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Some conservatives are bewildered by Trump’s DACA shift. Others are saying, “I told you so.”

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Steve Deace

At this point, it’s not even clear what the “deal” is with the alleged DACA deal. Democrats say it’s done and there won’t be a wall attached to it. The White House is saying it isn’t done and it won’t get done without the wall. All the while, both sides are pushing to sell the idea of amnesty to the American people in general and to Trump’s alt-right base in particular.

A mixed bag of conservatives from tried-and-true NeverTrumpers like Caleb Howe at RedState to emphatic supporters of the President until recently like Ann Coulter have lashed out at Trump over reports of him betraying his word. On the campaign trail, he unabashedly proclaimed that DREAMers have to go. Other than a brief period during “the softening” when he tested the Kinder and Gentler waters on immigration, he was consistent with his message. It worked. He’s President.

Now that he’s sitting in the Oval Office, it appears he’s no longer an immigration hardliner. As Jim Geraghty mentioned on National Review, if only someone had warned them…

Perspectives

Conservatives Have to Become the Resistance | Cliff Kincaid, NoisyRoom.net

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2017/09/14/conservatives-have-to-become-the-resistance/Of course, this is happening because the Republican Congress failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, and is now moving on to something else.

Here’s the ‘Deal’ Trump Struck With Democrats Over Dinner: Hint: It’s Not Good | Matthew K. Burke, Politistick

http://thepolitistick.com/heres-deal-trump-struck-democrats-dinner/Conservatives have been down this road before on “border security” deals with the Democrats that never seem to transpire. Ronald Reagan admitted that his biggest mistake of his presidency was believing that if he provided amnesty in exchange for border security — a deal he made with Democrats — that they would follow through. They did not.

Ann Coulter: If Trump Fails On Immigration He’ll Be ‘The Man Who Killed America’ | Daily Wire

http://www.dailywire.com/news/21037/ann-coulter-if-trump-fails-immigration-hell-be-man-emily-zanotti“NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY,” claims Coulter, who blisteringly attacks the “lie” that the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, and the ‘Dreamers” it covers, are merely a small segment of the immigrant population. She claims that what the president has been led to believe on illegal immigration — that he must agree to a grand bargain and can’t simply boot out lawbreakers — is pulling him into the trap of passing a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes amnesty.

BREAKING: Trump’s Morning Tweet Is a Serious Slap in the Face to His Base | Caleb Howe, RedState

https://www.redstate.com/absentee/2017/09/14/breaking-trumps-morning-tweet-serious-slap-face-base/Trump’s tweet is the very essence of an amnesty argument. It is the very philosophy upon which the amnesty argument rests. It is exactly the thing his fervent supporters have been arguing against and yelling about for years. Yes, Donald. Yes, people really want to send every illegal home regardless of how they came here.

Conservatives blast Trump for teaming up with Chuck & Nancy on DACA | Alayna Treene, Axios

https://www.axios.com/conservatives-blast-trump-for-reported-daca-deal-2485152549.htmlPresident Trump told reporters Thursday that he won’t “do anything” regarding DACA unless the border wall becomes a reality, not necessarily in the legislation he’s discussing with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to replace DACA, but at some point in the future:

Reactions

With most stories, we like to pull Tweets from a diverse range of people. Big names, small names, and everyone in between fill our Reactions section. For this particular topic, we’re going to leave it all in the hands of Steve Deace from Conservative Review and CRTV. He pretty much nails it across the board.

Final Thoughts

We’ll learn in the coming weeks just how far to the left the President’s immigration stance has migrated. In the meantime, conservatives are wasting no time letting the President know how they feel. He’s demonstrated a willingness to be malleable. Hopefully, this will be one of those occasions if his base starts to turn.

We’re not holding our breath.

Christian, husband, father. EIC, NOQ Report. Co-Founder, the Federalist Party. Just a normal guy who will no longer sit around while the country heads in the wrong direction.

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