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January 10, 2018

Tucker Carlson Rips Trump For Saying He "Trusts" Democrats on Immigration and Would Sign Any Immigration Bill That's Put Before Him

Good shot-across-the-bow from Tucker Carlson.

"It was a weird scene in Washington today," Carlson began. "President Trump, you'll remember, ran for office promising to fix immigration, make good deals and in general do a better job than the corrupt incompetent lawmakers he said were wrecking the country. And he was right, they were wrecking the country."

"And yet today in a remarkable twist, the president held a televised meeting with the very swamp creatures he once denounced," he explained. "He told them he trusted them to craft immigration policy without his input."

"Then he suggested he'd be willing to accept any deal they produce even a bad one," Carlson said, clearly displeased.


"At one point the president agreed with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California that it would be wise to handle the question of DACA separately before negotiating any meaningful reform of our broken and dysfunctional immigration system," he added.

"Key allies very close to the president on immigration told us this afternoon they were shocked by what they saw in that meeting," Carlson continued. "It was a completely different Donald Trump from the one we watched on the campaign trail just two years ago."

"These are the same people the president now says he trusts to write the immigration bill," he added, "the one hell sign no matter what it says."

"So what was the point of running for president?" Carlson asked rhetorically.

I often worry about Trump making some deal with Nancy and Chuck on immigration before; so far, he hasn't. But he keeps talking like he can/will at any moment.

I think Steve Bannon might have counterbalanced the open-borders RINOs in Trump's circle on this point; with Bannon gone, who knows who has Trump's ear.

Now I can see explanations for why Trump sounds dovish here:

For one thing, he clearly didn't know what Dianne Feinstein meant by a "clean bill" on DACA. He thought it meant "not containing anything irrelevant to the topic of immigration," like the debt celing or whatever. She meant just give us DACA and no border security, no wall, no etc.

Another reason for talking about a "bill of love" or whatever is, possibly, tactical. The Democrats are ginning themselves up to shut the government down to win their Replacement Population ideal of DACA with no wall and no increased enforcement. (And I can't wait to watch the media do a complete 180 on government shutdowns-- now they're good and noble!)

The Democrats also seem to be thinking about refusing to pass needed spending authorizations for the military.

Given that circumstance, I could see Trump (to the extent one imputes forethought to him at all) preparing the battlespace to make himself seem to be the reasonable one, open to fair compromise, and the Democrats as the intransigent Replacement Population zealots.

Still, I do have big worries. DACA is bad enough, but to get DACA and no concessions as far as chain migration, the Visa lottery, the wall, etc.? That would be total capitulation -- and, as Tucker Carlson says, the Democrats would have absolutely no incentive whatsoever to negotiate on those topics again.

One small thing I find amusement in, though, is the NeverTrump cucks who are open-borders types laughing that now Trump is going to screw us dummies over.

Well, okay, maybe, but if he does: Isn't that exactly what the Corporate "Conservative" class was promising anyway? Wasn't that their exact plan if they foisted Low-Energy Jeb or Little Marco on us?

They seem to be whining: If we were going to have DACA, like we always wanted, we might has well have had Maaaarco doing it!

Ah, but I disagree: If I'm going to lose, why shouldn't the cucks lose, too? Why shouldn't they be miserable? Why should they get to keep fucking over the rest of the party and getting to remain in the cat-bird seat?

So honestly, if we're going to get fucked over with DACA, I'd rather it be with Senator Little Marco, just because it upsets the crybaby Butthurt Battallion so much.

Maybe next time 'round you'll bother listening to the concerns and complaints of Republicans who don't live inside of DC, and whose money doesn't come from donations from the hinterlands or billionaire's play-money accounts.

That said, if Trump sells us out on this, I'm mostly off the team.


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