When Truth Transcends Party

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  1. 1 anjo
    June 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Good afternoon it is bright and sunny where i am hope its the same for you, even if it is raining or cloudy where you are, that’s just Trump residual, there is something better behind all the gloom

  2. 2 JER
    June 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

  3. June 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Expanding the electorate is crucial!

  4. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    June 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

  5. 6 donna dem 4 obama
    June 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm

  6. June 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Again missing the point. The article says the majority of republicans support the separation of people ILLEGALLY crossing the border. What we’re seeing is the stealing of children from parents who are LEGALLY asking for asylum. Trump summarily confiscates their children to the 4 winds.
    Every person that DIES because of Trump’s policy has blood on their hands.

  7. 10 donna dem 4 obama
    June 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

  8. June 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    • 12 purpleshoesla
      June 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      This! Some Deplorables at my job last week were whining in the office kitchen about starting to see food prices go up here and that the produce selection was getting kind of spotty. Told them ever so politely, that the “stolen jobs” “those people” were purportedly taking away from you and your kids, are quite available now given all the ICE sweeps and heinousness going on at our borders. So if they, or their kids don’t want do those now available “stolen jobs”; they can count on the prices continuing to go up and produce to get even more scarce. And that’s not even factoring in the coming fallout from Orange BLOTUS’ trade wars with our newly sworn enemies like you know Canada.

      • June 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm

        UGH. People really just don’t THINK. They have NO IDEA about the very hard back-breaking work it takes to provide our nation’s produce, nuts, wine, flowers, often under dangerous exposure to pesticides and heat exhaustion. Wake up, America.

  9. June 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Tonight a national march is going to be announced. Walter Schaub, Rep Raypal and Move On are joining forces:

  10. 15 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

  11. June 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    • June 18, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      imho, May I add that what Nielsen and Trump are endangering U.S. National Security: The children being abused now in these prison
      camps may come back to haunt America in the future.

  12. 18 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 3:58 pm

  13. 19 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    They have to be FORCED to resign. She and all the rest will not leave on their own.

  14. 20 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Big Blue Wave needs to sweep them all out….

    • 21 pkayden
      June 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      The poll should point out that the current policy of separating families impacts legal asylum seekers. They are not illegally crossing the border if they ask for asylum.

  15. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    June 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    • 23 Gazelle
      June 18, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Donna, I don’t understand why they keep saying “actions of parents”, deligitimizing their right to seek asylum, which is not against any law. Uggh! 😖

  16. 24 rikyrah
    June 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Now, we’re up to almost TWELVE THOUSAND CHILDREN in the custody of DHS?


    Wasn’t it at 2,000 just a few days ago?

    • 25 desertflower
      June 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      I read that if this keeps up it could be 30,000 by August. Sinful

    • 26 Obama Grandmama
      June 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      I read where the Obama administration housed 10,000 youth that came alone without family while they awaited their amnesty trials. The GOP used that very different situation as an excuse that it was not their idea.

  17. 27 rikyrah
    June 18, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    New: ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing. Border Patrol agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.” https://t.co/pkmD8DKYmo— ProPublica (@ProPublica) June 18, 2018

    • 28 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      What do we expect from this Nazi administration….head Nazi Sessions laughed about it while quoting Bible. Hope they all burn in HELL!

  18. 29 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    I hate them. I do.

    • June 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Crimes against humanity. Knowingly participating with Trump Gestapo. Maybe he’ll be laughing on the other side of his face soon enough.

    • 31 desertflower
      June 18, 2018 at 4:56 pm


  19. 32 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Rot is everywhere

  20. June 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    • June 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Bob she is doing her usual job of dragging everything out with lame excuses. She’s an OBSTRUCTIONIST for a living posing as a pedant.
      -Bring back the Bipartisan Immigration Bill that was going to pass before Boehner/KOCH blocked it!!
      To Ms Collins: TRUMP is “using children” for his own ends – not the good people trying to release innocent children from his deadly gulags.

    • 37 pkayden
      June 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Senator Collins did not sign off on Dianne Feinstein’s bill which would have prohibited the separation of families. She really can take several seats and shut the hell up. She’s useless.

  21. June 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm

  22. June 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    More background on the story of this mother and child:

  23. 40 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Sick of their false equivalence. They are idiots.

    • 41 desertflower
      June 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      And then, of course, the outcome they “forget” to mention

      • 42 0388jojothecat
        June 18, 2018 at 5:09 pm

        That’s right the RWNJs wanted to pay this man $1million to stay in America or let his deceased wife’s family keep him. This child’s mother lost her life to get her and her child to America. Cuban who get to our shores illegally can stay but no one else.

  24. 43 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    • 44 Gazelle
      June 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      This just broke everything in me. 😖

      • June 18, 2018 at 9:13 pm

        I couldn’t listen to more than a couple of minutes before just breaking down. I can’t handle all this unrelenting cruelty.

        • 46 Gazelle
          June 18, 2018 at 11:42 pm

          Hugs, Meta. I listened to the whole clip, paused, listened more, with tears streaming to my heart. Excruciating. Being a Mom, auntie, adopting auntie (when ur auntie to kids who drop in your world & somehow you end up as their “Mom”), etc., my heart broke into pieces. I can’t get those babies voices out of my head. I never will.

  25. 48 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Beware. This is why journalists have to step up their game and call the lies out EVERY TIME. These are dangerous times

  26. 50 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Around children.

  27. 52 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Must be trying to figure out how to put lipstick on this pig.

  28. 55 rikyrah
    June 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    If you can’t listen to the ProPublica tape, transcript at Texas Tribune

    The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.

    The baritone voice of a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” he jokes. “What’s missing is a conductor.”

    Then a distraught but determined 6-year-old Salvadoran girl pleads repeatedly for someone to call her aunt. Just one call, she begs anyone who will listen. She says she’s memorized the phone number, and at one point, rattles it off to a consular representative. “My mommy says that I’ll go with my aunt,” she whimpers, “and that she’ll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible.”.

    • 56 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Some Billionnaire or a GoFundMe account to raise money to play this as an ad to be placed on Fox TeeVee and RWNJ radio stations to make the facist-racist-Trumpanzees uncomfortable.

    • June 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      We get the picture: After parents carefully nurtured her for 6 years, the Trump gulag SS will grind down her remarkable spirit and then
      joke about her tears. Hope they all go on trial.

  29. 58 desertflower
    June 18, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I just sent the ProPublica audio to Jeff Flake so that he might listen to it and finally ” take a position” of this matter. DAMN IT, this infuriates me!!!

  30. June 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

  31. June 18, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Yup …

  32. June 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

  33. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I admire and respect Mrs.Obama and Mrs. Bush for their messages today.

    OTOH, that Nielsen woman who’s DHS secretary may be bitch-slapped by me at some point, just a heads up if you hear it on the news. #KiddingFBI

  34. June 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm

  35. June 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Dictionary shade is good shade

  36. June 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm

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  38. June 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm

  39. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I am SICK after hearing the voice of the little 6-year-old immigrant child. Sick.

  40. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    This has never happened before, in my recollection.

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  43. June 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    • 79 Obama Grandmama
      June 18, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Besides being inhumane, cruel and evil separating children from their families is fostering hate for the USA in those children. Talk about homegrown terrorists! We are cultivating hate against us. Holding children as hostages until Trump gets his way is blackmail or terrorist behavior in itself. If it works it will encourage more of these despicable tactics.

  44. 80 Gazelle
    June 18, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Just to remind all who strongly dislike these arses. These Inhuman Bastards. We’re voting you out, you do not represent us. You have no decency. You are not US. We. The. People. Are. Done. With. You. DONE!

  45. June 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    On the bill introduced by Ted Cruz….seemingly to address the separation of families

  46. 82 Jey
    June 18, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Just watched CNN – where they played the audio of the kids crying.

    I hope every Republican has their children taken away from them. Sorry but I have nothing nice to say.

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  50. 87 JER
    June 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

  51. June 18, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    “concerned pediatricians contacted Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she flew to Texas and visited a shelter for migrant children in the Rio Grande Valley. There, she saw a young girl in tears. “She couldn’t have been more than 2 years old,” Kraft says.
    “Just crying and pounding and having a huge, huge temper tantrum. This child was just screaming, and nobody could help her. And we know why she was crying. She didn’t have her mother. She didn’t have her parent who could soothe her and take care of her.”….

    • June 18, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      At the facility in South Texas, Kraft says, the staff told her that federal regulations prevented them from touching or holding the child to soothe her…
      Pediatricians and immigrant advocates are warning that separating migrant children from their families can cause “toxic stress” that disrupts a child’s brain development and harms long-term health.


    • June 18, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Picking on children who cannot defend themselves to try and pass your agenda doesn’t go any lower.
      “Detention Officer Arrested For Sexually Assaulting a Four Year Old, Threatening Mom with Deportation.”

  52. June 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm

  53. June 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    • June 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      Eugene: Trump likes to play with life or death as if it were a parlor game. But he’s been “FIRED” by the world and it is just a matter of time.
      Trump knows what the risks are of taking little children away from those who care for them. He’s responsible for their lives. He feels powerful because he took little babies hostage and is lying through his back teeth about it. But they must not be left there long.

  54. June 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

  55. June 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Stay tuned…….

    • June 18, 2018 at 9:34 pm

  56. June 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Totally Corrupt, totally …. the GOP must be completely dismantled beginning in Nov and for every election, at every level, for a very long time …

  57. June 18, 2018 at 9:44 pm

  58. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    • June 18, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      jo’ob I can’t sleep at night. Just watched a Mom deer see her little one gangle to a sleeping place and stand there for 5 minutes to make sure all’s well. Factor in the human psychological & physical needs of a human little one. And how those who love them dearly must feel.

      • 102 jacquelineoboomer
        June 18, 2018 at 11:30 pm

        It’s awful to think about these little innocent children, none of whom we “know” personally. I cannot even imagine how the parents who love them are dealing with it.

  59. 103 Gazelle
    June 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Hey, iQ45ers, an Iraqi immigrant doctor saved your children & you from lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan. She fought for your children as you hurled insults. See Rachel’s “Interview” segment tonight’s show. An amazing human.

  60. 105 No Child Left Behind
    June 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    That Episcopal Bishop is live with Lawrence O’Donnell!!!

    • 106 jacquelineoboomer
      June 18, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Yep! Second time in recent weeks that I’ve seen him involved in current events, on MSNBC! Go, Bishop Michael Curry!

  61. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    This was a quote du jour for sure!

    • 108 Gazelle
      June 18, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      One of the comments in that tweet, after others wondering if that deplorable was on opioids, “that’s why he brought up Space Force”. The other was pic tagged as “souless sisters”. 😇😂

  62. 109 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:14 am

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    June 19, 2018 at 12:18 am


  64. 111 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Lessons for media

  65. 112 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Thread. Still feel like we should have verified info about where the girls were taken

  66. 113 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:28 am

    They are all our children

  67. 114 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:29 am


    • 115 desertflower
      June 19, 2018 at 12:32 am

      Continuing with that thought…Is anyone surprised that the “Party of Family Values” has no family values.

      That the party that likes to claim moral superiority has no morals.

      That the party that screams Family First…..breaks apart families by choice.

  68. 116 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:34 am

    The kids are in NE tomorrow:) SO proud of them

  69. 117 Gazelle
    June 19, 2018 at 12:43 am

    BTW, am liking Beto O’Rourke. He called it asylum law. It’s never been illegal to seek asylum.

    • 118 Gazelle
      June 19, 2018 at 12:51 am

      So these MSM better get off that tired “illegal” instead of asylum seeker, & really do their jobs, educate, inform. Piss off & do your damn jobs, instead of being each other’s stenographers. End rant. TY!

  70. 119 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Check out the statement from Jill WIne-Banks:)

  71. 120 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:51 am

    What I said when I contacted him

  72. 121 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 12:54 am

  73. 123 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 1:12 am

  74. 124 desertflower
    June 19, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I wish I had a Rep like him. Fierce warrior for truth and justice

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  76. June 19, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Sleep well Donald.
    TRUMP BEHIND BARS seems now exquisitely natural…a gift so befitting…YEA a room of his own in which to make Restitution…for the terrible pain and suffering he has caused to so Many. Indeed I look forward to the ribbon cutting of a small, yet golden, cage in which he may ponder at great length the Sanctity of all life. What need hath he for Trump Towers? The simple life shall serve him well henceforth. Prithee trump was here.

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  81. 132 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Jeff Sessions to Laura Ingraham: Comparisons to Nazis aren’t fair because “in Nazi Germany they were keeping the Jews from leaving”
    Sessions: “It’s a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country”

    June 18, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

  82. 134 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 9:27 am


    Seconded. All who treated his bigotry as a joke or a ratings boost, who dismissed those who warned of autocracy as “alarmists” — you helped sanction this atrocity.

    There are children who lost their parents in part because of you.

    Trump was clear who he was. Complicity kills.

    https://t.co/GyN91WJ0vI— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) June 16, 2018

  83. 135 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 9:37 am

    In case you forget..
    This began with John ” Ain’t Shyt” Kelly 😠

  84. 137 deserflower
    June 19, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Fitting news on Juneteenth

  85. 138 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 9:58 am

    And, in between taking children from their parents…

    they are back trying to take away your healthcare.

    A coalition of conservative groups releases an outline of their Obamacare repeal plan. Presser comes tomorrow.

    It tracks with Graham-Cassidy as a grant program. Ends essential health benefits, age ratio and minimum loss ratio. pic.twitter.com/zOqLB3amTd

    — Alex Ruoff (@Alexruoff) June 19, 2018

  86. 139 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Trump accelerates rate of taking migrant kids from parents

    Rachel Maddow reports on the growing outrage over the Donald Trump administration’s policy of forcibly removing children from their parents when they seek asylum in The United States, and notes that the rate at which children are being removed and placed in camps increased from an average of 43 last month to 67 as of this month.

  87. 140 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

    New audio gives voice to migrant kids in U.S. detention center

    Ginger Thompson, senior reporter for ProPublica, talks with Rachel Maddow about newly published audio from inside a migrant child detention center, which Thompson received from a civil rights attorney who obtained it from a client.

  88. 141 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Trump family separation policy becomes focus of national outrage

    Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks with Rachel Maddow about a Father’s Day protest march he organized at the site of Trump’s “tent city” camp for migrant kids in Tornillo, Texas, and the plight of migrant families being persecuted by the Trump administration.

  89. 142 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

    How an immigrant’s concern for kids drew a nation’s eyes to Flint

    Rachel Maddow tells the story of how first-generation immigrant Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha persisted in trying to raise the alarm about increasing levels of lead in the blood of children in Flint, Michigan until the crisis was finally taken seriously.

  90. 143 rikyrah
    June 19, 2018 at 11:07 am

    If you need a primer on what’s happening, and are faced with
    Dolt45’ers or Purity Leftists, here you go:

    1. NO President has done this. Not in modern times. Not Obama. Not Shrub.Not Clinton.Not Bush the Elder. Not Reagan. Not. Carter. You get my point.
    2. THIS is a POLICY. Not a LAW. A POLICY.
    3. This is a POLICY created by Dolt45, first floated by ‘ Ain’t Shyt’ Kelly, when he was at DHS
    4. This doesn’t just cover people crossing ‘ illegally.’ – Even if it did, it would still be pure evil.
    5. This policy is ALSO being applied to those WHO SEEK ASYLUM. – Which is a LEGAL Process.
    6. At the points of entry where folks would seek Asylum – THEY HAVE NOW CLOSED THEM, thus FORCING folks to try and enter the United States illegally.
    7. Entering the United States illegally is a MISDEMEANOR. People are losing their children over a MISDEMEANOR.
    8. They have no provable process as to HOW they are keeping track of parent and child.
    10. EVEN IF, you have family in the United States that would be willing to look after your child – THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT RELEASE THE CHILDREN TO YOUR FAMILY.
    11. They are NOT keeping SIBLINGS TOGETHER.

    These are the bullet points of this pure unadulterated evil. If you have anymore, please add.

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