Sunday Talks: Kevin McAleenan -vs- Brett Baier – Trump Cuts Gordian Knot With Mexico…

Appearing on Fox News Sunday acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan discusses the approach by President Trump to impose import tariffs on Mexico if the administration of President Lopez-Obrador does not fulfill their pledge.

Along with outlining the Mexican agreement, McAleenan notes President Trump is absolutely willing to impose the tariffs on Mexico if there is no substantive and immediate improvement to stem the flow of Central American migrants.

Act, or be acted upon…

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192 Responses to Sunday Talks: Kevin McAleenan -vs- Brett Baier – Trump Cuts Gordian Knot With Mexico…

  1. nicco says:

    Fox continues to decline as far as i am concerned as long as they have BARE,WAAALLACE,SHEPPY.I wish they would go to cnn and msnbc where I am sure they would be happier.

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Bigly says:

    Mixing in that quote from Nancy pelosi – it was like being inside a college masters class and suddenly we paused to see what the kindergarten teacher had to say. She is so embarrassing. The secretary brushed her off like a fly flew on his shoulder. Best response ever. I like this guy.

    But please stay focused on election security. Dems are plotting to cheat and they will undo everything trump has done at the border.

    What a brilliant move with the threat of tariffs. Every kindergartener can understand trump just kicked the dems arse.

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    • ristvan says:

      DHS Election security is NOT the same as ballot harvesting in CA or illegal aliens being given Motor Voter registrations in CA. Unfortunately.

      What all states should do is pass Florida like drivers license/ voting laws. Because of past vote fraud, you cannot now get or renew a drivers license without (1) proof of citizenship like a valid passport, (2) proof of state residency (property tax, car insurance), (3) proof of local precinct residency (utility bills). That DL IS then used for voter registration, and is the main ID needed to vote on election day (there are special non driver alternatives). All cross checked in a computer database before being given a ballot.
      No second residence voting, no non citizens voting. Browards Brenda Snipes tried to game the last election using the faux early ballot/absentee ballot remaining loophole. She got caught and fired.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        I went to the tax office here in Fort Myers last week. There were several petitions being promoted. The one to make sure only American citizens can vote had a line.

        Liked by 16 people

        • Rhoda R says:

          Must be a petition for nation-wide because in Florida you have to show proof of citizenship.

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          • Jan says:

            Unfortunately or fortunately, the Supreme Court has ruled that states control their election laws–not Congress..

            That being said, these state electoral laws where your electoral votes go to the winner of the popular vote, even if the majority in your state voted for the other candidate, are going to have to be challenged or there will never be another conservative elected.

            As it stands now, we conservatives are royally screwed.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        the problem is the states where Soros spent millions in the elections of liberal Secretary of States. SoS sets the rules for elections.

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      • Dee Paul Deje says:

        They should arrest a couple people with Russian decent who voted illegally, arrest them and make a big media splash about it. Then POTUS signs an EO for a national voter ID law….making sure Russian doesn’t influence our elections, integrity of the democratic process and all that. Checkmate.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I also want to mention the fact (maybe more of my opinion since no one that I’ve seen has yet posted numbers to confirm) that McAleenan’s very publicly stated concern about foreign election interference pales by comparison to the domestic election meddling and interference by elements within the DemoncRAT Party.

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      • Truth! When I changed my residence to Florida, as a natural-born citizen, I had to provide my birth certificate, social security number and all manner of documentation just to get a driver’s license. They also required that I choose a political party. I had never been a “registered” anything, always choosing the person, not the party. But, on the spot, I thought: “Well, I’m sure as hell not voting for HER! ” Divine intervention, I presume. That’s when I became a Republican in 2015. At least for now.

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      • George 1 says:

        This. The dems have already field tested their vote harvasting scheme to win elections. It may already be too late to stop the election stealing.

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    • geoffgo says:

      And the RINOs and the CoC and the Business Roundtable, etc., etc.

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    • Luz Maria Rodriguez says:

      So cool.
      2020, here we come!

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  3. FL_GUY says:

    When President Trump says something, he means it. President Trump is a guy you really never want to double cross. AMLO is history if he doesn’t honor the agreement.

    The D-Rats are going to find that out soon what it is really like to poke the lion when he is out of the cage. It will be a coliseum level of an event when President Trump starts to move on them. I can’t wait..

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    • FofBW says:

      When PT is reelected, and he will be, he will have 4 years to turn around and stop the 30 + years of slowly destroying America and our Constitution.

      They were sooooo close to the fat lady singing (aka, Hillary) it is scary.

      Liked by 11 people

      • MakersMark says:

        Cankles looks like she’s gained fifty pounds in the video of her marching in the Memorial Day parade wearing her bedspread dress and sneakers. Michelle had a staff of around 8o, Melania has around 5, but Cankles would need an entire regiment to keep her Presidental in appearance.

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        • WRB says:

          ** Cankles looks like she’s gained fifty pounds **

          That means 50 more pounds of integrity on display to the American people. /s

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          • Rhoda R says:

            Probably exo-skeleton. And bullet proof vest. I imagine there are plenty of people out there who wouldn’t mind taking a pot shot at the ‘lady’.

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    • MAJA says:

      I’m with you. It’s going to be epic.

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  4. Henry chance says:

    Kicked it twice Peso fell,3% very quickly. That means a discount for tourists
    Means our pork, corn and rice cost them more.

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  5. Henry chance says:

    Matador Donald

    El Jefe

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  6. President Trump would have made a great Marine, he is surrounded and welcomes it because he can fire in any direction and hit an enemy. Our enemies China, Mexico, the European Union, our Congress, the Chamber of Commerce, they hate all of us, as much as they hate our President. God Bless President Trump, and God Bless America.

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    • FofBW says:

      PT does not know the meaning of retreat. He just fights in a new direction.

      Liked by 8 people

    • All Too Much says:

      General Chesty Puller led the breakout, from the near overwhelming Chinese Peoples Republic Army, during the battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
      North Korea. November-December 1950.
      My father fought in the battle, at the front of the breakout, serving under Puller.
      He and his fellow Marines revered Puller. My father did until passing away in December 2000, fifty years to the day he was wounded by bullets and a hand grenade.
      Made it home, always a proud Marine.

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      • All Too Much says:

        LOL. I forgot to explain the Marine were trapped by the PRA. and had had reservoir to one side of the mountain road. Chinese were on hills and attacked at night, coming down the hills from the higher ground.

        Puller, I brought up because the original comment, above, about Trump. the Marines, and being Trump being surrounded and saying I got this. Puller was the same man in that regard.

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          Chesty Puller is our Marine Corps legend.

          On that break out he wiped out 3 Chines Divisions, killed over 15,000 Chinese.

          Brought all the equipment with him the Army and every else left behind. Winner of 4 Navy Crosses.

          He died while I was in Boot Camp at Paris Island.

          That was the “only” day our Drill Instructors gave us time off.
          Our time off was shining our boots….

          Semper Fi

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  7. Query says:

    Unpalatable fact.
    The President can stop 144,000 illegal alien border crossers per month from entering the USA immediately. He can close the border and put the US military along it to enforce that any time he chooses
    The President chooses not to.
    It’s almost as if he doesn’t understand that the legal and illegal Mex vote in Texas will turn it permanently blue in the rapidly approaching future.
    The border has turned from farce to tragedy.

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    • Dekester says:

      Query, why harp on all the time.

      Too bad you were not President, all would be solved.

      God bless PDJT.

      Liked by 16 people

    • Chip Doctor says:

      Sorry, not going to take the bait.

      Liked by 1 person

    • LafnH20 says:

      Unpalatable “Fact”??

      With ZERO corroborating evidence to back it up.
      🤔

      Sounds like an OPINION…
      Smacks of devisiveness…

      But, that’s just me.

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      • Query says:

        Errr….what ?
        PDJT has the power to close the border today. Are you disputing that?
        He chooses not to. Are you disputing that?
        If you don’t understand the powers of the Presidency, perhaps you should do some research.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          The only thing I’m disputing is you, calling your opinion, FACT!!

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        • ristvan says:

          What I dispute is that your solution solves the problem. It cannot. See my comment just below. You display righteous indignation and ignorance at the same time. Not good.

          Liked by 13 people

        • geoffgo says:

          Query, you obviously don’t grasp that PDT wishes to use a mallet, rather than a 16 lb. sledge.

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          • Query says:

            Ok.
            PDJT has left his mallet in his toolbox to adjust this matter since Nov 2016.
            By choice.
            Anyone with a cogent explanation for that, that doesn’t involve 3D chess or drooling, I’m all ears.

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        • Blister Bill says:

          PDJT has total authority to close down the border. Whether the Hillary voters that make up ‘his’ executive branch are following any of his orders is a different matter entirely.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        His comment also assumes that the Republican Gov—who found and reported 85.000 illegal votes cast in the mid terms—-will sit and twiddle his thumbs and just ignore the problem for 2020. NOT

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        • Dimbulbz says:

          You cannot vote in a Texas Election without being registered. You have to be a citizen to register. I have to show my ID when I register. It is checked and verified that I can vote. How an Illegal can vote its hard for me to see – at least where I am in Texas. Of course, Maybe in some places they ignore those rules, but to my knowledge every polling place has people watching from both parties to make certain those rules are followed. 85k votes among 8 million is an anomaly and the anomaly apparently was caught. At least this time. People who seek to undermine the confidence in the vote can do it two ways. One is to actually vote illegally, the other is to cast dispersion on the integrity of the vote.
          When I start seeing voting problems, I will be the first to say something about it. If you have proof you’d damn well better speak up, but if you have only innuendo, you aren’t helping. I believe the Democrats will use doubt in election results to foment whatever it is the plan on doing when they lose in 2020. If they do not lose terribly in 2020 it will be over. And Trump will have spared us from 4 years of tyranny (thank you!). I figure at best we have maybe 8 more years before the Dems grab everything and we are done. The enemy never sleeps, it never goes off the air, it never thinks about hanging it up. If only we could live our religion as truly as the left does.

          Lets fight REAL proven battles, not imagined ones. If there is a significant illegal vote in Texas, I will be right there to fight it. So will every Texan. (We’ll excuse the Californicators who are also invading Texas in alarming numbers. Hopefully they are leaving their stupidity at the state line)

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          • mazziflol says:

            Dim,

            At least 36 states—Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia—plus the District of Columbia, currently or will soon have fully or substantially electronic voter registration at DMVs.

            Here in Nevada, illegals can obtain a drivers licence. When they do, they are automatically registered to vote (legally or otherwise). Sundance has touched on this in the past on these pages.

            It is a REAL problem and not imagined…but go ahead and think otherwise. Ignorance is bliss I suppose.

            https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/09/22/pennsylvania-motor-voter-registration-glitch-allows-non-citizens-to-vote-in-elections/

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            • TheLastDemocrat says:

              Sundance posted a big teaser about investigations into California motor voter, then took it back, saying the topic could not be discussed as it all was a delicate situation.

              I have been looking for follow up for over a year but have seen nothing.

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    • boogywstew says:

      If President Trump chooses not to … chances are there is a very good reason. Does that thought ever cross your mind?

      Liked by 4 people

    • LafnH20 says:

      Hi, Charles. 🙌

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    • Alan Reasin says:

      Closing the border and sending troops there is a last resort action. More than half the country’s citizens would find it hard to accept such actions. You and I may support it, but any president needs overwhelming support to feel free to do that. PDJT is very proactive, but not without analyzing the what ifs.

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      • tdaly14 says:

        Agree Alan, 70% of the country would not like that at all. We wouldn’t have an issue, but most would. Congress in parties would throw a flipping fit as well.

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        • Chilidog says:

          That also includes a significant amount of senior officials within his own administration. Many would undoubtedly resist such an order.

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      • Query says:

        “half the country’s citizens would find it hard to accept such actions”
        Oh for a binding referendum on the matter. Why on God’s green earth would anyone except a vested interest oppose border integrity, borders that are now wide open to the entire 3rd world if they can get themselves to a border?
        Of course, I think you are very mistaken.
        Sounds like an apologist’s meme.

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      • Blister Bill says:

        Yes, there’s no need to panic when there’s upwards of a million or more invading foreign nationals coming in every 3 months.

        America is taking her last breaths. She’s about to cross the demographic rubicon where the left will be forever in power. A thousand years of darkness…

        But by all means don’t use the power available to the commander in chief to save America from certain death.

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    • ristvan says:

      Query, simply incorrect. Closing the border means closing legal ports of entry. It CANNOT mean closing entire border where most illegal entry occurs unless the whole darned thing already has bollard wall like WBTW just erected in El Paso/Sunland.
      Your proposal does great economic harm while doing NOTHING to stop the illegal alien ‘asylum seeker’ flow of people. Please, think it thru before venting here.

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      • Query says:

        You jest of course, closing the border means returning everyone who crosses including “asylum” seekers. No release in Chicago any more. No incentive anymore. Mass US military deployment by Divisions will do an excellent job until the entire Wall is complete… and constructed as a national emergency build in 2 years.

        I’ve heard that the economic advantage of some is much more important than 3rd world immigration changing the societal face of America. Each to his own, depends on your values I guess.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          Obtuse… Comes to mind.

          Liked by 2 people

        • ristvan says:

          I never jest. Your definition of ‘closing the border’ is multiply unlawful, so impossible.

          Liked by 7 people

          • Query says:

            Nonsense, President has absolute power to close borders.

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            • ristvan says:

              True. And useless. Address reality, not your version of it.
              Explain how your ‘close the borders’ word proclamation closes the 1/2 mile up mountain gap between ElPaso TX and the El Paso side of Sunland NM Mount Christo Rey that WBTW just actually closed with a high tech bollard wall.

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              • Query says:

                “True”.
                Thanks.
                Now give the Joint Chiefs the job and stop trying to do amateur planning.

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              • Sundown says:

                This may be where armed American citizens complete tasks apparently not budgeted – like guarding the gates so “international” fake water commissions DON’T open the gates.

                Fire at will on any border jumper.

                What is so hard to understand?

                If 70% don’t like it, it’s because they are either Communists or are ignorant – either reason shouldn’t keep me, an enlightened American, from protecting and defending our borders from those who seek to take us down.

                Can’t believe I even have to state this obvious potential safety measure that’s been available all along. Armed American citizens.

                The primary purpose of a federal government is national security – borders. They’ve admitted they failed and continue to fail to keep us safe.

                So, the present laws violate the constitution by failing to protect our borders while giving special consideration to fake “asylum” seekers over American citizens.

                Fuels my proposal that Americans get in their cars, drive to a Texas city, line up along the border, then wait for the threats to life, liberty, and property. Aliens’ presence on our country’s land is enough to warrant a threat and response.

                Bullets and threats of violence is how Mexicans and cartels roll. Everything else, they scoff at, pinche pendejo gringos.

                It is inevitable at this point. Why wait until they cross and can shoot you in the back, rape your females, or knife you?

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        • Jan says:

          There’s a federal law that blocks the President from putting the military down on the border to protect it from the standpoint of “innocent civilians” coming across our border. When he sends them down there, they are helping the Border Patrol by taking over office duty, drone and helicopter visuals, putting out barb wire, offering medical assistance, etc. They cannot arrest illegals. They cannot shoot illegals or turn them back across the border to the Mexican side.

          I’m all for shutting down the border. Stack barb wire on barb wire. Tax remittances. Change asylum laws AND many other things Congress could do

          But Nancy Pelosi now has her own in-house law firm to sue to block the President for anything he does. The Dimms start their unofficial impeachment hearings this week. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE BORDER!! And neither do Republicans.

          So blame the President all you want but he is doing everything he can lawfully to do something, and no one in Congress or the judiciary cares about Americans.

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      • bored identity says:

        Y’all post like circle jerk cult members.
        If the President have sent military, and sealed the border ( which I still hope could happen if he got reelected – which I don’t think will happen if Creepy Biden wins their nomination) y’all would call Trump a genius.

        I am still waiting to see what was that new condition, or clause in the agreement with Mexico that made Trump to change his mind :

        (from Breitbart )
        In a series of tweets, Trump defended the agreement heading off the 5% tax on all Mexican goods that he had threatened to impose Monday, but he warned Mexico that, “if for some unknown reason” cooperation fails, “we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs.”

        The tweets came amid questions about just how much of the deal — announced with great fanfare Friday — was really new. It included a commitment from Mexico, for instance, to deploy its new National Guard to the country’s southern border with Guatemala.

        Mexico, however, had already intended to do that before Trump’s latest threat and had made that clear to U.S. officials.

        ” Trump also teased the idea that more was agreed to than was announced Friday, saying that “some things” and “one in particular” that had been left out of the release but would be “announced at the appropriate time.”

        He could have been referring to discussion about Mexico becoming a “safe third country,” which would make it harder for asylum-seekers who pass through the country to claim refuge in the U.S. The idea, which Mexico has long opposed, was discussed during negotiations.

        But Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has said Mexico did not agree to it.

        https://www.breitbart.com/news/trump-still-hangs-tariff-threat-over-mexico-despite-deal/

        So, you drop the stick, extend them with the carrot, and tell Mexicans that the next time (in 90 days ) they will go on probation, if…blah.blah,twitt,twitt

        Too bad that you’re already in 900 days of your mandate.

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    • Goedhart says:

      Query is part of the early landing team.
      Everyone is postulating the reasons why congress won’t do what it needs to do regarding the border.
      The reason is simple: They know the way to beat Trump in 2020 is to keep the border open and drumbeat constantly until the election how he failed in his #1 campaign pledge.
      The rest of the drummers are enroute nationwide to divide and discourage.

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      • Query says:

        “They know the way to beat Trump in 2020 is to keep the border open and drumbeat constantly until the election how he failed in his #1 campaign pledge.”

        Correct. And if PDJT doesn’t understand how the electoral college is going to eventually go in Texas, Miller should tell him.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        I have not heard one whisper from one Prog regarding Trump should not get someone’s vote because he did not build a wall.

        Link please.

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      • TexanInFL says:

        So stop responding to them.

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    • Guyski says:

      To assume legal and illegal mexicans, hispanics or whatever are monolithic is wrong.

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      • Query says:

        Stop making it up, no-one’s assuming a universal Mex vote…. merely a permanent Democrat 2:1 majority, and that’s all that’s needed.

        “Hillary Clinton won 66% of Latino voters on Election Day, according to updated National Election Pool exit poll data, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008, when 67% of Hispanics backed Barack Obama.”

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        • Guyski says:

          You wrote this:

          It’s almost as if he doesn’t understand that the legal and illegal Mex vote in Texas will turn it permanently blue in the rapidly approaching future.

          Don’t contradict yourself and quit making stuff up.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          It’s almost as if he doesn’t understand that the legal and illegal Mex vote in Texas will turn it permanently blue in the rapidly approaching future.

          Your words!!!

          Is there a third type of vote???

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          • Guyski says:

            Thank you.

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          • Query says:

            Oh, I see. You think that illegals don’t vote illegally? I included them because they do.
            Bwaaa…..

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            • LafnH20 says:

              That’s not what I asked!
              Please, try to keep up.

              I asked, “Is there a third type of vote”?

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              • Query says:

                Post 2:
                Is English your first language?
                No-one, let alone me, has ever said “there another way to VOTE OTHER THAN “Legally or Illegally “.
                What I said was “It’s almost as if he doesn’t understand that the legal and illegal Mex vote in Texas will turn it permanently blue in the rapidly approaching future.”

                How does that confuse you to the point of reading a “third way to vote”?
                I’m fascinated.

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              • Query says:

                Still waiting….

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      • Blister Bill says:

        It’s settled science. 80-20 or 70-30 in favor of the dems. And it doesn’t get better as the generations of anchor babies are born.
        This is not hard. It’s what queen Ann has been crowing about for years and she’s right.

        America is at the point of no return. Floriduh and texas will be blue in a few years and then we will have a president cortez in Amerika. IOW, we’re FUBARed unless drastic action is taken RIGHT NOW!!

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    • Bob182 says:

      Query,
      The military can’t be used for domestic law enforcement. Please look up Posse Comitatus.

      And the mere presence of armed military units at the border doesn’t automatically stop illegal crossings. They would need to be authorized to shoot illegals crossing the border. And you must know that our opponents have no morals, so they’d send women and children first, hoping (yes, hoping) that we’d shoot them, and create bad press for Trump.

      Or are you proposing that we place US military units inside of Mexico (a.k.a. invading Mexico), thereby avoiding Posse Comitatus? But then we’d have to literally occupy the towns that sit on top of the border, like at El Paso and Tijuana. No thanks.

      Now if something dramatic occurs, like Ebola is discovered in Mexico, then sure, slam the border closed instantaneously and shoot everything that moves.

      Please come back when you have a serious comment.

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      • Query says:

        Don’t be silly. Defending US Continental Borders from invaders is exactly the US Military’s mission.
        You didn’t know? I blame the grade school system.

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        • Carson Napier says:

          I PROPOSE –

          1. The removal of the members of the land armed forces from within the continental limits of the United States and the Panama Canal Zone for any cause whatsoever is prohibited.

          2. The vessels of the United States Navy, or of the other branches of the armed service, are hereby prohibited from steaming, for any reason whatsoever except on an errand of mercy, more than five hundred miles from our coast.

          3. Aircraft of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps are hereby prohibited from flying, for any reason whatsoever, more than seven hundred and fifty miles beyond the coast of the United States.

          – Smedley D. Butler, America’s Most Decorated Soldier (Marine)

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        • LafnH20 says:

          The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) signed on June 18, 1878, by President Rutherford B. Hayes.The purpose of the act – in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807 –

          is to limit the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

          A lil “Light Reading”….

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        • Bob182 says:

          Silly, you say? Okay, smart guy, exactly do you propose our infantry units do once they are deployed on the border? We already military units supporting the Border Patrol with logistics and infrastructure.

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          • Query says:

            Yeah, real silly. Your learned helplessness is just what the Deepies want.

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            • Bob182 says:

              Please enlighten us all. What exactly would you have an infantry unit do?

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              • Carson Napier says:

                Among other things, how about build some wall. The Army Engineers can teach them how, I had a neighbor who bought a back hoe and taught himself how to use it.

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                • Bob182 says:

                  I was merely replying to Query, who seems to think that the mere presence of the “military” would somehow magically stop the flow if illegals, and by not using that option that Trump is not fulfilling his duty, or something like that.

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          • Blister Bill says:

            Let’s see, pile a million miles of concertina wire the extent of our southern border. (Over the weekend). Build temp fencing in a week while the real wall is being built.

            Now that the invading forces are funneled, use non-lethal force until the third time and then light em up with lethal force. Round up every invading foreign national whether in mexico of in the U.S. and put them on cargo ships and ship them to where ever.–10’s of thousands of miles away. Just a few ideas…

            See how easy that is? Not a GD thing congress or the courts can do about it, either.

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        • ristvan says:

          Query, my sincere recommendation is to stop shooting your own foot off.
          Posse Comitatus is 18USC1385. Look it up. Understand it. Then get back.

          Defending US Borders is only a military mission if a foreign sovereign military is invading. See §A4§4. Faux family asylum seekers are not a constitutional ‘invasion’ such as you envision.

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          • Carson Napier says:

            “Defending US Borders is only a military mission if a foreign sovereign military is invading. See §A4§4. Faux family asylum seekers are not a constitutional ‘invasion’ such as you envision.”

            Millions, tens of millions over the last decades, is an invasion by any math, including the “New Math”, even if not a one of the millions, tens of millions over the last decades, are wearing a uniform.

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          • Carson Napier says:

            Just as a rose is still a rose, and a skunk is still a skunk, by whatever other name some lawyer chooses to call them, a nation invasion by millions of nation invaders is an invasion. To think otherwise is logically absurd.

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          • Blister Bill says:

            Complete and utter BS. No statutory law supersedes the Constitution. Do you understand that? The POTUS is in charge of national security. What ever he deems as an existential threat, goes.

            If I hear any other morons bringing up posse commitatus, they should be caned.

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        • Chip Doctor says:

          Query, I still won’t take your bait and go back and forth. The reason I didn’t above is because I could tell that all you wanted to do is argue with childish smartass remarks.

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      • Carson Napier says:

        “The military can’t be used for domestic law enforcement. Please look up Posse Comitatus. “

        We have around 4,000 military at the border now. If posse comitatus does not prevent this, I don’t know why it would prevent 40,000 or 400,000 being at the border to defend America from what logically can only be called an invasion and a massive one at that.

        BTW, LBJ deployed thousands of US Army Airborne troops to Chicago, yes Chicago, which wasn’t even at a border that was being invaded.

        What the hell do we even have an Army for if they can’t even be used where they most belong? Parades? Afcrapistan ? It is lunacy. Especially as the Pentagone gets over $700 billion a year. It is a disgrace.

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        • Bob182 says:

          The law was designed to prevent the military from being used for domestic law enforcement purposes.

          The currently deployed military units are supporting the Border Patrol with logistics and infrastructure, but not directly involved with catching illegals.

          An infantry unit is good at breaking things, but not catching crooks. Don’t put them there unless you’re ready for bloodshed.

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          • Carson Napier says:

            “An infantry unit is good at breaking things, but not catching crooks. Don’t put them there unless you’re ready for bloodshed.”

            Army troops, including Infantry, can do a lot of things other than simply killing people and breaking things. Give them some credit for having some discipline.

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          • Query says:

            There is no problem with the military repelling foreign invaders.
            You might well be correct, a small amount of publicised bloodshed might well fix the problem immediately and permanently.

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        • Bob182 says:

          Oh, and yes, military units have been used domestically on rare occasions, such as during the 1960’s race riots, Eisenhower’s forced de-segregation of Alabama, the post-Rodney King riots in LA, and after 9/11. I’m unsure of the exact legal justification for each one.

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        • Ilcon says:

          National Guard to Arkansas when the D racists interfered in school integration. The president has the right to protect our borders.It is in our Constitution.

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    • Amy2 says:

      That’s still an option. Let me know when you’re on the ballot. In the meantime, I voted for Donald Trump, so I’m trusting him on this one (and all the other ones).

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    • SoCal Patriot says:

      Hahaha…you are pretty darn consistent. I will give that to you. I think AG Barr’s comment about the letter from Mueller would fit with you…”snitty”.

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      • Query says:

        Snitty….or accurate.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          Try reading again….

          S N I T T Y

          I’m sure, you just misread. Happens to me all the time.

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          • Query says:

            But you’re the one who believes illegals don’t vote illegally….see the comprehension flaw yet?

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            • Ilcon says:

              Illegal illegally.

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            • LafnH20 says:

              Again, sigh, I did not say, I think illegals do not VOTE illegally.

              I asked… “Is there another way to VOTE OTHER THAN “Legally or Illegally “.

              Perhaps, you got all caught up in the “Fun” and missed that post.

              So, again, I ask you…

              “Is there another way to VOTE OTHER THAN “Legally or Illegally”.

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              • Sundown says:

                I spy groups of posters who’ve taken over the discourse on this site.

                They prevent the free flow of ideas and are using fallacies if reasoning to impede discourse.

                I agree with Query. Close the border SPECIFICALLY to give notice to anyone that citizens and government agencies alike will shoot on sight any invader.

                These vermin should be applying in their countries where we have embassies out the wazoo.

                It’s the THREAT that will slow the invasion. And it will be bloody.

                The only other option is to sit on our butts and watch the invasion on tv and moan.

                Screw that.

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            • LafnH20 says:

              Take your time…

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              • Query says:

                Is English your first language?
                No-one, let alone me, has ever said “there another way to VOTE OTHER THAN “Legally or Illegally “.
                What I said was “It’s almost as if he doesn’t understand that the legal and illegal Mex vote in Texas will turn it permanently blue in the rapidly approaching future.”

                How does that confuse you to the point of reading a “third way to vote?
                I’m fascinated…

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    • Diana Allocco says:

      I’ve seen you post this mantra multiple times. Have you won a single convert?

      If not, rethink your mission.

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    • GSparrow says:

      Query wrote: “He can close the border and put the US military along it to enforce that any time he chooses.”

      PDJT’s biggest opponent would likely be A/HSS Kevin McAleenan. He has garnered significant criticism from some POTUS supporters due to his policies and comments. He seems to be more concerned about the health and welfare of the illegal immigrants than he does the USA and its people.

      In this interview, he recommends changing existing policy to encourage more immigration. He talked about changing the “Asylum Standard” for asylum seekers to a “more balanced level,” meaning the rejection standard is grossly unfair and needs to be lowered significantly so thousands more unskilled asylum seekers (or far more than 10%) will be allowed to enter. Kevin is a competent fellow but I think he’s more a Pelosi Dem than a Trump supporter. (Speculation only)

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      • emet says:

        Yes. He unfortunately is a member of the Big Club. Although in a prior interview he claimed to have come up thru the ranks, in fact he started near the top when Commussioner Bonner brought him to US Customs. The two knew each other in Los Angeles. He was subsequently placed in a range of positions, a sort of grooming I have heard. But actually, by the time he was hired around 2000, US Customs was just an empty shell. I have noticed several really bad decisions that either reflect a lack of basic knowledge or were purposely done to make a mess. DHS probably will never function properly, and should be taken down and rebuilt. I withhold final judgement on McAleenan, but I wish Miller were in charge.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        McAleenan is an obama guy, and he seems to be as worthless as Nielsen was.
        I guess they’re still using obama policies at DHS.

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    • SundaysChild says:

      I’ve always assumed he understands the grip that the cheap labor/open borders CoC and Koch Bros have on the GOPe. All he needs for his Presidency to be voided is to have enough controlled R’s cross over.

      If he’s impeached, what do you think would happen then? Border construction would come to a screeching halt and the fight would be over. The majority of the GOP would rollover & play dead once again.

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    • Padric says:

      Yes, he can close the border any time…and in doing so watch any hope of USMCA being ratified anywhere. While the president currently has them backed into a corner in which they MUST act in one of two ways, the outcomes of which are already known, he keeps the trade agreement alive. Close the border and its an absolute guarantee that Mexico will vote it down. Why would they vote FOR it at that point? They would have no means of being able to export to us because the border would be closed. You’d lose your direct leverage: the trade agreement. Canada would likely follow suit because Trudeau really wanted no part of this anyway and will use any chance he can to get them out of it. Lets not even discuss what our own congress would do.

      And while he could deploy the military, it is a far smarter move not to at this point. Think about it. If he were to do that Mexico would surely let the caravans through and mass them at the border. The optics of tens to hundreds of thousands of “refugees” sitting in the sweltering heat and tent cities on one side and armed military on the other? You wouldn’t need to worry about “legal and illegal Mex vote” turning Texas blue. He’d have done it for them. For most Americans, it’s one thing to say you want to stop illegal immigration. Its by far another to say “And we’ll put the armed military at the border to make that happen if we have to”. It implies that they are willing to shoot unarmed civilians. And yes, I’m aware there are crowd deterrent weapons at their disposal and would likely deploy them. What nobody mentions is the down side of that: A) Mexico will mass them just out of range and B) the TV footage of women and children dropping to the ground and screaming in agony. It won’t matter to the average American that what is being used against the border crossers are non-lethal tools, all they will see and care about is civilians dropping like flies at the hands of the military.

      Quite simply, if you wish to use the implements of war, you must set the conditions of war in the public’s mind and we are miles away from that.

      Right now Mexico is entirely on the hook to act but if we close the border and/or deploy military, you’ve just handed them a means of hitting back with much wider ramifications: “Hey, world, take a look. We’re doing our best to get these caravans under control but they closed the border on us anyway”. Somehow I don’t think the trade agreements negotiations with the EU would fare well at that point. The EU would simply back off, point to the statements by Mexico and say “How can we trust you not to do something like that to us?” Same goes for China or anyone else, for that matter.

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  8. In the final analysis, Mexico is a narco-state. Since a crusading Mexican patriot is unlikely to gain enough power to defeat the cartels, it would seem direct US military involvement is inevitable .. unless we just surrender.

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  9. simicharmed says:

    This entire “border-crisis” is actually a MASSIVE Child Trafficking CRISIS! Perhaps it’s time to refocus to the obvious.

    Children ARE being trafficked every hour of every day with immunity! Child Trafficking is ILLEGAL in the USA yet it appears to be “allowed” at the southern border. WTF!

    Every human-being breaking into the USA with a “child” are (or should be), child trafficking suspects.

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  10. ristvan says:

    Well, this little interview further destroyed the NYT slant that PDJT accomplished nothing new, and Pelosi’s slant that threats are not diplomacy. Ouch on them.
    Brett Baier failed in his belittlement mission. Nice.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Barr frustrates me. Sometimes he seems to want to pursue the truth. Other times he just seems to want to promote the narrative.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        Not BARR. BAIER!

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      • GSparrow says:

        L4grasshopper:

        With all of the MSM networks and other outlets that are simply obedient parrots of the Dems, it always irritates me to see FNC hosts presenting the latest inane Democrat response to an issue that involves Trump.

        Harvard’s poll did determine that 52% of FNC is negative to Trump and it makes sense with Juan Williams, Chris Hahn, Donna Brazile and all the other Dem regulars and hosts like Baier who simply repeat the Dem talking points ad infinitum in every interview.

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        • Bubba Cow says:

          I would think that with their ratings (#1 for at least last 20 weeks), they could afford to tell the truth rather than any narrative.

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  11. God bless America and God bless President Trump!!

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  12. merlintobie says:

    our Southern border is disgrace

    what happened to “troops” being posted there?

    line up a million US soldiers, with guns pointed south, now

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    • Carson Napier says:

      Mexico’s Army (hopefully) doing what our own Army (overwhelmingly absent) can’t/won’t/doesn’t do for whatever reason/reasons.

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    • Blister Bill says:

      You want the scary version? Our corrupt stasi state(executive branch) is following orders from the O’muslim/Soros/Jarrett shadow coup not PDJT.

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  13. Paul says:

    Brett Baier interviews… Brett Baier?

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  14. J Gottfred says:

    Watching the Sunday pundits and their democrat guests spew their vile anti-Trump viceral about immigration, I am convinced the left realizes Trump’s end run around congress (note that I am using lower case d and c!) on Mexico has totally vexed the them and shown how inept and inadequate they are. He just cannot be stopped! –No matter how hard they think they have pinned Trump to the mat he manages to execute an amazing escape! (Ok so my son is a wrestler)

    God Bless this man; What an incredible time to be alive!

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  15. GSparrow says:

    POTUS’s forwarded Tweet from BB about Sen. Ron Johnson was quite informative.
    I wondered why Mexico responded so quickly to Trump’s tariff warnings given Mitch and his band of NAFTA-COC loving Sen. comrades that rejected P Trump and the American people’s best interests. They clearly chose Guatemalan’s, Honduran’s…. and COC’s best interests. But thankfully, not all Senators folded just to pls. the COC.

    HSC Chairman and Sen. Ron Johnson stated, “For my part, after those news reports were published last week, I called the Mexican ambassador and said regardless of what you read in the press, understand if the president is serious about this, there are not votes to override. Take that threat seriously if you know you have to do more.”
    Now it makes sense. I wonder if they received other calls from GOP reps?

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  16. #Statura_co says:

    If you want a heads up as to election security then look to the UK for tgis could happen in the US. The stars are aligned. We even have a tolerance for fraud in ethnic areas as it would not be politically correct to bring them to book! This centres around postal votes of which my guess the US could be susceptible https://wp.me/paZ7x4-ut

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  17. Carson Napier says:

    Myth #1:The US Constitution prohibits posting US troops on the border.

    The US Constitution says no such thing. In fact, Article IV states:

    Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

    So the US Constitution clearly requires the federal government to protect states from invasion. Almost a million aliens illegally pouring across the border into states each year is clearly an invasion.

    Myth #2:The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits US troops from guarding US borders.

    This 1878 act was enacted to prevent Union troops from continuing to enforce federal laws in the defeated South after the American Civil war. Here is the text as modified by Congress in recent years:

    Sec. 1385. – Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

    Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

    The US Army exists to defend the US from foreign invasion, which is expressly authorized by the US Constitution. Guarding the Mexican border was the Army’s primary peacetime mission until 1940, and no one ever declared this was in violation of this 1878 act. The US Border Patrol wasn’t even formed until 1924, so claiming the intent of this law was to prevent US Army troops from guarding the border is absurd. The map at left shows US Army forts in Texas in the late 1880s when the entire US Army had fewer than 40,000 soldiers; it has 500,000 today. Clearly, defending the US border was a primary mission of the US Army for decades after this act was passed.

    Some may argue that Chapter 18, Section 375 of Title 10 US Code prevents military personnel from direct participation in law enforcement. However, defending US borders from foreign invaders is not law enforcement, it’s the basic purpose of the US military. While defending these United States from invasion, civilian law enforcement may be called upon to assist the US military. Does anyone believe the Border Patrol must operate fighter aircraft because the US Air Force can’t intercept aircraft crossing into the US because that’s “law enforcement”?

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    • Very interesting. Thank you.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Mr Napier,
      This from the link where you got the above from,also his facebook page had below.And who is this guy who wrote this stuff above,
      E-Mail: ronbass2010@comcast.net

      United Patriots Of America shared a post.
      April 17 ·

      To many asshole cops giving the people in their communities shitty service .sad part is its hard to get rid of them ,time to bring back a good ole tar & feathering on the town hall steps with the rest of the cops watching and the town leaders who hire them .
      Jack Roll shared a post to the group: American Redux.

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  18. SD’s attempt to promote gentlemanly discussion tonight with this McAleenan posting turned into a very ungentlemanly urination contest of epic proportions. I’m glad I wore boots.

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  19. Perot Conservative says:

    So the New York Times is Fake News, again!

    And why is ICE playing tiddly winks? Upwards of 1 Million illegal immigrants have exhausted all legal remedies and have immigration orders to leave. WHERE is ICE???

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    • California Joe says:

      They have about 2,000 Deportation Officers for the entire country and no authority to hire. They deport several thousand a month in spite of the hostile news media and courts.

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      • Zippy says:

        “They have about 2,000 Deportation Officers for the entire country and no authority to hire.”

        Cleverly BY DESIGN, and not their design.

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  20. Blister Bill says:

    In case people are having a hard time figuring out what’s going on here, It seems that PDJT has more ability to influence the narco terrorists in charge of mexico rather than the radical leftists in charge of the orwellian named dept of homeland security in ‘his’ own executive branch.

    The DHS seems completely oblivious that they follow PDJT’s orders and that PDJT enforces the law, not them. They’re also oblivious to the fact that PDJT has plenary authority over border security…Not congress or the courts

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    • Query says:

      Quite. The common delusion here seems to be that Congress or the Courts matter. They don’t.
      Congress doesn’t even matter re funding for a COMPLETE Border Wall. My last calculation was a saving of 2.6% of the total Defence budget builds a deluxe Wall sea to shining sea, that’s not even allowing for billions in Pentagon “disaster emergency funds” accumulated and held in reserve.
      Any business anywhere can save 2.7% of annual expenditure with a giggle.

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  21. Zippy says:

    Where exactly is the TEXT of the agreement so we can make up our OWN minds how fast we SHOULD expect results. Mexico deploying enough troops to STOP the flow into their southern border and out through their northern border bringing the “refugee” invasion to near ZERO should take what, two weeks max?

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  22. Gary Lacey says:

    Baier has all the sutility of a snake, turned it off when he got to the poor, poor children.
    I have been onto Baier since he Wallace, Baier, Kelly hit on Trump debate.
    (Did he raise the issue of the border patrol guards kicking puppies?)

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  23. Jeff Stanley says:

    Questions, questions. Like, how many of those 2500 separated children were accompanied by their actual parents? And why don’t U.S. officials like McAleenan give specifics? And how many U.S. officials, from front-line officers, to federal judges, to the cabinet level, are being paid off by the cartels?

    Regarding the last question, as Western Civilization slips slowly under the icy North Atlantic waves, ponder the BILLIONS

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  24. Jeff Stanley says:

    …and BILLIONS that the cartels have to spread around. Certainly the sterling characters who make up our law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, have proven themselves to be beyond corruption, right?

    You can bet the corruption down here is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH worse than anyone will have any idea about this side of Judgment Day.

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  25. The snipish thrust and parry above is precisely why I left a debate group. I believe most of us here are above this childish, unproductive interaction.

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  26. scrap1ron says:

    Impose the tariffs now and ease up on them when the Mexicans produce the required results.

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  27. mikeyboo says:

    McAleenan communicates clearly with no BS. He was very impressive in this interview. Score for the Trump Administration and America.

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  28. Query says:

    Oh my, 90% of illegal alien border crossers who are released into US society never turn up to Court for their “asylum” hearing. They disappear.
    Congress should be ashamed of itself.

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