We Hear You: The Border Wall and Shutdown Politics

The Daily Signal | 1/6/2019 | Staff
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Ken McIntyre, a 30-year veteran of national and local newspapers, serves as senior editor at The Daily Signal and The Heritage Foundation's Marilyn and Fred Guardabassi Fellow in Media and Public Policy Studies. Send an email to Ken.

Dear Daily Signal: It wasn’t all that long ago that Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the Clintons were adamantly opposed to illegal immigration and wanted it stopped, as Peter Parisi suggests in his commentary (“The Cure for Republican ‘Shutdown-ophobia’ Is Forceful Messaging on the Wall, Not Surrendering”).

Speeches - Immigration - Costs - Taxpayers - Time

They made public speeches condemning illegal immigration and the costs of it to American taxpayers. There was a time when they had no problem with building a border wall, and voted for it.

President Trump has taken a lot of good advice from The Heritage Foundation. Let’s hope he reads and heeds Peter Parisi’s great advice in his Daily Signal commentary.

GOP - Anything - Presidency - Majority - Houses

Why didn’t the GOP accomplish anything while they had the presidency and a majority in both houses of Congress?

Every honest person knows that the Democrats have simply found another excuse to attack Trump. Five billion dollars is a totally insignificant amount in a nation adding that much debt every 40 hours.

President - Something - Something - Congress - Game

Any president who wants this little for something important to him should get it, especially when it’s for something already approved by Congress. So this is more of the dangerous game of obstruction, with no regard for the people.

We are aware that Obama sought border security, ordered ICE raids, voted for a border barrier as senator, did plenty of deportations. And those kids in cages were on his watch. Here’s the problem: No one ever made a peep about any of that.

Trump - Border - Security - Caravan - Migrants

Trump himself said that southern border security is stronger than ever, that the caravan of migrants was completely turned back, and that because of that no new...
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