Well, not sure where you were in 2004, but the president at that time went on national TV and "told" Americans that he and Congress are going to let the people on the other side of our southern border come to the United States to do jobs Americans "don't" want to do.

Millions of these people came here, and all the problems we have now started then. This put a lot of Americans out of a job.

If you want to see this, go online, it's there (George W. Bush told us that).

This is just one thing done by our government to prove they don't always "do" the best thing for the country.

Wake up America! This can of worms won't go away.

Gary Watkins

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Carlos Ponce

While you're at it look up the "Bracero Program" which brought Mexican Labor into the United States. Initiated in 1942 it was to bring laborers from South of the Border into the United States during World War 2 but continued under Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson.
"Millions of these people came here, and all the problems we have now started then. This put a lot of Americans out of a job."
Problems started then? Apparently you never learned of the "Zoot Suit" Riots back in the 40s.

Emile Pope

trump will have to wait until Putin gives him permission to do anything...

Carlos Ponce

Emile, your ignorance is a detriment to your political party. Keep it up!

Emile Pope

When you trust the word of a KGB operative over your own intelligence personnel then you are complicit...

Gary Miller

Emile! He and we don't trust the SES, Senior Executive Service, of the US Intelligence agencies appointed and controlled by Obama.

Jim Forsythe

Gary, up to 10% can be political appointments , the rest are career employees.
"Up to 10% of SES positions can be filled as political appointments rather than by career employees. About half of the SES is designated "Career Reserved", which can only be filled by career employees. The other half is designated "General", which can be filled by either career employees or political appointments as desired by the administration. Due to the 10% limitation, most General positions are still filled by career appointees. "

Carlos Ponce

"When you trust the word of a KGB operative..." Emile the KGB has not existed since 1991. Your information is outdated by 27 years.

Jim Forsythe

Putin, who in 2004 said that “there is no such thing as a former KGB man,”
"It was in 1999, in a chaotic and floundering post-Soviet Russia, that Putin was plucked from relative obscurity as a KGB functionary to assume first the post of prime minister and then the presidency. He has never since been out of power"

July 5, 2010
Robert Buchar,
A political refugee from former Czechoslovakia, he is the producer of the documentary, Velvet Hangover, which is about Czech New Wave filmmakers, how they survived the period of “normalization” and their reflections on the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Interview with Buchar: Many people believe that KGB ceased to exist or that it doesn’t present any danger anymore. Nothing can be further from the true. There was not a clean up of Lubjanka and the KGB was not dismantled. The KGB is the same today as it was then. It has different names, a couple of different designations that have been changed within the organization, but the same people are in the same buildings doing the same things with the same mindset. And they essentially, incurably, have, in their minds, the same enemy. Despite all the talk of friendship and the mutual fight against terror with the United States, the present regime under Putin is in fact friend of America’s enemies, and its relationship with North Korea, Iran, and other regimes of this sort are perfect indications of their lack of change. George Tenet, the head of the CIA, once characterized the purge of the KGB as window dressing.

Carlos Ponce

Jim the KGB has not existed since 1991.

Jim Forsythe

Putin, who in 2004 said that “there is no such thing as a former KGB man,”

Carlos Ponce

Doubtful he ever said that - Putin doesn't speak English.[beam]
It is written in some sources Putin said that to Russian Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin who called himself a former KGB officer but he was last Prime Minister in 1999. But Putin could have repeated it in 2004. More than likely the actual statement was made by Badri Patarkatsishvili who is known to have said, "There is no such thing as a former KGB agent" about Andrei Lugovoi.

Jim Forsythe

Most people reading this, speaks English.
If you want "there is no such thing as a former KGB man,” as he would have said in Russian , нет такого понятия, как бывший человек КГБ

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vladimir-putin-russian-president-60-minutes-charlie-rose/
https://www.politico.eu/article/vladimir-putin-resurrects-the-kgb-moscow-security/
http://theweek.com/articles/766881/making-vladimir-putin
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/vladimir_putin_and_the_return_of_the_kgb.html
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Vladimir_Putin/Archive_1
https://www.dailypnut.com/2015/12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vladimir-putin-in-a-nutshell/
https://politicsmaven.io/theintellectualist/news/j3SsnRsanU-RPOPpvTn8QQ
http://theeye-witness.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-catholic-examines-hatred-of-vladimir.html
http://thegovernmentrag.com/globalism-bolshevism-grand-deception.html#.W065dExFzIU


Jim Forsythe

Several clips of Putin speaking English.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=President+Putin+Speaks+English&FORM=RESTAB


Mike Meador

[thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown]emile

Paul Hyatt

The FBI agents have admitted that they were going after Trump, and they were not the only agency that was doing that. So why should Trump believe in them? Many of them are still Obama minions who hate the US and Trump....Blind can not see because they are blind....

Jim Forsythe

if you believe what President Trump said,"President Donald Trump says "I accept" U.S. intelligence agencies conclusions on Russian meddling Tuesday afternoon." than we must believe what he say's.
If you do not believe him, continue on.
When he said he believe U.S. intelligence agencies conclusions , he was talking about all 17 of them.

Emile Pope

https://www.yahoo.com/news/thought-never-see-asylum-seeker-son-reunite-border-separation-163945092.html

Carlos Ponce

Emile, Yahoo news is not known for their veracity. [rolleyes]
And to back their story they quote from the Southern Poverty Law Center????'[rolleyes][rolleyes][rolleyes][rolleyes][rolleyes][rolleyes]

Emile Pope

Typical. Ask for proof and then decide that it doesn't come from a source that you accept. Don't ask again...

Carlos Ponce

I didn't ask this time. You offered.

Emile Pope

Shouldn't you get back to defending your president on his selling out his intelligence agents to Putin? How he "clarified" his comments only after the uproar and more than a day later? How he still tried to blame others for the hacking? Russia is the enemy but not according to trump. Guess that tape is real...

Carlos Ponce

He did not sell them out. They interviewed intelligence agents current and past and they all said no harm done.
"more than a day later" Emile does not understand humans. A trip to London, followed by a trip to Scotland followed by a trip to Helsinki with high level meetings intertwined. Think about it, Emile. Even God set aside a day to REST. DUH!!!!

Emile Pope

That's a bunch of garbage...

Carlos Ponce

Emile, you think God setting aside a day of rest is "garbage"?

Jim Forsythe

President Donald Trump says "I accept" U.S. intelligence agencies conclusions on Russian meddling Tuesday afternoon.
Did Trump change his mind?
"President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he does not believe Russia is still targeting the U.S., day after he attempted to quell the backlash over his widely rebuked comments in Helsinki where he contradicted his intelligence community's assessment that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 election."

What are we to believe , after one day he already contradicts his own director of national intelligence. What day of the week Trump, are we to believe?
Does he still accept U.S. intelligence agencies conclusions or is he trying to gaslight the people of the USA?
"The president's position that Russia is not currently targeting the U.S. contradicts the position of his own director of national intelligence Dan Coats, who said last week that Russia's actions are "persistent" and "pervasive."
"Russian actors and others are exploring vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure as well. DHS and FBI, in coordination with international partners, have detected Russian government actors targeting government and businesses in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors," Coats said.
"The warning signs are there. The system is blinking. And it why I believe we are at a critical point."

Carlos Ponce

"What are we to believe"
Your first statement comes from Trump. It can be found anywhere.
your second statement is an MSNBC analysis. As usual it throws in a Liberal spin into actual statements.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to assess this properly.
Trump corrected his earlier statement made in in Helsinki. Fair enough.

Emile Pope

He didn’t “it. He said the TOTAL OPPOSITE of what he said earlier. Are some people really so dense as to accept this? Eastasia has always been at war with Eurasia...

Emile Pope

You cannot correct something unless it was wrong in the first place. What you were looking for is “clarified”...

Carlos Ponce

Apparently the concept is above Emile's pay grade.

Emile Pope

I love watching you defend trump as he sells out the country. Tell me again about Eurasia....

Carlos Ponce

Trump is not selling out this country. You could not prove it if you tried. It is a lie.

George Croix

The border problem has it's roots in Central America!
Where the citizens of those countries have over decades allowed their own to become holes of corruption and danger.
First they kill their own grass, then come looking for greener grass elsewhere.
Absent assimilation and culture change, will their history repeat itself.....?

Rusty Schroeder

The border problem goes back to the Reagan administration or before.

Emile Pope

When Russia was the enemy instead of trump’s owner?

Rusty Schroeder

I am talking about border crossings on our Mexican Border. Mexicans have always crossed illegally for work, but the South and Central American refugees ramped up and became more countable with the war between the Sandinistas and Contras. President Trump is his owner, that I am certain about.

Carlos Ponce

"When Russia was the enemy ......"
When did the United States declare war on Russia or Russia declare war on the United States? It never happened. There was a "Cold War " with the Soviet Union which ended when that country no longer existed in 1991.
Here's a Huffington Post article:
"Listen Liberals: Russia Is Not Our Enemy"
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/listen-liberals-russia-is-not-our-enemy_us_58a4ba39e4b0fa149f9ac0c8
And über Liberal Slate prints "It is daft and dangerous for Washington and Moscow to start regarding one another as an enemy."
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2007/06/is_russia_our_enemy.html
To those who see Russia as the "enemy", President Obama will tell you: "The 1980s are calling, they want their foreign policy back".
And whoever thinks Russia is Trump's owner - you don't know squat.

Emile Pope

Name a time he has criticized Putin. Two people he doesn't criticize are Putin and Stormy Daniels. Wonder what they have on him?

Carlos Ponce

Stephanie Clifford is a non-story. Only Dembots are concerned.
"President Donald Trump on Sunday strongly condemned what he described in tweets as a 'mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria' that allegedly left women and children dead. He laid the blame squarely at the feet of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia and Iran for backing resident Bashar al-Assad, who he called an "animal." Trump also warned, 'Big price to pay'."
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-uncharacteristically-criticizes-putin-after-reports-attack-syria-n863716
NBC uses the word "uncharacteristically" in their title. Clear hyperbole.
"Trump, May call Putin’s nuclear weapons talk ‘irresponsible’ "
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/05/trump-theresa-may-russia-putin-nuclear-arms-435840

Paul Hyatt

I do believe that the progressive leftists will never be happy until this nation becomes like Cuba, China, Russia or some other god forsaken place like them....

Emile Pope

We already have a Russian asset as President....

Carlos Ponce

Emile, get informed.
Russia did not like when American airstrikes in Syria killed Russian troops.
Russia did not like when Trump imposed sanctions against it.
Russia did not like that the United States is providing the Ukraine with billions in arms.
Russia does not like when Trump suggests Germany switch to American LPG from fuel provided by them.
Russia did not like when Trump expelled 60 of its diplomats and shut down Russian consulates in the United States.
"We already have a Russian asset as President...." Just a Liberal talking point with no basis in fact. You couldn't prove it even if you tried. It is a lie.

Emile Pope

Trump did not impose sanctions on Russia. Congress did. And trump REFUSED to impose them until he was forced to. Please stick to facts...

Carlos Ponce

"Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies"
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/us/politics/trump-sanctions-russia-putin-oligarchs.html

Emile Pope

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/timeline-trumps-delays-russia-sanctions/story?id=50733408

Emile Pope

https://fox2now.com/2018/04/19/trump-decided-to-abandon-plans-for-more-russia-sanctions/

Emile Pope

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-russia-sanctions-trump-no-new-congress-law-election-hacking-intervention-putin-kremlin-a8184866.html

Carlos Ponce

Emile's links:
abcnews.go.com - Oct 27, 2017 (almost 9 months ago)
independent.co.uk - Tuesday 30 January 2018 (almost 6 months ago)
fox2now.com - April 19, 2018 (only about 3 moths ago), not FOX NEWS but a FOX affiliate, channel 2 in St Louis. The source is actually CNN. But their title reveals what is being said:
"Trump decided to abandon plans for MORE Russia sanctions". Trump had imposed sanctions and believed no more were needed.
And Emile Twist puts out his hands and begs, "More, please, more sanctions, please."

Emile Pope

You are like that black knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He first got his arm sliced off but continued to fight. Then the other one was cut off. And after both his arms AND legs were cut off said "we'll call it a draw"...

Carlos Ponce

And Emile Twist puts out his hands and begs, "More, please, more sanctions, please."
I apologize, Emile never said "please".[beam]

Mike Meador

emile......[sleeping][thumbdown]

Emile Pope

I remember when the republicans thought President Obama disgraced his office because he wore a tan suit. Now trump sides with Russia against his own intelligence agents and no one says a word.

Carlos Ponce

There was ONE Republican critical of the "tan suit" (Peter King) but in reality no body else cared. Emile, you can wear your tan suit in Galveston County and no one will bother you.
Trump did not side with Russia over the CURRENT intelligent agents. On the other hand, those who politicized those same agencies during the Obama years need to be called out. What they did was unprofessional and against FBI bylaws, rules and regulations.

Emile Pope

More garbage...

Carlos Ponce

Bet you cannot disprove what I've posted, Emile with RELIABLE SOURCES. [beam]

Emile Pope

Gish Gallop...

Carlos Ponce

"Gish Gallop" -) is the fallacious debate tactic of drowning your opponent in a flood of individually-weak arguments. Sounds like the tactic Emile uses all the time. No credibility, no reliable sources, no PROOF. Emile posts "garbage".

Carlos Ponce

Who said:
"I think one of the best changes that each of us could entertain is looking towards the future instead of constantly in the rear view mirror. One of the fears that I hear from Russians is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak. That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia. We see Russia with the strong culture, with the incredible intellectual capital that Russia has as a leader in 21st century. And we sometimes feel that we believe more in your future than sometimes Russians do." ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOFENuFHwTk

Kelly Naschke

You really can't help but feel sorry for poor Emile. It's got to be frustrating to continually have your rhetoric disproven with FACT. Your commentary just bolsters the fact that you progressives are in a downward spiraling pattern. I can just see Emile watching The View and cheering on Whoopie Goldberg and she is easily outwitted and resorts to profanity laced tirades that end with her spitting on the woman that so easily outwitted her. I can also see Emile jumping around with rest of the dimwits outside of Maxine Waters office as they burn the American flag. Keep it up Emile....guys like you ensure a second Trump term!

Emile Pope

trump for a second term? Well, with Russia and the NRA combining to conspire and fund his campaign he'll still lose. Unless he's arrested for high treason first...

Carlos Ponce

Trump will be re-elected. He will not be arrested. And he will appoint three more Supreme Court Justices after Kavanaugh.
Remember, Emile told us Trump would lose in November 2016.

Emile Pope

Apparently the NRA believes that the good guy with a gun is named Putin. After all they were running mates...

Carlos Ponce

More nonsense from Emile.

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