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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump 2020 is happening

For the first time in history, the Senate has denied an incoming president a full Cabinet within his first month of taking office. The refusal to adhere to a peaceful transition of power is anathema to the democratic ideals held dear in our constitutional republic.

Nevertheless, President Trump has worked to make things happen. The latest is to enforce the immigration law as writ.

From the Washington Times:
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises.
While young adult illegal immigrant “Dreamers” are still exempted, agents were told there are no longer any other special classes of people that should be considered off limits for deportation.
Those caught at the border are to be swiftly shipped back, Mr. Kelly said, and he freed agents to target a broader universe of illegal immigrants for deportation from within the interior of the U.S. The secretary said agents are still to give priority to those with criminal rap sheets, but are free to use discretion — taken away from them in the Obama years — to detain anyone they believe to be in the country illegally.
President Obama's unconstitutional executive orders re-writing immigration laws went unchallenged by a Republican Party owned by globalists.

Conservatives must bear this in mind.

The delay tactics are bipartisan. It will be interesting to see who is primaried next year.

Meanwhile, the Washington Blade reported with sadness:
Despite pleas from parents of transgender children and LGBT employees, the Trump administration is set Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the Washington Blade on Monday she’s heard from “reliable sources” President Trump has green-lighted the plan for the Justice Department and Education Department to send a “Dear Colleague” letter to schools rescinding the guidance.
“This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” Keisling said. “I’m angry; I’m outraged. This is about kids who just want to go to school who just want to be themselves, and to hear the president a week or two ago talk about how supportive he is of LGBT people, it’s just outrageous that he go after trans kids this way.”
Removal of the guidance would fulfill a campaign promise from Trump, who pledged to rescind the guidance after it was issued, but still “protect everybody,” amid outcry from conservative-leaning states. The Trump administration would be moving to rescind the guidance shortly after the confirmation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Remember, making the abnormal normal (and the normal abnormal) is a socialist trick.

Trump stooped that.

How does this play in Peoria?

From the Washington Times:
President Trump raised more money from small donors during the 2016 campaign than Sen. Bernard Sanders and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton combined, and also topped former President Obama during each of Mr. Obama’s presidential runs, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.
Mr. Trump raised about $239 million from small donors during the campaign, compared to $137 million for Mrs. Clinton and about $100 million for Mr. Sanders, according to the report from the Campaign Finance Institute.
Mr. Obama had raised about $219 million from small donors during the 2012 race and about $181 million during the 2008 campaign. Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, raised about $58 million from small donors that year.
Mr. Trump frequently boasted during the campaign about how he managed to hang tough while being vastly outspent by both Mrs. Clinton and his Republican primary rivals. But the new figures illustrate the significant level of support he did receive from those contributors giving $200 or less.
The figures represent donors who gave over the course of a two-year cycle, and so many Clinton, Sanders and Obama donors could have started small and eventually triggered the $201 threshold, according to the CFI analysis.
I suggest readers Keep Calm and Cheer On.

Trump 2020 is happening.

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  1. It strikes me that there are parallels between 2017 and 1864.

    The Democrats, controlling the bureaucracy, have, like the Confederacy, shorter internal lines of communication.

    However, this is more than offset by the Trump/Union forces' ability to strike anywhere and the Democrats inability to be strong everywhere.

  2. So much for sanctuary cities.

    "A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with."

    1. And under existing federal law, arrested for sheltering illegals if they don't cooperate. A few arrests might be the cure.

  3. This is GOOD. Still waiting for him to call in the House and Senate leaders and tell them the ACA is dead and needs burying.

    1. Joint session coming real soon. Might not be 77 minutes but I can almost guarantee a customary B-Slap.

      Make note of the media playing up the astroturfed "Town Halls" that are cued up by Soros and Uniparty funders. Literally "thousands" across the U.S.

  4. Working with the year Twenty-Twenty, the perfect Trump reelection theme music would be:

    "I can see clearly now the rain is gone"

  5. There is nothing in Federal law that gives the Federal government jurisdiction over school bathrooms, not even in the much overhyped and over(ab)used Title IX. Let state legislatures deal with the issue, let state courts deal with it. The Federal government has no dog in this fight.

  6. "I suggest readers Keep Calm and Cheer On".

    Sorry Don. I am doing the complete opposite.

    Cheering On and Keeping Calm!!!

  7. Trump should fill the cabinet and SCOTUS vacancies using recess appointment while the Congress is away. Let the LibDems and their media propaganda machine scream and yell. They are playing The Resistance, so let them see how Trump can fight back within the Constitution.

    1. Great idea. I've seen it posited in a few places and IO have no doubt the firm of Bannon, Conway, Ivanka, & Sessions is working on it.

  8. Saw that about the fund-raising and that's probably a better indicator of his approval.

  9. From Reuters:
    "The new rules would subject immigrants who cannot show they have been in the country for more than two years to "expedited removal." Currently, only migrants apprehended near a U.S. border who cannot show they have been in the country more than 14 days are subject to rapid removal."
    From the story:
    I'd prefer to see the time limit for expedited removal of illegal aliens measured in decades, but this will do for now.

  10. The small doners weren't all Russian, were they?