This was not a borderline issue

If you don’t think that stopping the boats won the election for the Coalition you are completely out of it. Adani also mattered. But without both, we would have a Labor Government right now.

Speaking of which:

DEVELOPING: Trump announces tariff-avoiding deal with Mexico.

Pop the tequila and pass the guacamole — the US has struck a trade deal with Mexico that will avert tariffs on imports.

“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” President Trump tweeted Friday night.

“The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended,” he added.

“Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border,” he said.

Related: Mexico Capitulates to Trump’s Tariff Threat, Deploys 6,000 Troops to Guatemalan Border to Curb Migration.

And that will be just a start. Incredible there are votes in open borders for the Democrats, since the certainty of maintaining an open border will be the submergence of everything that has made America the great country she is. Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

 

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26 Responses to This was not a borderline issue

  1. stackja

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Socialism?

  2. Dr Fred Lenin

    The socialists live in fairyland alongside the gangrenes . We cannot stop illegal immigrants ,external pressures ,inhumane action tc, etc. However we CAN change the climate by destroying industry ,we can then have equality and shorten fairness by using the tax money we wont get because we destroyed the source of the revenue ,industry. Sounds like one of Baldricks clever plans .
    You couldnt write fiction like this crap .
    We beed a government with guts to stop all this crap estroy the climate scam and jil the crims involved .tell thes nazi soros owned u.n. to get stuffed and declare it a terrorist oganisation

  3. Mother Lode

    The Dmocrats just have faith in another kind of greatness – one which has never been able to exist, but always consumes the foundations it supposedly stands on.

  4. Tom

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Q: Why do political parties exist?

    A: To acquire the ultimate political aphrodisiac — power.

    The same as has been evident in Australia for a decade: If you don’t like the electorate you have, import a new one that will vote for you. Voila, Liars/Democrats — open burders!

  5. nb

    stackja #3037521, posted on June 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm says:
    ‘ “Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?”
    Socialism?’
    International socialism. Anglo countries have proved most resistant. They must be destroyed.

  6. Roger

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Hatred for just about everything that country stands for.

    If you don’t think that stopping the boats won the election for the Coalition you are completely out of it. Adani also mattered.

    The election was won in Qld, where Adani was the central issue. Stopping the boats also mattered.

  7. Iampeter

    Stopping the boats probably DID matter and THAT is the problem.
    Basically what you’re saying here is, thank god we won running on leftist policies otherwise we might have a leftist government right now!

    DEVELOPING: Trump announces tariff-avoiding deal with Mexico.

    Wait, now you oppose tariffs?

    And that will be just a start.

    What will? Mexico capitulating to “tariff threat?”
    Aren’t you literally a classic economics professor?

    What even is this?

  8. Crossie

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Because a ruined country is easier to take over.

  9. nfw

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Power.

    The Soviet Union and its satellites were ruined but the nomenklatura and kleptomaniacs kept running them for power and control over others while they killed on a scale never witnessed before to create the perfect society of drones. Nothing has changed for modern socialists in the USA, Australia or elsewhere.

  10. Crossie

    Wait, now you oppose tariffs?

    Tariffs are not an end they are the means, the tools.

    What did Trump want Mexico to do? Stop the influx and transit through Mexico of migrants from their southern border into US. Tariffs were a financial threat or incentive to comply. Mexico agreed to terms.

    China will eventually be presented with the same terms to correct their enormous advantage in exports.

  11. max

    Let’s look at the 10 planks:

    1. “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” Well, we’re working on this one. The federal government owns huge amounts of land and is acquiring more. Private property rights are being eroded deliberately in the name of protecting the environment.

    2. “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.” Need I say more? Before Ronald Reagan’s tax law changes we had exactly that and many Americans support the idea of taxing the rich more than the less-rich.

    3. “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.” We haven’t gone all the way on that one, but heavy estate taxes are a step in that direction. Estate taxes are purely punitive because they are taxes levied on assets on which multiple taxes have already been paid many times.

    4. “Confiscation of the property of emigrants and rebels.” Well, our forefathers confiscated the property of those who supported the British during the Revolution, and, under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and other civil statutes, property is being confiscated right and left in the name of the war on drugs.

    5. “Centralization of credit in the hands of the state . . . .” Pretty much done. See the Federal Reserve Act.

    6. “Centralization of the means of communications and transport in the hands of the state.” Seen a private road or bridge lately? Who licenses all radio and television? Only the First Amendment saves the print press from federal licensing, but I suspect that hate-speech laws will soon follow hate-crime laws, and that will erode that freedom.

    7. “Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state . . . .” Well, the government runs many businesses and some folks would like to see it run more.

    8. “Equal obligation to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.” We’ve escaped this one mainly, in my opinion, because of the Second Amendment (the right to own firearms) and mechanization.

    9. “Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of distinction between town and country.” Pretty much done, because big corporations dominate what’s left of agriculture and mass communications have more or less erased cultural differences.

    10. “Free education of all children in public schools. Abolition of child factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.” Done.

  12. Muddy

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Wot Crossie wrote.
    It is sometimes easier, or more effective, to destroy something and then build on the ashes, than it is to ‘renovate.’
    I believe the Khmer Rouge understood this. Year Zero. Wipe out any potential resistance before an opportunity to resist is realised.
    Burn, baby. Burn.

  13. tgs

    If you think the boats was the deciding factor you have no pulse on the body politic whatsoever.

    It was franking credits and negative gearing that sunk the ALP. Target the retirees and the aspirationals and you’re hitting most of the population.

    Boats were an afterthought this time around.

  14. Behind Enemy Lines

    This was not a borderline issue
    Posted on 1:57 pm, June 8, 2019 by Steve Kates
    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    As several have said, it’s simply about power. Your leftwing political parties are for people who will do absolutely anything to get political power. Power at any price is their sole principle. All the rest of it’s just window dressing to keep the useful idiots agitated (therefore idiotic) and engaged (therefore useful ). And if that means they have to wreck the country in order to rule over it . . . then wreck it they shall, comrades. After all, it’s not as if the nomenklatura will have to queue five hours for a toilet roll and half a bar of soap.

  15. egg_

    Stopping the boats probably DID matter and THAT is the problem.
    Basically what you’re saying here is, thank god we won running on leftist policies otherwise we might have a leftist government right now!

    Nice try, junior troll.
    The Left has a whole Social Service industry that underpins illegals – they won’t be killing that off anytime soon.

  16. Rob MW

    It must be embarrassing to look like a complete tool.

    US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico Will Not Help Border Crisis — Chamber May Sue

  17. Ubique

    The Democrats love open borders for the same reason Labor does here. They figure every illegal immigrant is another vote for them in the bag. Enough illegal immigrants and they can remain in power permanently.

    If a few thousand drown on the journey along the way, who amongst Labor gives a stuff? There’s no shortage of others to take their place.

  18. Nick

    Join the “Don’t Marry Movement”. There are 3 main points:

    -Never legally marry an American woman
    -Never have children with an American woman
    -If you are married to an American woman, never buy a house so she cannot steal it from you in divorce

    Read the full essay explaining the purpose of the movement here: https://womenarestupid.site/blog/the-don-t-marry-movement

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    so the phoenix of communism can rise from the ashes

  20. Chris M

    US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico Will Not Help Border Crisis

    How about fine big business $1m for every illegal they employ? That would easily cover the cost of checking all their employees also.

  21. Tel

    The Left has a whole Social Service industry that underpins illegals – they won’t be killing that off anytime soon.

    There’s a perfectly legal humanitarian intake that is quota controlled. If more people get in illegally they simply reduce the legal flow to compensate. The “Social Service industry” that you describe is guaranteed to get a ready supply of “customers”.

    Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on your point of view. Some of my family came here (legally) under the UN refugee program. Those people still to this day consider that the UN was their savior so therefore everything the UN does much be a great idea. They did their best to learn English, get jobs, fit in, and show some appreciation of the Australians who helped them out. I’m not personally opposed to helping more people out on a similar basis.

    On the other hand … sense of entitlement pisses me off, and especially especially this attitude that Australia somehow owes the world something. Australia is transitioning from a high-trust and high-generosity society to a low-trust and low-generosity society and the reason is the average Australian has been expected to put up and shut up again and again without seeing a whole lot of either appreciation or reciprocation in return. In essence the generosity of ordinary Australians is being systematically mined out and used for political purposes. It would be good if there was a way to prevent that happening.

  22. Boambee John

    Fifty years ago many of those unhappy with the direction taken by society would drop out. Find a guru in India, get into Zen Buddhism or become buskers or beach bums.

    Now they deliberately infiltrate siciety, and work from the inside to destroy it. It is a combination of envy and hatred of those who succeed in society and an insatiable lust for power over others. It will always lead eventually to the gulags.

  23. Fat Tony

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Because some would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven

  24. Neville

    Why would a major political party go out of its way to ruin the country it wishes to govern?

    Coz it’s the lefty-marxist-greeny strategy to achieve complete [P]ower and [C]ontrol; the PC Way is the only way, comrade!

  25. Oh come on

    Trump’s tariff threat against Mexico thus far looks like it’s been astonishingly successful. Things could change but so far Mexico’s acceded to all US demands – it will start to police its southern border more forcefully and will declare itself a safe haven for asylum seekers, meaning it can no longer be a transit nation for country shoppers heading to the US. They will only be able to apply for asylum in Mexico. In return, all Trump has done is rescind a threat to apply a tariff. The US side has got everything it asked for at zero cost. This is, without exaggeration, an unmitigated triumph for the Trump administration. I’m trying to think of any single action of the Trump Presidency that is such a clear and unequivocal win. Any suggestions? In any case, this is way up there and is a powerful riposte to leftist and NeverTrumper sneering that Trump isn’t really a good deal-maker.

    Going to be interesting to see how the MSM spins it. It’d probably be best if they ignored it entirely.

  26. max

    Ned Price:
    He’s so predictable. It’s a simple recipe:

    —Manufacture a crisis on an issue of importance to the base.
    —Leave success undefined.
    —Pretend to play hardball in a way that rallies the base.
    —“Solve” the manufactured crisis.
    —Disguise the status quo as a “huge success.”

    Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal

    https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/trump-declares-victory-in-staged-mexico-crisis-5Hmw6wbFxE2lURlgtIWOPQ/

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