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February 15, 2019

HuffPost: People Call Out Trump’s Hypocrisy On National Emergency With His Own Anti-Obama Tweet

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 06:23

People Call Out Trump’s Hypocrisy On National Emergency With His Own Anti-Obama Tweet
HuffPost

The Twitter blowback over President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a nationalemergency to build his border wall has zeroed in on Trump’s own past tweetbashing then-President Barack Obama for “subverting” the Constitution with anexecutive action because he was “unable to negotiate with Congress.”Trump wrote that post in 2014 after Obama announced executive actions to crackdown on illegal immigration at the border while offering temporary legalstatus to more undocumented migrants already in the .. Read the full story

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Scottie

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  1. How perfect the Tweet was for a bit of name changing and reversal. Pelosi is right, he’s opened the gate to future emergencies being called by Democrat Presidents to start seizing weapons in light of the number of deaths by gun each year.
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    Comment by davidprosser — February 15, 2019 @ 09:27

    • Hello David. I agree. Maybe there is a silver lining to this horrible abuse of power and the sidestepping of congress’s “power of the purse”. I am reminded of all the power hungry soon to be dictators have abolished the Parliaments and congresses of the countries they want to take over. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 15, 2019 @ 09:41

      • This article says Congress goofed. What do you think?

        https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-15/democrats-just-strengthened-the-case-for-trump-s-wall-emergency

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        Comment by Nan — February 15, 2019 @ 12:36

        • Hello Nan. Sorry I missed your comment. I disagree with the article. The fact is they did give money for 55 miles of some type of barrier, but more importantly the bill includes a lot of really needed security like more scanning equipment, better raido’s, more people at the checkpoints, and more. Plus we got to set a limit on the detention beds that are skyrocketing from the administration’s policy of rounding up any undocumented immigrant regardless of if they have an infraction or how minor a violation of the law they do have. In the Carolinas ICE went in and wholesale arrested over 200 people. They are doing that all over the country, arresting people who have been here for decades, have families, have jobs, have established lives. They are not targeting only those who have serious criminal charges but any one with a traffic ticket no matter how old. Add to that one of the republican negotiators was a hardliner on immigration it is wonderful we got what we did. We had to give tRump something for border security or give him an excuse for taking actions like he did. Now we can rightfully claim the democrats tried to work with the republicans. As for the idea that the democrats gave up legal ground that is not the idea of most pundits. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — February 16, 2019 @ 10:31

          • One of us seems to be missing the point of the article. IMO, it’s saying that any legal arguments thrown towards tRumpsky’s emergency declaration may be null and void since Congress actually went ahead and gave him some money.

            Quote from the article — Now Trump’s lawyers will be able to say that Congress supports building a wall, and that his re-allocation of funds is necessary to achieve Congress’s expressed will.

            From the other side — One of the strongest reasons for the court to reject the emergency theory was that no one other than Trump seemed to believe in emergency existed. Trump’s repeated statements and tweets on the subject could conceivably have been used against him, as evidence that he was trying to gin up some sense of an urgent problem.

            BUT — Yet Trump’s claim that there is now an emergency that demands the exercise of presidential powers is stronger as a result of the congressional compromise. Trump can now argue in court that Congress recognized the emergency, and responded with partial funding.

            I agree with all that you wrote … it’s been said many times before. But I DON’T think this was the gist of the article.

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            Comment by Nan — February 16, 2019 @ 12:14

            • Hello Nan. As I said in my last sentence this is the only article I have read that idea. My news feed and my news alerts do not include that headline nor argument. We will see what way the courts go but I don’t think the argument that providing money for a “barrier” negates the fact that there is no emergency and illegal border crossings have been declining for two decades. The fact is both parties have voted for and approved of different versions of border fencing and barriers since the 90’s. So to suddenly say providing money for upkeep or repair and yes even adding to existing fencing means the Democrats have no leg to stand on in a legal challenge is like Alan Dershowitz saying using the 25 amendment of the constitution to remove a president is unconstitutional. Yes he said that can you believe it? Hugs

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              Comment by Scottie — February 16, 2019 @ 12:32

              • I’m not necessarily agreeing with what’s in the article, but I did find it a rather interesting perspective. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. For sure, his actions have created a hornet’s nest … or should I say another hornest’s nest? Just one more example showing how he thrives on dissension and conflict.

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                Comment by Nan — February 16, 2019 @ 12:44

                • Hello Nan. Yes he loves chaos. He lacks curiosity about anything and so has to have turmoil and strife around him to keep his attention. I am sure from what has been said he has to have that drama to make him feel he is “normal”. Hugs

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                  Comment by Scottie — February 16, 2019 @ 12:47


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