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Dumping unvetted migrants into cities of political foes was done by Obama first

12 comments, 324 views, posted 1:01 pm 14/04/2019 in Politics by HariSeldon
HariSeldon has 7131 posts, 3797 threads, 246 points
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President Trump's trial balloon of sending migrants surging across our border to sanctuary cities has been derided by Democrats as 'cynicism and cruelty' as well as 'a new low' by Trump, but it has a precedent: President Obama.

Back in 2014, when the migrant surge of that year brought tens of thousands of "unaccompanied children" and "moms and kids," into the Rio Grande Valley, overwhelming the Texas processing facilities, President Obama inexplicably targeted small and mid-sized cities (same as the Trump officials' emails) as their next destination of choice.  And instead of talking about it, they really did try to bus the unvetted migrants into small cities such as Murietta, California; Yuma, Arizona; and a conservative area of New Mexico, bringing crime, disease, and a high need for social services, without consulting those communities.

The residents protested, and the Obama administration declared them 'racist' in a bid to scare them into line.

I was on the ground at Murietta during those protests when I was an editorial writer at Investor's Business Daily, and I spoke to the citizens of that city, who were not only far from racist, but actually multiracial themselves.  They told me this:

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Asked why the rebellion was centered in Murrieta and not elsewhere, the residents all had one answer: they were Reagan Country, and it was on their soil that the Reagan revolution was lit in 1978.

Breitbart's reporters went to the scene, too, as I did, and quite unlike the mainstream media, also asked and listened to the residents as to what they thought was going on:

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Henry, and many of the protesters joining him, believe their town was unfairly targeted as a destination for the migrants.  Some believe the busloads are being sent to small, largely conservative towns, like Murrieta to send a political message.

"The administration thinks that if it floods our streets, in small town america, they can force us into immigration reform," Henry said.  "These immigrants should not be here. The only reason that they are coming here is for political reasons."

There are no known FOIA documents to prove it (though it's a fine area for inquiry these days) that I have been able to find, but circumstantially, it appears to be a correct reading of the situation.  The several hundred illegals being dumped off in Murietta were going to a small city with just five holding cells, given that it's a nearly crime-free city of homeowners.  That's inexplicable, unless the idea was to unleash them onto the conservatives unvetted for other purposes.

The Los Angeles Times reported that it made no sense to dump the migrants into Murietta, because the much larger metropolis of San Diego, sixty miles south, had plenty of beds and holding cells for illegal entrants, and ones that could cater to migrant families.  The migrants eventually were sent there, but not before Democrats could demonize the town as brimming with racists, leaving its officials (Latino ones, no less) sputtering their defense that they were not.

It's pretty obvious the whole thing was a political gambit to not only impose high costs from illegal migration on specially targeted conservative cities, its second aim was to force America's conservatives into submission out of fear of being called racists.

They rebelled instead, in what was an early bellwether of the rise of President Trump. Now Trump is giving back what Obama pioneered — the use of illegal migrants as a political football — and this time putting Democrats on their back foot.

Extra Points Given by:

z0phi3l (5), Quaektem (10), REALITY (5), Flee (10)

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2:05 pm 14/04/2019

griffin

Nonsense. Trumper Rule: Blame Obama or Clinton, or both.

Quote by HariSeldon:
Asked why the rebellion was centered in Murrieta and not elsewhere, the residents all had one answer: they were Reagan Country, and it was on their soil that the Reagan revolution was lit in 1978.


Laughable. The notion that any president prior to trump kept thirty year old election maps on hand to assist in screwing over those who voted for Reagan or Carter is ridiculous.

Trump is threatening to do something he claimed was wrong, in order to punish those whom he perceives to be his political enemies. This is the real story. There is no suspicion. This is not guesswork. Trump straight up brags about it. #obviouslynotmyfuckingpresident

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4:46 pm 14/04/2019

Flee

you forgot #metoo as it appears trump touched you in your special place. Your vagina

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4:57 pm 14/04/2019

tricpe

So a guy compares himself to Lincoln, says his predecessor was the worst POTUS in history and then copies the actions of the latter?

Stable genius at work, I guess, but I'll never know...

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4:58 pm 14/04/2019

Flee

Honestly, from the outside looking in, I don't see how anyone could support the Dems. Their tactics are far shadier than the Reps, and they seem to clearly be the ones that keep the poor inner city people poor. They talk a big game about helping other races, but nothing ever changes. A black guy was prez and tensions are higher than they have ever been.

Trump is no hero of the people and a total dumbass, but I don't see him ruining the country. The population is doing that with heavy division.

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5:06 pm 14/04/2019

griffin

Quote by Flee:
The population is doing that with heavy division.


One might wonder about the source of such division. Could it be that the guy who points out his enemies plays some part in this?

My vadge remains pure and untainted.

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10:11 pm 14/04/2019

REALITY

Quote by Flee:
The population is doing that with heavy division.

Not pointing at anyone in particular.

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10:43 pm 14/04/2019

REALITY

Quote by Flee:
Their tactics are far shadier than the Reps


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11:56 pm 14/04/2019

HariSeldon

Quote by tricpe:
So a guy compares himself to Lincoln, says his predecessor was the worst POTUS in history and then copies the actions of the latter?

Stable genius at work, I guess, but I'll never know...



True but that doesn't change the fact that much of what Trump gets trashed for was done by Obama and praise was given to him for it. Releasing migrants was just one of those things

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1:14 am 15/04/2019

Flee

Quote by REALITY:
Quote by Flee:
Their tactics are far shadier than the Reps




Never heard of Candace before, but good on her. Made everyone on the panel that spoke, look like a chump

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1:23 am 15/04/2019

griffin

Quote by Flee:
Never heard of Candace before, but good on her.


Hmm, it wasn't just what Hitler did abroad that was considered evil. It was also what he did to 'make Germany great and run well' like mass murder, imprisoning political enemies, forced sterilization, euthanasia of those with mental problems, etc. etc. Too much to be included here, but I think you get my drift. I never heard of Candace Owens before either, but any time you invoke Hitler you have to be very careful. And I think she was sloppy, and my guess is that is what the follow up speaker is referring to when she says Candace distanced herself from those remarks.

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1:33 am 15/04/2019

griffin

The black chick with the face on her is Candace Owens. Ultimately, she said that the clip continues with her saying that therefore Hitler was not a nationalist, because nationalists don't kill their fellow citizens. This doesn't get her off the hook Hitler-wise. It also demonstrates a paucity of historical knowledge on her part, since killing one's fellow citizens is practically job number one for nationalists once they get power. The denial that Hitler was a nationalist seems particularly flimsy, given what he himself had to say on the matter.

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