Trump’s wall is a joke and tribute to his manhood (oh wait, I repeat myself) and he will accept no compromise nor any concessions to the Ds. He’s reaping what he sowed.
Where’s his golf clubs?
Oh puh-leeze, Steve Kelley. This is a new low in “alternative ‘facts’” even for you.
Trump admitted it was his shutdown and he would be “PROUD” to take ownership of it and would not blame Democrats. More Trump LIES that Steve Kelley now becomes complicit in spreading.
Trump said he would be “proud” to shut down the government.
Trump said he would not blame the Democrats.
Trump said (before becoming president) that shutdowns are always the fault of the president.
Trump’s party control the presidency, House and Senate.
Democrats have specific proposals (originally from Republicans before they handed their tiny balls over to Nancy Pelosi) to re-open the government while still addressing disputes about Trump’s magical fantasy wall, on which the TrumpubliCONs now flip-flop and reject proposals they passed UNANIMOUSLY last month.
They even had a deal. Senate passed it unanimously. Trump had even agreed to the deal. But then, boo hoo, wacko extremist right-wing rabble rousers (Limbaugh, Ingraham, Coulter, Fox & friends) scolded him and he gave in like a little baby and Paul Ryan surrendered his supposedly separate and co-equal House (along with whatever is left of his balls) to the Trump tantrum. We now have a presidency run by talk show idiots.
Is Steve Kelley so uninformed he does not know these FACTS?
Or is he intentionally lying?
But sure. Dems to blame.
Excuse me, but where is Donnie offering a compromise? He’s holding our entire government hostage as an exercise in egotism.
Ah, the wall of reason! Hopefully that wall will save America from the treasonous traitors who infest the DC swamp.
Since when is “Do it my way or else” called compromise?
And what, pray tell, are the compromises that the Rump is offering? At this moment the Rump is a useless lump.
Steel slats instead of concrete does not a compromise make.
Let’s never forget the right dodged it for two years.
What friggin’ “compromise” are you lying about there Steverino?
Kelley clearly was born without the “irony gene”.
hahaha Republicans haven’t compromised with the Dems for 10 years.
Lying Republicans have blocked and challenged and stolen from the Dems every chance they got.
“Build the wall, or else”. That’s compromise? Really?
Mr. Kelley was brought in by the Pgh Post Gazette after the paper was taken over by hard right owners, who then forced out Rob Rogers. Mr. Kelley is most likely required to meet strict standards or face the same fate as Mr. Rodgers. These strict standards apparently do not include sticking to facts.
Most taxpayers are expecting a return in a month or so, and probably have either already spent it or know where it is going. Trump will have to cave. Even his strongest supporters understand that they aren’t getting money they want, and he isn’t agreeing to anything until he gets a wall that means pretty much nothing concrete (pun attempted) in their actual lives.
Donald Trumps version of compromise: Do it MY way.
White ‘nationalist’ Stephen Miller wrote the hate speech that Trump gave last tonight.
What compromise is Trump trying to reach? He just wants his wall, and is willing to hold the government hostage for it. The wall is not necessary for border security, so a compromise (the one offered by Congress) would include funding for border security, without the wall.
Just wait until next Month when he wants the funding for the “Space Farce”
Just why does Kelley portray such a bald-faced distortion?
He has seemed to changed the wall he wants from being 30’ high concrete to the metal slate wall that is currently on the border. Thus his base will think he got what he went for.
How about having a gun control bill attached to the wall funding… that might be a compromise that the Dems will sign up for.
compromise? What is he offering? To re open the govt? Seems like in all of his “compromises” he concedes to NOT destroying peoples lives. He literally causes a situation where American citizens’ livelihoods are at stake… then he says… I won’t destroy these American citizens if my demands are met… You tell me… President or Terrorist.
“compromise” – ha, that is funny. but probably not in the way you meant.
Kelley, as always… you are full of trump… (I can’t say the s word on here)
THIS is all you’ve got to offer, Mr. Kelley? Not convincing, given your protagonist. Not convincing at all.
Mr. Kelley, I know Trump is an inveterate liar who doesn’t even bother trying to make connections with the truth, but that’s not a “leadership trait” you should want to emulate.
This cartoon is a ridiculous misrepresentation of reality. Trump would never, ever exert himself enough to play tennis.
Copied from a friend.
This is what is on my mind. . . .Donald Trump’s most consistent campaign promise — to build a wall on the United States’ southern border to keep immigrants out — will be a waste of time and money, the head of the Customs and Border Protection agency told ABC News in a final warning just days before leaving office.“I think that anyone who’s been familiar with the southwest border and the terrain … kind of recognizes that building a wall along the entire southwest border is probably not going to work,” Gil Kerlikowske, the commissioner of the CBP under President Barack Obama since 2014, said shortly before leaving office last Friday.Over the course of the race to the White House, Trump’s wall idea became more than a simple policy proposal.Repeatedly featuring in Trump’s speeches and the chants of his supporters, the idea of the wall in many ways came to capture the zeitgeist of his campaign.
Double Fault Steve. The Democrats are willing to negotiate. Trump’s the problem. They won’t give him anything he wants and he’s throwing a tantrum. Screw him.
And it’s an idea that persisted through the race and afterward, even as other proposals were altered or dropped.Just 37 percent of Americans support building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released last week.Kerlikowske said that supporters of the wall are missing the real issue when it comes to the immigration inflows that they are concerned about.“[Immigrants] can come right up to our ports of entry. All our ports of entry, of course, are open. That’s where we have our commerce,” he told ABC News’ Brian Ross. “People can come up to those ports of entry, as they are doing now, and turn themselves in and ask for whatever laws they feel will protect them.”In his wall-building pledge, Trump vowed to do it on the cheap.“I would build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me — and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” he said during his campaign launch.
But Kerlikowske said he didn’t “think this was feasible” or “the smartest way to use taxpayer money on infrastructure.”“When we look at the cost — and we have about 600 miles of fencing now — we look at the maintenance and the upkeep, we know how incredibly difficult it is,” he said.He took time to highlight the work of his agency during his tenure, praising the “21,000 border patrol agents [and] the 24,000 Customs and Border Protection officers” and noting that “not that many years ago, we had 1.6 million people coming across the border.”And it’s because of those employees and those declining numbers, Kerlikowske said, that he’d “call the border far more secure today.”“But if we say, you know, ‘What is a secure border?’ I think that definition is in the eye of beholder,” he said.“Does it mean nobody can get in ever? Does it mean 400,000 is too many but 1.6 million — compared to 1.6 million?”
Excerpts from the 2008 Democrat Party Platform
We cannot continue to allow people to enter the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. The American people are a welcoming and generous people, but those who enter our country’s borders illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of the law. We need to secure our borders, and support additional personnel, infrastructure, and technology on the border and at our ports of entry. We need additional Customs and Border Protection agents equipped with better technology and real-time intelligence.
We realize that employers need a method to verify whether their employees are legally eligible to work in the United States, and we will ensure that our system is accurate, fair to legal workers, safeguards people’s privacy, and cannot be used to discriminate against workers.
For the millions living here illegally but otherwise playing by the rules, we must require them to come out of the shadows and get right with the law. We support a system that requires undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, pay taxes, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens. They are our neighbors, and we can help them become full tax-paying, law-abiding, productive members of society.
Definition: Infrastructure; The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.
In this case the “enterprise” is border security and the infrastructure is a physical barrier. Similar to what the Dems proposed and/or voted for several times since 2006.
Andylit is correctly stating the Dem platform from 2008 and then falsely claiming that “infrastructure” means “wall”, which is does NOT. The Dems have always voted for border SECURITY and have ofetn voted for funds for a wall, which was built where possible. Most of the places that there isn’t a wall there are mountains, rivers or land that is owned by farmers and Native Americans that have been fighting against eminent domain claims to get their land.
TheMcChuck is back claiming that Dems say “We do it my way, or I will kick and scream until we do it my way.” On Ramirez’s New Years Day cartoon, he said it as “my way or the highway”. I posted a list of examples of the Repubs doing this and asked for ONE example of Dems doing this – no response. Even posted a couple of reminders on other days and cartoons, still nothing. Yett here he is again, making false claims about Dems that really belong to the Repubs.
Never happen, tennis is to strenuous for tiny.