Two lesser-know lawmakers are endeavoring to shine a derogatory spotlight on President Trump’s immigration policies after the embarrassing evidence of Barrak Obama’s detention center practices was unceremoniously tagged onto the administration’s legacy.
United States Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) seek to undo the public relations damage with their own brand of deflect and distract: a bill called “Keep Families Together Act.”
The Joke is on Obama
So when did this shiny and sparkly interest in new illegal immigrants seeking asylum overtake DACA and Dreamer priorities? It all comes down to egg on the Obama’s face.
Internet trolls, in a frantic attempt to throw shade on Trump, have been exceedingly busy circulating photos of Hispanic children in various concerning predicaments. Some children are laying on the cold, hard, floor in cages, while another depressing picture has little ones decked out in orange jumpsuits and lined up like hardened criminals.
The images assaulted Facebook and Twitter, as liberal organizations and prominent operatives, such as Occupy Democrats and former President Barrak Obama’s speech writer, Jon Favreau, tweeted and shared the images to their rabid leftists, jonesing for their next frenzied fix of Trump hate. Favreau wrote:
“This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible.”
Well, there’s one little detail Mr. Favreau left out. The photo of child detainees in cages was in 2014 – during Obama’s reign. It went viral within seconds, as did the response, pointing the finger at the real culprit, and our former president was reduced to scrambling to justify the photos originally taken by the Associated Press.
They gave it a good try.
Favreau tried to explain: “An influx of unaccompanied minors who showed up at the border, fleeing violence from Central America,” he tweeted.
But he didn’t stop there – although he should have – and added yet another tweet. They wanted to “move those children out of those shelters as fast as humanly possible and connect them with their parents, most of whom were already in the United States.”
But until then, lock the little buggers up, right Jon?
Another notable sharing the fake news was none other than New York Times editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein. But that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Sensing loss of control, one more valiant crack at covering up the unfortunate reality being plunged down their gullets came from Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s director of White House Domestic Policy Council:
“In 2014, we saw an enormous spike compared to what usually happens every year, in the number of kids crossing alone into the United States, and we didn’t have enough shelter facilities, because we had a huge increase, so kids ended up piling up in Border Patrol lock-ups, which are no places for children.”
Right. Cages are much better.
Muñoz, knee deep in the past discrepancies of an administration claiming to be scandal free, kept the shovel humming at an alarming rate as she continued to dig another grave for Obama. “What the Obama administration did, which is what the law requires, is to find shelter facilities for those kids, which were put together by the Department of Health and Human Services”.
Trump: Still Winning
After the most egregious and embarrassing of tactics fired at Trump, he had the last laugh, tweeting (of course):
“Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama’s term showing children from the Border in steel cages. They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country…Bipartisan Bill!”
C’mon Lawmakers – Get It Done
And that should’ve been the end of shenanigans from the unstable, sheepish left, but those in the Senate Democrat Caucus could not let Trump win without another tilt at the D.C. windmill competition.
That’s where Democrat Senators from Rhode Island Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, came into play with the popular kids. In concert with 36 other Senate Dems, they scribed and sent a letter to President Trump, asking for a reversal on separating the children from their parents, even if those parents were in detention.
Isn’t that what has been happening all along? If a parent is in custody, wouldn’t children be better off in foster care for the duration of the case instead of Obama’s now famous cages? Perhaps this latest, ultimately ridiculous, attack from the left will spark an idea with President Trump to invite them all to a seat at the big table for a bit of bi-partisan wheeling and dealing. There are children at play in the discourse. Get it together people, and let’s put immigration to bed once and for all.
Sarah has been a writer in the political and corporate worlds for over 25 years. As a sought-after speech writer, her clients included CEOs, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and even a Vice President. She’s worked as Contributing Editor at Scottsdale Life, a news reporter for the Journal and Courier, and guest opinion political writer for numerous publications nationwide. A born storyteller, Sarah has published a full-length book and is currently finishing a quirky, sarcastic, second novel.