NYT Editorial Board Turns On Democrats: Fund Trump’s Border Security Request

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Posted: May 07, 2019 4:20 PM
NYT Editorial Board Turns On Democrats: Fund Trump’s Border Security Request

Source: Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool

We’re back for episode 77, folks. It’s part of a back-to-back special because Mr. Storm won’t be here on Thursday. He’s off to see the great Billy Joel at the Garden in New York City. So, to kick things off, Cory Booker’s gun control agenda is trash. It’s loaded with gun bans, confiscation, and just an outright assault on constitutional rights. When asked if he would jail people who violated these provisions, of which there are 16, Booker was mum. Is there any plan from Democrats that don’t involve jailing law-abiding gun owners? Nope. That’s where we are now.

And apparently, we’re at a point where full-blown terrorists can just set up shop, sing anti-Semitic songs, and prepare the next generation of killers, as seen by the video posted on Facebook by the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia. Speaking of Islam, radical Islamic terrorists have fired close to 1,000 rockets into Israel. And can you guess who decided to side with the terrorists? That would be Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI): the anti-Semitic defense league.

Keeping it in Pennsylvania, State Rep. Brian Sims tweeted a video harassing pro-lifers, even going after an elderly woman because…he disagrees with them. He’s the face of the intolerant Left. Oh, and he’ll pay $100 to whoever doxxes the teenagers who were praying outside of the local Planned Parenthood center. So, there’s a lot of garbage in the Keystone State.

We have an increased threat to our forces in the Persian Gulf region from Iran, which prompted a whole carrier group to be sent into the region. We’ll keep an eye on that, but the national security situation at home is still unresolved. That’s the border crisis. The Department of Homeland Security is running out of money to deal with the issue. We cannot process any more of these migrants. Detention centers are being filled. Something has to be done. For Democrats, their solution is to do nothing, which is something that even The New York Times editorial board said was an unacceptable position. Yet, the publication went further, saying that Trump is right; there is a crisis at the border. Guy first wrote on this, but sadly, it wasn’t for money toward the border wall. 

President Trump is right: There is a crisis at the southern border. Just not the one he rants about...But as record numbers of Central American families flee violence and poverty in their homelands, they are overwhelming United States border systems, fueling a humanitarian crisis of overcrowding, disease and chaos. The Border Patrol is now averaging 1,200 daily arrests, with many migrants arriving exhausted and sick...On Wednesday, the White House sent Congress a request for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help manage the surge. In a letter to lawmakers, the acting director of the White House’s budget office, Russell Vought, sought to convey the scope of the challenge. “In February, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 76,000 illegal border crossers and inadmissible aliens, and in March that number exceeded 100,000 — the highest monthly level in more than a decade,” Mr. Vought wrote. He described what he said were “alarming numbers” of women and children jammed into Border Patrol stations never intended as long-term shelters.

Funding for vital services is not expected to last through the fiscal year, Mr. Vought said. Most urgently, the program that deals with unaccompanied minors is expected to run dry next month, requiring resources to be diverted from other programs and leading to a further deterioration in conditions...Nearly three-quarters of the funds, $3.3 billion, would be earmarked for humanitarian needs, with much of it flowing to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency responsible for unaccompanied minors. None of the money would go toward Mr. Trump’s border wall. Several hundred million dollars would, however, go toward shoring up border security operations, including increasing the number of detention beds overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. This, for Democrats, is a nonstarter...The Democratic chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey of New York, said that the administration was seeking billions of dollars to “double down on cruel and ill-conceived policies” and bail out ICE for locking up more migrant families than it could humanely accommodate. But until better policies are in place, Democrats need to find a way to provide money for adequate shelter.

And while the Democrats also spew total nonsense on immigration enforcement, like equating our laws to slavery, they’re also taking to election trutherism, saying they don’t need to concede elections anymore. Why? Well, because they lost elections that they think they should have won, but didn’t. That’s just throwing a tantrum. And the more they talk about it, the more they look like clowns, so we’ll just leave it there. In fact, we should just let the Left talk as the 2020 cycle draws nearer.