Trump Supporters Being Told They Support Obama’s DACA Plan After All

by Scott Creighton

How many times have you seen a report on Fox or CNN talking about how Trump supporters SUPPORT his flip-flop on DACA? Here’s another one.

Donald Trump’s tough talk on illegal immigration was a big part of the reason Dave Hagstrom and many others in this booming Phoenix suburb supported him for president. “Walls make good neighbors,” Hagstrom said.

So when the president moved this week to cut a deal — with Democrats no less — to block the expulsion of 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, was Hagstrom disappointed?

Not at all.

“If you were to deport them, where would they go?” Hagstrom, 60, a car-warranty manager, asked on his way to a Bible-study dinner at an upscale shopping mall. “To send them across the border would be inhumane almost. There’s no life for them there.” LA Times

Big Business likes cheap labor that enjoys no workers’ protections. And Big Business tells the press what to write. So it’s not surprising they have decided to instruct Trump’s base that they too support the Dream Act provision of the 2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill they have opposed since neoliberal neocons proposed it 10 or 11 years ago. And they damn sure opposed it when neoliberal centrist Obama proposed it 6 years ago.

Now all of a sudden we are supposed to believe everyone who opposed allowing Big Business to keep their 800,000 young slaves has changed their minds… because they think it would be “inhumane” to send them back to their country of origin since there is “no life” in Mexico.

Uh… yeah. Right.

This is just another example of what Mika B. was talking about a couple months ago when she said it was their job to “control what people think”

They figure if they tell Trump supporters enough times that OTHER Trump supporters back the president’s flip-flop and his siding up with corporate Dems to keep the 800,000 illegal immigrants in the country working on the cheap for Big Business, then eventually they will start to believe it.

You keep watching the news. That’s the trend now, the talking point memo they have all received. “Tell your viewers Trump supporters BACK his flip-flop and his working with the centrist Dems”

It’s not true, but I guess they think they can speak it into reality just like they figured they could speak Killary into the White House.

They still haven’t learned shit have they?

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House goes to court to protect secrecy of records

(The neoliberal neocons and the neoliberal “centrist” Dems are joining forces to push for more secrecy as they move to neoliberalize the nation.)

from Politico

An effort to fight a FOIA lawsuit for proposals on health care reform wins bipartisan backing.

The House of Representatives is taking legal action to make sure that federal agencies don’t release congressional records to the public through the Freedom of Information Act.

The move, which came Friday evening in a lawsuit demanding access to discussions about health care reform between the Trump administration and Congress, threatens to cut off a mechanism liberal watchdog groups were using to gain insight into closed-door negotiations on a variety of policy issues.

In legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, House General Counsel Thomas Hungar said the move to protect congressional correspondence was authorized by a House body known as the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group. While the panel of top House leaders has divided in the past on sensitive issues, Hungar wrote that they “voted unanimously to authorize this intervention … to protect the institutional interests of the House.”…

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Trump Uses DACA “Crisis” to Push Bush’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The DREAMers are the “crisis”. Big Business is the victim. Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the solution. And it will all be brought to you by your populist President of Orange and his Goldman Sachs administration.

links available after the break

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Trump Betrays Base AGAIN: Uses DREAMers to Push for Bush’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by Scott Creighton

In the fascist state, everything “we” (the government) do is for Big Business.

We illegally invaded Iraq for Big Business. We are “surging” in Afghanistan for Big Business. We “regime changed” Libya with terrorists for Big Business. We lie about and then sanction North Korea in order to benefit Big Business. We are trying to “regime change” Venezuela on behalf of Big Business. We are arming Saudi Arabia and helping them bomb the CIVILIANS in Yemen on behalf of Big Business. We are starting up the Cold War again on behalf of Big Business. And… we are about too see sweeping changes to our corporate tax codes in order to benefit Big Business.

And back during the Bush days (the same days we allowed Big Banking to undermine our economy so they could profit from it and we could use the crisis to further neoliberalise America and other Westernized nations in Europe PLUS started Big Business’ Global Free Market Wars) we tried our damnedest to push Comprehensive Immigration Reform down the throats of the American people which would benefit NO ONE other than Big Business.

The bill’s sole sponsor in the Senate was Majority Leader Harry Reid, though it was crafted in large part as a result of efforts by Senators Kennedy, McCain and Kyl, along with Senator Lindsey Graham, and input from President George W. Bush, who strongly supported the bill.

Cheap labor is the point of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Cheap labor which benefits the profit margins of Big Business. Argue whatever the hell you want, but congress and Big Business don’t give a SHIT about displaced brown people from down south.  NAFTA and a slew of brutal regime change operations and a host of bloodthirsty dictators serving Big Business’ interests prove that point BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT.

They tried to push Comprehensive Immigration Reform on us again under the left cover of President Peace Prize but again, the American people rejected it. And the American people rejected it for good reason.

So, President Obama resorted to using an executive action to pass PART of Bush’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the DREAM Act. That’s the same “progressive” DREAM Act that was originally cobbled together by “progressive” thinkers like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and George W. Bush (of Katrina fame)

Yes Obamaites… the DREAM Act was George W. Bush’s plan.. not Obama’s. Kinda like ObamaCare was really RomneyCare or, more specifically, the Heritage Foundation Care plan. Get over it.

Today Big Business wants their cheap labor to stay exactly where they are and the corporatist Dems and their idiotic minions online and on the street are out in numbers championing Big Business’ wishes with all their heart.

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Hurricane Irma: It’s Already Begun

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by Scott Creighton

The technocrats and disaster capitalism vultures are barely settled down in east Texas when all of a sudden… Irma!

And for those of you who DON’T know, Florida and her neoliberalized government have been pushing the reactionary envelope just as far as they could in the last couple of years… and now… Irma is literally a gift from God for them.Can’t wait for more shitty for-profit schools and those wonder “free trade zones” where billionaires can become richer billionaires and poor displaced workers are slaves. God bless ‘Merika!

As expected and right on cue, the panic and over-reactions have already begun.

Above we see insurance company owners, after enjoying a full 12 years without Florida being hit by a major storm, hitting the bricks before the claims start rolling in.

Like that year we were hit with no less than three major hurricanes, you can expect a good part of those companies to fold and their owners head for non-extradition companies BEFORE Irma makes landfall if she continues on her projected path.

Anyway, you can rest assured my impoverished disabled ass will sit right here and ride it out no matter where it hits or how powerful it is when it does.

Couldn’t do otherwise anyway.

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Exploiting Harvey: Sessions Cites “Superficial Concerns” to Justify End of Posse Comitatus

Jeff Sessions went off the deep end (hee hee) saying we need to undo restrictions on 1033 program in order to help folks in Texas get to dry land. Last time I checked a grenade launcher was NOT a flotation device. I could be wrong but I don’t think I am.

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Exploiting Harvey: Jeff Sessions says Hurricane Harvey Is Proof We Need To Militarize Our Police Forces

(The restrictions Obama put in place after allowing the transfer of such military equipment for 7 years, involves the following items: grenade launchers, armored vehicles and bayonets. Does anyone want to explain to me how grenade launchers and bayonets would have helped people in Houston get to higher ground? Apparently Sessions is from the “never let a good crisis go to waste” school of thought.)

from TechDirt

Earlier this week, we wrote about Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions bringing back the Defense Department’s 1033 program, which helped militarize local police forces with surplus military equipment. We’ve been covering all sorts of problems with the 1033 program over the years, and people like Radley Balko have written entire books on the problem. And the previous ban on the 1033 only put a fairly narrow limit on the practice of militarizing police — but now even those modest limits are gone.

What’s truly incredible, however, is the complete nonsense being used to justify this. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech about this on Monday, in which he trotted out his standard misleading and out-of-context stats, falsely claiming that there’s some massive new crimewave across the country, when there’s really just been a tiny bump after decades of decline in crime rates (the use of percentages by Sessions shows the he likely knows the absolute numbers are so meaningless that he has to mislead with percentages working off a small base).

But, even with the usual misleading claims about violence and violence directed towards police, I still never expected him to… point to Houston and the impact of Hurricane Harvey as a reason for increased police militarization. But that’s exactly what he did:

Those restrictions went too far. We will not put superficial concerns above public safety. All you need to do is turn on a tv right now to see that for Houstonians this isn’t about appearances, its about getting the job done and getting everyone to safety.

Wait. Law enforcement in Houston needs surplus military equipment to rescue people? Last I’ve seen it’s been tons of good hearted people using boats of all kinds going around and rescuing people. I don’t see much need for military equipment…

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