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Vrede too wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 11:46 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
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They don't even lie credibly.

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/ ... 8270348417
What lie? She completely dodged the question,
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one that I give Fox's Shannon Bream credit for asking, even quoting - horrors! - the NYT. I'd be interested in whether there was any follow up or whether this was all designed as a CYA ploy for Britt.
It was sincere.
An unconvinced Bream further pushed back on the senator: “To be clear, the story you relayed is not something that’s happened under the Biden administration, that particular person?”
Good on Bream.
Britt’s response, days after her spokesperson told news outlets the story she shared was “100% correct,” was to leave the woman unnamed and indirectly admit the story was decades-old while not addressing whether she meant to imply it was Biden’s fault....
Liar, coward, typical RepuQ.

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Bigots are idiots.
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Matt Maddock

Happening right now. Three busses just loaded up with illegal invaders at Detroit Metro. Anyone have any idea where they’re headed with their police escort? @petehoekstra
... Wayne County Airport Authority, which operates Detroit Metro Airport, confirmed that the buses were transporting four men’s basketball teams competing in this weekend’s Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games in Detroit.
Opps.
... In a text message, Maddock didn’t answer whether he would delete the tweet now that it appears it’s misinformation; instead claiming immigrants are “dangerous.”
Coward
... Sam Inglot, executive director of Progress Michigan, an organization aiming to hold public officials accountable, said in a news release that Maddock’s language leads to violence.

“A lot of people are making fun of Maddock for this, but it’s important to acknowledge the dangerous rhetoric he used while spreading his misinformation,” Inglot said. “Maddock and so many Republicans across the country are carelessly using militaristic language to describe an already-marginalized group of people. This type of dehumanization inevitably leads to violence and we cannot let Republicans get away with using it to divide our communities and put people in danger.”
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Maddock and his wife spread misinformation about the virus, and they denied the 2020 election results. Maddock’s wife, Meshawn Maddock, claimed to have organized 20 buses to transport Donald Trump supporters to Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 6, 2021, rally.
:roll: Of course

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He even lies while exploiting a murder victim and her family:

Ruby Garcia's family disputes that Trump spoke with them after he used her name at event

:obscene-birdiered: TRE45QN

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Speaking of liars,
Republicans Are Lying About One Major Way Biden Has Decreased U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings
A Biden administration program that successfully lowered unlawful border crossings has turned into the latest immigration bogeyman.


For a little over a year, Biden has used what’s called “parole” authority to collectively allow up to 30,000 vetted Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans per month into the country, mostly via air travel, for a temporary two-year window.

The program is based on the authority held by the federal government under the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act to grant temporary admission to foreigners on a “on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.” And, the Biden administration touts, it has been accompanied by drops in the number of nationals from each of these countries who’ve crossed the U.S.-Mexico border on foot.

But to hear some right-wingers talk about it, the “CHNV parole” program — the name an acronym for the nationalities it encompasses — is a secret, treasonous endeavor that utilizes government-funded charter flights to transport “illegal” migrants into the United States. None of that is true, but that doesn’t seem to be the point.
Long discussion of the program's decades-long history, publicity, mechanics, effectiveness, benefit, and the sudden RW crybaby lying about it. I notice that the Tennessee delegation features prominently :roll: :
... And yet many on the right have misrepresented ― or simply lied about ― what the parole program is, playing on anxieties about race and national identity to paint it as part of a supposed scheme by Democrats to overwhelm the country with new residents or somehow displace American citizens....



Contrary to Blackburn’s post, the program isn’t a “secret,” and participants haven’t broken any laws. Reached for comment on those inaccuracies, Blackburn’s press secretary, Savannah Newhouse, doubled down, saying parole beneficiaries had been “secretly flown” into the United States....

Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), who last month proposed an unsuccessful amendment to limit the parole authority, falsely described the status quo as “using taxpayer dollars to charter planes that move and import thousands of illegal aliens into your states.”



The senator’s press secretary, Audrey Traynor, continued to call parole participants “illegal aliens” in an email to HuffPost on Monday. She also referred to the parole program as “taxpayer funded,” even though beneficiaries pay for their own expenses....
Then, there's our old friend:


Parole beneficiaries are vetted with biometrics and background checks, and they are not able to vote. The X platform sent an automated message back in response to HuffPost’s request for comment.
:obscene-birdiered: :obscene-birdiered: :obscene-birdiered:
... “The program has successfully lowered irregular crossings,” Reichlin-Melnick said, granting that the number of people showing up at the border from CHNV counties has fluctuated over time.

A federal judge recently agreed: In January, just a few weeks after the parole program was announced, a group of red states led by Texas sued to stop it in federal court, arguing that the Biden administration had “effectively created a new visa program” and that the program’s beneficiaries would be a burden on state resources. Last month, a Trump-nominated federal judge ruled against them, writing that the states lacked standing to sue in part because the number of people entering the United States from the four countries in question had “dramatically decreased” after the parole program’s implementation.

The states challenging the Biden administration have indicated they will appeal the decision.
Xenophobic racist America-hating RepuQs detest success.

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Texas Soldiers Say Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star Is ‘A Show’
“If anything, I think it makes for better pictures for campaign ads,” said one former Texas Army National Guard medic.


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As Lawmakers Debate Border, Immigrants Set To Add $7 Trillion To Economy
According to a new estimate, migrants are set to boost the size of the U.S. workforce and the economy.


... The finding, by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, echoes other economists who say the surge in immigration may have already provided another benefit to the economy by helping it avoid a recession, even as the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates sharply in 2023....

“The labor force in 2033 is larger by 5.2 million people, mostly because of higher net immigration. More workers mean more output and that in turn leads to additional tax revenue,” Swagel said at a briefing unveiling the agency’s annual economic and budget forecast.

“As a result of those changes in the labor force, we estimate that from 2023 to 2034, GDP will be greater by about $7 trillion and revenues will be greater by about $1 trillion than they would have been otherwise,” he said....
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What happens when moronic and ignorant RepuQ bigots debate a constitutional law professor with an undergrad degree in government with concentration in political theory. Spoiler: It ain't pretty.
Jamie Raskin Wrecks Republican's 'Illegals' Comment With Blunt U.S. History Lesson
The House Democrat hit back after a GOP lawmaker offered his interpretation of how the Founding Fathers took immigration.


Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) schooled Rep. Gary Palmer on Wednesday after the Alabama Republican claimed that the Founding Fathers “never anticipated” having a mass number of people “illegally” come to America.
Palmer has a bachelor's degree in operations management from the University of Alabama.
Raskin said a colleague claimed the founders “never anticipated” there’d be “huge numbers” of people who couldn’t vote who were being counted in the census.

“Of course they did. The vast majority of Americans couldn’t vote when the country started,” said Raskin before Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) chimed in.
Higgins ... attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but did not graduate. Instead, he was a National Guard MP and then a civilian cop.
“He said the founders never anticipated this volume of illegals,” noted Higgins, who clarified Palmer’s remarks. “Don’t twist my colleague’s words.”

Raskin called it “very valiant” for Higgins to defend Palmer before sending a U.S. history lesson his way.

“There was no immigration law when the Constitution was adopted at all. In fact, the only illegals in the country, at least according to the native population, were the people writing the Constitution,” said Raskin of the document, which a number of people born outside of the U.S. signed.
:---P :---P :laughing-rolling: Raskin represents my old Rockville hood, MD8 :clap: Hilariously in this instance he co-founded the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Poor Palmer and Higgins never stood a chance.

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Legalized murder in America:

Judge declares mistrial in case of Arizona rancher accused of killing unarmed migrant

Depending on the jury poll I'll bet that the prosecution doesn't bother retrying the case :angry-banghead:


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Somebody may have mentioned (many times) before - it's not a wall or even an "illegal" problem, it's an asylum problem.
“Any person on American soil — and it doesn’t matter how they got here — is allowed to start due process on an asylum case,” Schultz said. “Anyone. So as long as that is true, people are going to attempt to cross the border and get on American soil. Why would it ever be any other way?”
Effin insane.

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Somebody may have mentioned (many times) before - it's not a wall or even an "illegal" problem, it's an asylum problem.
“Any person on American soil — and it doesn’t matter how they got here — is allowed to start due process on an asylum case,” Schultz said. “Anyone. So as long as that is true, people are going to attempt to cross the border and get on American soil. Why would it ever be any other way?”
Effin insane.
The canceled bipartisan Senate immigration bill addressed that.
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Fuck TRE45QN, his sickophants and the House GQP.

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Joe Biden Flips Donald Trump’s New Attack Right Back At Him: ‘Is He Describing Himself?’
“Look, everybody knows what’s happened," the president responded to his likely 2024 election rival's rant.


...

“Look, everybody knows what’s happened,” the president continued. “We had a deal. It was much broader than this, much better, much more accepted across the board, and he got on the phone and told the Republicans, ‘Don’t support it, it will hurt me, it will help Biden.’”

Biden’s bipartisan border bill was blocked by congressional Republicans earlier this year at the insistence of Trump. The president earlier this week recalled that being an “extremely cynical political move” from the GOP.

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