Sponsored Content
« Lawless: California Judge Rules That Obama's Illegal DACA Executive Order Is Not Only Legal, But Constitutionally Mandatory; Rule DACA Must Remain In Place | Main | Republican Sell-Outs Blame (or Credit) Stephen Miller for Blocking DACA, Claiming Miller Wants an "Unrealistic" Number of Immigration Policy Changes »
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 he’ll 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.

digg this
posted by Ace at 05:36 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Pixy Misa: "[i]6 Pixy You might want to check in the ONT if ..."

Ciampino -- Remember Maintentenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed: "Assembler for the win! ..."

pawn: "The future: After we scan the AI generated clow ..."

Erik In Texas: "Good morning. It's 3am. Just in case you needed to ..."

Ciampino -- Maintenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed: "Heck I can remember when Modula 2 was going to rep ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "AI seems to be the refuge of lazy people who do no ..."

pawn: "Pixy You might want to check in the ONT if your ..."

Pixy Misa: "Well, it doesn't not work. That's a good sign. ..."

Pixy Misa: "Just testing something... ..."

pawn: "Forty Two that is all..... ..."

Pixy Misa: "Got tied up at work, and it took a few minutes to ..."

Skip: "PIXY NOOD ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64