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Lindsey Graham Urges Trump to Stand Strong for Border Wall

We don’t know what the hell happened to Sen. Lindsey Graham this past year, but we like it. We like it a lot. We hesitate to speculate on whether or not his buddy John McCain was holding him back all these years, but for whatever reason, Graham has been a man unleashed for the last several months. We still don’t agree with everything the South Carolina Republican has to say, but he’s been on the right page more often than not this year. And that momentum continued on Sunday when he urged President Trump not to give in to the demands of Democratic leaders vis-à-vis the border wall.

“If I were the president, I would dig in and not give in on additional wall funding,” Graham said on Sunday Morning Futures. “I’d want the whole $5 billion because the caravan is a game changer. $1.6 billion is available to the president, he wants $5 billion, and after the caravan, if you don’t see the need for additional border wall security, you’re just not paying much attention.”

Trump is scheduled to meet with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer at the White House to see if they can hammer out a deal that will keep the Department of Homeland Security funded through the end of the year. If they can’t come to an agreement, we may be headed for a partial government shutdown. Unfortunately, the Democrats have been signaling that they will not agree to any compromise that includes additional funding for the border wall.

“Listen to this, the incoming speaker of the House has said building a wall along our southern border is immoral. Immoral,” Graham said. “What are you looking at Nancy Pelosi? Look at the caravan. Look at the charge against the border. Look at the caravans that are to come. Look at the holes in our border security.

“So, here’s the problem. You’ve got the Democratic leader-to-be in the House calling border security, a wall component, immoral,” Graham continued. “If I’m President Trump Tuesday, I would tell Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that we’re going to build a wall where it makes sense.”

If the Democrats are willing to play ball, Trump would probably be willing to agree on some form of legislation that would grant amnesty to the 700,000+ recipients of Obama’s DACA protections. On the other hand, Pelosi herself said in a press conference last week that she was not willing to fund the “immoral” wall for such a deal. Additionally, when this deal was on the table last year, Trump balked, insisting that limits to chain migration and an end to the diversity visa lottery be included in the package. So it remains to be seen if anyone has moved away from their respective lines in the sand.

Trump isn’t afraid of a shutdown – that much is clear. And Democrats may be kidding themselves if they think the plight of the Dreamers is the political bargaining chip they think it is.

As for Graham, he’s usually not this hardcore when it comes to the border. But his evolution as a Republican may well reflect how the country as a whole has shifted. Democrats would be wise to acknowledge that shift as they sit down to negotiate with the president.

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  1. I think Trump will stand firm on this….the bigger question is, will Lindsey have his back? We know we can trust the Freedom Caucus guys, but we need more Republican’s to get on board the Trump train, particularly on this critical national security issue.

    • Ron, you are absolutely right. Republicans should unite to make this happen. Our country, really, really does not it. We are being inundated and invaded by ILLEGALS on all sides. DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS. No catch and release either. CATCH, JAIL and DEPORT. God bless Pres Trump.

  2. Pelosi and Schumer do not love the USA or respect those who sacrificed to make it free and keep it free. Their statements about the wall, their attitude towards the POTUS, and most of all their complete disregard for the safety of the American people prove that. They are traitors to their country. That is proven by their plotting to allow foreign invaders to freely come across our borders at will, showing non stop sympathy for those foreign enemies, encouraging those foreign invaders to cross, and enabling the invasion of foreigners into our country while condemning true American citizens trying to protect our nation.

  3. Mind boggling the non- stop empathy for non- vetted immigrates. No regard for our military serving or veteran and the unsupported cost of such nonsenes

  4. Before Trump was elected all of these Democrats were calling for a wall, Now that Pres Trump is elected it is called immoral. Methinks Graham is making a bid for the presidency. Anytime a politician starts a sentence with” if I were president” its pretty much a sure thing. Throwing the bait in the water and see what you can catch.

  5. WHEN ARE THE ‘CONSERVATIVES’ & ‘REPUBLICANS’ GOING TO REALIZE: IF YOU ‘PROTECT BOARDERS’ & ENFORCE OUR LAWS & MAKE EVERYONE GO THE “LEGAL” ROUTES > THEN YOU (STOP) THE *DEM. RAD-LIBS* FROM (STAYING IN POWER) VIA “ILLEGALS VOTES* TO KEEP THE *SLAVE MASTERS* IN CONTROL OF THE *GOV. PLANTATION* > FOLLOWED BY THE U.S. BEING INFECTED & MUTATED > INTO A (3rd WORLD SOCIALIST NATION) > READY FOR THE *NWO* OVERTHROW!!! OHHH…OKAY – I GET IT > THAT IS WHAT THE ‘CONSERVATIVES / REPUBLICANS’ (some) WANT TO DO TO *SAVE* AMERICA FROM THE (OBAMA / CLINTON ISLAMIC CALIPHATE) DEDICATED TO THE *DEMONIC ISLAMIC* (NWO) AGENDAS > SPEWED OUT THE PREVIOUS 8 + 2 YRS.!!! FYI: AMERICA THIS IS NOT *ROCKET SCIENCE* – THE *DEEP STATE / SWAMP* HAS YOU ARE EITHER FOR AMERICA OR AGAINST HER! FOR GOD & COUNTRY OR AGAINST GOD & HIS AGENDAS ON “HIS PLANET” !!! ONLY GOD CAN “DELIVER” ALL THOSE *ENSALVED* TO THE !!!

  6. SIMPLE SOLUTION:

    RATHER THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKING ABOUT THE BAD ELEMENTS IN THE CARAVANS, HE SHOULD OFFER:

    I and all citizens of the United States of America appreciate that citizens from other nations want to come here seeking better lives for themselves and their families.

    We embrace those desires, but we will only give permission to enter this nation if a potential immigrant utilizes the proper applications, procedures, and protocols.

    There are people from all over the world who are properly applying for the authorization to enter.

    It is reprehensible, immoral, and unethical if we were to allow anyone to enter without going through the same procedures as others are undergoing.

    Please be safe, go home and work to better your lives and your nations and if you still want to emigrate to the United States apply at the consulate in your home nation and if you are one of the more than one million authorized immigrants we allow each year, we will happily accept you with open arms.

    Specifically, to those adventurers in the caravans; we don’t want you or the people of Tijuana to suffer further hardships, therefore we will offer transportation back to your home nations.

    The United States of America steadfastly will continue to be a good neighbor to all nations and as such will assist your nations for the goal of better conditions for their citizens.

    I, sincerely, thank you for your understanding.

    ********************************************************************************************
    IT IS INSANITY TO CONTINUE TALKING ABOUT MS13, ETC.
    NONE SHOULD BE PERMITTED ENTRY UNLESS PROPERLY APPLY LIKE OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    Employing the rhetoric about bad guys allows the default to allow non-bad guys to enter. Absolute INSANITY.

    michael zitterman
    mikiesmoky@aol.com
    818.xxx.xxxx
    10/26/2018
    11/19/2018 updated

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