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Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander (Dana Loesch upset)
The American Thinker ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014 | M. Catherine Evans

Posted on 07/21/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by kristinn

While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday protesting the total breakdown of our borders, where were a few of our stalwart conservative spokespeople and politicians? Were they holding anti-illegal immigration signs with ‘we the people’ on the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform Amnesty and Border Surge?

No. Senator Ted Cruz, Rep Louie Gohmert, Glenn Beck, and Dana Loesch, among others, were in McAllen, Texas meeting with Rio Grande Catholic Charities Director Sr. Norma Pimentel just weeks after her very public visit with Nancy Pelosi. Not to be outdone by the Democrats, photos on The Blaze showed the media stars and politicians preparing food, handing out soccer balls and assisting church groups. Funny how it does not seem to bother them that the rest of us are being forced to pay for transportation, medical care, legal assistance, and housing for the recent surge of illegal aliens coming in droves. Nor do they seem worried about the dangers undocumented illegals pose to the country. If it did, wouldn’t they be with rallying with the protesters, instead of, in St. Paul’s words, partnering “righteousness with lawlessness?”

Before the trip, Blaze and Fox News commentator Dana Loesch offered this explanation for her decision to help out at the border even though she is staunchly opposed to illegal immigration. The feisty liberal-turned-conservative sounds positively out of touch with the very people and issues she purports to champion.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; danaloesch; glennbeck; immigration
Read the rest at the source link to get full sense of why Dana Loesch has gone to war with the American Thinker over this article.

Read her Twitter feed for her responses.

1 posted on 07/21/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
The High-Profile Washington types have their fingers on the pulse of the problem, just don't ask where their thumbs are.
2 posted on 07/21/2014 9:18:08 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kristinn

Unlike the politicians in Washington, Glenn Beck is using private donations instead of taxpayers money.

Attacking Cruz, Gohmert, Loesch and Beck IMHO serves the interests of the GOP Establishment.....

Are they in any way involved in stirring up the protests over the last weekend to suck people into supporting GOP-E candidates in the elections this fall???? I don’t the answer, but I ask the question....


3 posted on 07/21/2014 9:21:57 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: kristinn

Is this author related to Beltway Conservative M. Stanton Evans, who mentored Ann Coulter?????


4 posted on 07/21/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: kristinn

I particularly like this one she retweeted: “@DLoesch @AmericanThinker Do prison doctors help lawbreakers?”

Of course they do, they help citizens who have broken laws in their own country and are making restitution. We have doctors provide for their care because we aren’t barbarians and our citizens have rights and our protections apply to them. The pendulum has swung away from that mission; now we give them sex change operations and limitless appeals.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 9:25:07 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: kristinn
...as High-Profile Conservatives Pander

How dare they? Only High-Profile Liberals are allowed to do that.

-PJ

6 posted on 07/21/2014 9:26:10 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SandRat

Give the kids a meal, and send them home. I think that’s all that Dana has said.

Alot of this attack comes from an ongoing feud between Breitbarts Bannon (who has turned BB into a RINO statist echo chamber)and Glenn Beck’s Blaze...both fighting for a biggest piece of the blogosphere pie.

Reality is, those kids are here now thanks to Obama causing the problem for political gain...the GOPe has been rather useless on the issue because they hope to use the issue for the Chamber of Commerce.

#AmnestySandwiches aren’t the problem...its the political class...the UnipArty that’s victimizing these children and using them.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 9:27:24 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: kristinn

Catholic Charities is now funded as much by government manipulators, maybe more, as it ever was under its old moniker, Catholic Family Services, funded by well meaning Christians.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jurroppi1

Prison doctors are paid by the taxpayer.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 9:34:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: RitaOK

Catholic Charities is now funded as much by government manipulators, maybe more, as it ever was under its old moniker, Catholic Family Services, funded by well meaning Christians.


When I saw pics of Beck and Cruz taken this weekend, with the Catholic Charities personnel/volunteers, that’s exactly what came to mind. (I would’ve preferred Sen Cruz distance himself from the govt paid *charities*.)

Similar to the BCFS group....the group that was all set to open the Weslaco resort....for the illegals.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 9:34:54 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: kristinn

Beck at war with Breitbart News and FoxNews...for not covering his weekend trip to McAllen (at all and/or in a positive light)....and Dana at war with American Thinker (for the same reason).....

Hmmmmmm.....


11 posted on 07/21/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: gwgn02
Give the kids a meal, and send them home. I think that’s all that Dana has said.

They are not being sent home and more than a meal is being given. Loesch is making the problem worse. When you reward something, you get more of it.

12 posted on 07/21/2014 9:37:36 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Ridiculous assertion. Dana hasn’t offered anything more than a meal and a teddy bear..>OMMMMMMGGGGGZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

Yes you’re so right, those tasty bonus incentives really was the deciding factor. Yep, a ham sandwhich...a Pepsi.. are just so egregiously enticing that the thousands of miles they journeyed to get here after hearing Obama spread the word “amnesty”, those children didn’t wanna come until they heard could their hands on a BLT. All the rape trains, the beatings, the extortions, the body parts being cut off....the threats to the families...NO big deal because you know... Glenn Beck and other charities offered a warm meal and teddy bear. O.o

MMMMM hmmmm got it.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Jane Long; kristinn

I want to call it tactical Marxism.

“Charities” are beginning to be openly funded by political interests, becoming “slush fund” operations, under the cover of soliciting private donations from the well meaning, used as useful idiots.

At the same time, they steal the moniker of “Baptist” or “Catholic”, in the same manner they successfully lifted from the Catholic Church the ambiguous term “social justice” and use it for nefarious purposes for damaging to capitalism.

Now they are making inroads among the Baptists using them to lift their name, in a pure language shuffle.

Fascinating, the degree of boldness in our face. Desperation.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 10:15:42 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: kabar

and the point is?

This is a straw man, one does not equate with the other... unless of course you are trying to equivocate morality to preserving a country’s sovereignty vs. that of giving in to emotion over facts and logic.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 10:29:57 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: gwgn02
Ridiculous assertion. Dana hasn’t offered anything more than a meal and a teddy bear..

Ridiculous response. Running down to the border for photo ops with handpicked illegal aliens "children" to show one's compassion helps no one except the other side, which says this is a humanitarian crisis. The facts show otherwise.

This is an orchestrated, manufactured crisis. Two thirds of the "children" are accompanied by the mother. Most of them are teenagers. Teddy bears, toys, and soccer balls help perpetuate this false narrative.

These "children" are not going home. They are coming here to be reunited with their illegal alien parent. They will be given asylum. And most will not even show up for their court hearing.

Loesch, Beck, et. al. are just reinforcing the false narrative of a humanitarian crisis and that we should welcome these "children" into our communities. Does a pepsi or a ham sandwich really do anything except make those who provide it feel better about themselves? How long will they continue feeding them? Don't you think the BP and DHS are housing and feeding these people?

This is just more grandstanding by some so-called conservatives. They would be better off taking their teddy bears, soccer balls, and ham sandwiches to our inner cities where we have American children in need. It would be a much better photo op and counterpoint to those who rush to aid the illegal aliens while their fellow citizens are in dire need.

16 posted on 07/21/2014 10:52:31 AM PDT by kabar
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To: jurroppi1
and the point is?

I was just reinforcing your point, i.e., We have doctors provide for their care because we aren’t barbarians and our citizens have rights and our protections apply to them. And the taxpayer pays for these doctors

The prison doctor analogy is a false one in so many ways.

17 posted on 07/21/2014 10:58:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

ahh, gotcha, I thought you were disagreeing. Sorry I blew up ;)


18 posted on 07/21/2014 11:03:55 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: kristinn

Some of her responses sound more like excuses.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 11:39:01 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: kristinn

Dana Loesch lost my respect when she got in bed with the Mad Mormon. This article is 100% correct.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 1:52:11 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Jane Long; All

Here is the response from Dana on her website:
http://danaloeschradio.com/a-response-to-the-malicious-hit-piece-by-american-thinker-and-reprinted-by-breitbart-inc/

Aaron Gardner’s piece:
http://www.redstate.com/2014/07/21/immigration-border-dana-loesch-american-thinker-isnt-thinking-american/

M. Catherine Evan’s response:
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/07/my_brief_response_to_dana_loesch.html

Glenn Beck on why nobody covered his trip and Ted Cruz’s involvement:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/18/why-glenn-beck-says-nobody-is-covering-ted-cruzs-decision-to-join-mercury-ones-border-relief-effort/

Freedom Outpost’s article:
http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/07/cruz-gohmert-join-glenn-beck-to-feed-clothe-illegals/

Dana Loesch vs. Thomas Lifeson, editor of American Thinker:
http://www.therightplanet.com/2014/07/loesch-v-lifeson/

Breitbart.com article’s:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/07/10/border-crisis-what-glenn-beck-did-wrong

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/19/Glenn-Beck-Suggests-Pusses-Don-t-Want-to-Hand-Out-Soccer-Balls-to-Illegals

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/18/Beck-Hits-Breitbart-and-Fox-Dont-Focus-on-Gang-Members

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/16/Glenn-Beck-Concedes-John-Nolte-Made-Valid-Points-Not-My-Intent-to-Entice-More-Illegals

Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch and Louie Gohmert Visit the Border
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/19/photos-glenn-beck-dana-loesch-and-louie-gohmert-visit-the-border-before-sunrise/

Here’s What Ted Cruz Had to Say About Glenn Beck’s Border Relief Work
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/20/ted-cruz-thanks-glenn-beck-for-border-relief-work-while-slamming-amnesty/

‘Horrifying’: Glenn Beck Says the Government Is Committing ‘Damn Near Crimes Against Humanity’ on the Border
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/21/horrifying-glenn-beck-says-the-government-is-committing-damn-near-crimes-against-humanity-on-the-border/

Everything You Need to Know About Mercury One’s Border Relief Effort
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/19/everything-you-need-to-know-about-mercury-ones-border-relief-effort-today-with-live-updates/

Immigration, charity, and conservatives’ unholy assault on Glenn Beck
http://theweek.com/article/index/265077/immigration-charity-and-conservatives-unholy-assault-on-glenn-beck

Beck takes softer tone down to border
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/glenn-beck-hugh-hewitt-border-security-109078.html

Glenn Beck pleads with migrant parents
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/glenn-beck-immigration-border-radio-show-108911.html

What Glenn Beck Got Right About The Border Crisis
http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/11/what-glenn-beck-got-right-about-the-border-crisis/

Fireworks flew yesterday with Dana Loesch
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/07/fireworks_flew_yesterday_with_dana_loesch.html

Some of the articles out there.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 4:12:21 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: All

Just a couple more article’s worth noting.

Greta Van Susteren’s sharp response to Glenn Beck:
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/07/19/greta-hits-back-van-susterens-sharp-response-to-glenn-becks-nutty-slap-at-fox-132799

Glenn Beck Blows It, But Ted Cruz Saves The Day
http://lastresistance.com/6565/glenn-beck-blows-ted-cruz-saves-day/

Beck Flips, Starts Fundraising for Border Patrol Union
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/17/Beck-Flips-Starts-Fundraising-for-Border-Patrol-Union

Ted Nugent Revealed a ‘Staggering’ ‘Hidden Secret’ to Glenn Beck This Morning That He Says The Media Has Been Ignoring
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/16/ted-nugent-revealed-a-staggering-hidden-secret-to-glenn-beck-this-morning-that-he-says-the-media-has-been-ignoring/

What Ted Nugent offers to send to ‘kids at the border’ may cause dilemma for liberals
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/07/16/what-ted-nugent-offers-to-send-to-kids-at-the-border-may-cause-dilemma-for-liberals-132226

Ted Nugent Moving to Mexico, Calls Obama ‘Dumb Motherf—ker’
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/wtf/ted_nugent_moving_to_mexico_calls_obama_dumb_motherf—ker.html?no_takeover

Ted Nugent Writes an Epic Letter to Obama on Immigration [READ]
http://conservativetribune.com/nugent-letter-obama-immigration/

Ted Nugent Throws Support Behind Glenn Beck’s Plan To Aid Illegal Children
http://downtrend.com/vsaxena/ted-nugent-throws-support-behind-glenn-becks-plan-to-aid-illegal-children/

They’re Not Refugees
http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/07/theyre_not_refugees.html

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Square Off over Immigrant Kids
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/24550-glenn-beck-and-sarah-palin-square-off-over-immigrant-kids.html

The Left Lauds Beck’s Border Trip to Help the Children
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/07/the_left_lauds_becks_border_trip_to_help_the_children.html

Glenn Beck Did A Nice Thing, Liberals Lose Their Minds, Conservatives Send Death Threats
http://www.inquisitr.com/1346630/glenn-beck-did-a-nice-thing-liberals-lose-their-minds-conservatives-send-death-threats/


22 posted on 07/24/2014 4:33:29 AM PDT by Mozilla
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