Monday, March 13, 2017

GOP Playing Jenga With the Wall

Not content with breaking just one campaign promise with its transmogrification of Obamacare into Swampcare, GOP establishmentarians are now signaling that the border wall with Mexico–one of Donald Trump’s signature issues–might be getting some resistance:
"As the issues mount, several prominent Republicans are making their concerns more explicit.
"Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told constituents during a telephone town hall Wednesday that “billions of dollars on a wall is not the right way to proceed” to secure the border. “I don’t support a tariff to pay for any kind of wall.”
"Although Gardner framed his position in the language of a fiscal conservative, his concerns are also those of a lawmaker who will face reelection in 2020 in a state where Hispanics already account for 21 percent of the population.
Because as we know, all Hispanics don’t want immigration law to be enforced, right?
Left unmentioned by Gardner is what he thinks the right way to secure the border might be. Perhaps a few non-theatening signs posted at the more popular coyote crossings, painted a friendly shade of lavender with hearts and flowers and Hello Kitty saying, “No Trespassing Pretty Please”? Of course, this being the federal government, they’d still find a way to make even that cost north of a million bucks.
Not wanting to be left out of the action, Mitch McConnell also weighed in on the Republican’s next cop-out: --->
Read the rest from Marc Giller HERE.

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