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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:45 AM

Conservative Host's Push to Support Border Wall May Have Revealed Inconvenient Truth

by Colin Kalmbacher | 2:40 pm, January 10th, 2019

Conservatives are starting to rally around President Donald Trump‘s latest push for his oft-promised wall between the U.S.-Mexico border. One such conservative is former Red State editor-in-chief and current radio show host Erick Erickson.

In making his plea for conservative solidarity with Trump’s government shutdown-fueled wall push, however, Erickson appears to have revealed an inconvenient truth about how Americans who live on and near the U.S.-Mexico border actually feel about the alleged border crisis and President Trump’s would-be steel solution.

In a tweet sent at 10:57 a.m. on Thursday, Erickson called for “activists to contact their members of Congress to tell them to support the President’s border plan.” The conservative thought leader went on to note that activists are particularly needed in Montana and North Dakota–two states that are located roughly 1,300 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Erickson also supplied an image with “red dots [signifying] people who have already taken action” by contacting Congresspersons in support of Trump’s much ballyhooed border wall:



A lawyer on Twitter who posts as “The Glare” immediately noticed something inadvertently telling about Erickson’s pitch:




In short, none of the conservative activists currently taking part in Erickson’s activism live on or anywhere near the U.S.-Mexico border. That is, people who are likely to have been affected by the alleged border crisis don’t seem too concerned. And, so far, no Americans included in Erickson’s data appear to have responded by backing up the president here.

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Reply Conservative Host's Push to Support Border Wall May Have Revealed Inconvenient Truth (Original post)
DonViejo Saturday OP
tblue37 Saturday #1
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hibbing Saturday #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:03 AM

1. K&R for visibility, and off to the Greatest page. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:06 AM

2. K&R...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:07 AM

3. I'm pretty sure that has always been true...

People on the border don't want it, by and large. The real push is from rubes in the midwest and the east.

Also, a note to the 'activists' along the Gulf Coast and in Florida. If they actually do manage to 'shut down' the overland routes farther west, where in the hell do you think people will be going?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:41 PM

4. "The conservative thought leader"

I just love the labels people are sometimes given.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:32 PM

8. That's certainly not anything to brag about in the USA...

or in Europe either.

"Conservative thought leader" almost always means free of truth, compassion and logic.......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:41 PM

5. Historically speaking, this is not surprising. The original "Texians" who were mostly Anglos and

the "Tejanos" who were Mexicans living in what is now Texas, got along fairly well. Once the land grabbers, mercenaries and politicians got involved is when the real troubles grew into open warfare. That's a bit of a broad brush, as Native Americans were in the mix as well, but in general, I think it is an accurate assessment.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:53 PM

6. .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:27 PM

7. Let's build walls around all the RED states (at their cost, LOL).

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