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Braun campaign takes down questionable immigration ad

After feeling the heat for using the death and pictures of a Colts player and an Uber driver at the hands of an illegal immigrant in an ad, the Braun campaign has reversed course and is removing the ad from television.

In the race where all three Republican candidates are trying to cozy up to Trump as much as possible, immigration was inevitably going to come up at some point. It’s likely to make several more appearances before the May primary, in some form or fashion.

The ad, which is still up on on the Braun campaign’s Youtube page, exploits a tragic situation for political gain. No matter what side of the political spectrum you happen to fall, no matter what issue – whether it be gun control or immigration – using a tragedy to push an agenda is pretty cold and callous.

What in the world could the campaign have been thinking to run such an ad mere weeks after the deadly incident?

However, the Braun campaign does deserve some credit for recognizing their mistake and reversing course.

There are plenty of other ways to make a point such as this, there was simply no need to make such an ad. Hopefully, in the future, the campaign decides to utilize other methods, facts and figures to make their position known to the voting public.

I understand all politics is essentially local and personal, but that ad was too personal, especially for the widow of the killed Uber driver.

– BZ

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Braun campaign releases controversial ad on immigration

In Indiana, the race to replace Democrat Joe Donnelly in the United States Senate is underway.  Donnelly’s future in the Senate is shaky, to say the least. Donald Trump won Indiana by nearly 20 points, and if you don’t believe he’s still extremely popular in the Hoosier state all you had to do was tune into the Indiana Republican Senate debate this past Tuesday.

The three Republicans seeking the nomination – U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, U.S. Rep. Luke Messer and businessman and former Indiana state senator Mike Braun –  all tried to tie themselves to Pres. Trump. Several times throughout the debate, all three of the candidates said they were the best person for the job because they will support Trump’s stance on this issue and on this issue, on that issue.

Thanks in large part to Pres. Trump, immigration has become a hot-button issue. Also, in Indiana, immigration has also taken on an added significance. Several weeks ago, a drunk driver hit and killed two people, one of which was a Colts player.  Come to find out the driver in the fatal crash was an illegal immigrant, who had been deported twice and had several driving violations.

With that being said, Braun recently released an ad mentioning this particular case, using pictures of both deceased individuals.

The widow of one of the men said stated her outrage over the ad and said she wants her husband’s photo removed from the ad.

And to be honest, can you really blame her? Regardless of political opinion, why would anyone want a painful memory, that is still fresh and raw brought in order to score political points.

Yes, something needs to be done on the immigration, a lot of things. However, the point the Braun campaign was hoping to make about our immigration system could’ve been made without doing this.  Put yourself, in the widow’s shoes for a second, you would’ve reacted the same way.

The ad was in poor taste. Immigration is an issue, yes but this ad was probably not the best way to go about it.

Suspect in Colts Player Crash Death was Deported Twice

Over the weekend, an Indianapolis Colts player and his Uber driver were killed in a drunk driving hit and run. Edwin Jackson, a linebacker for the NFL team and Jeffrey Monroe were standing outside their car on Interstate 70 when they were hit and killed.

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An Indiana State Police officer was patrolling the area and came upon the scene and when turning on his lights, the suspect, 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, tried to flee the scene on foot. He was apprehended but gave a fake name when taken into custody.

Today, it was released that Orrego-Savala was in the country illegally and deported twice, once in 2007 and 2009. He was also driving without a license. Currently, he’s being held for immigration officials at the Marion County jail in Indianapolis.

Following the tragedy, the Colts released this statement on Twitter:

 

 

Turns Out, People at Saturday’s Women’s March Didn’t Really Know Why They Were Marching

On Saturday, the women marched again. Some wore pink hats , even though those are supposed to be insensitive to trans women – guess they didn’t get the memo? They were armed with signs supporting Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, pay equality and immigration. Others made fun of conservative women, called for the impeachment of Trump and his cabinet.

The Hulk went. Halsey read a poem about a friend who’d been raped and Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, shamed white women for not being a part of the “sisterhood” and praised black women for saving the country from itself.

And then they literally littered in DC (so much for loving the environment) by leaving all their signs in front of the White House.

But probably the funniest thing on the Internet today was from YouTuber Fleccas Talks who went down to one of the Women’s Marches and asked a few people exactly what they were marching for.

Most couldn’t answer. One guy said he hated conservatism and that Trump wasn’t qualified because he’d never been President before. (That’s every President we’ve ever had serving a first term in office.)

Another felt shame for being a white male. Some women wanted to kill both Trump and Pence. Others were unhappy because he’s “repealed stuff.”

Pure brilliance right there! For a lot of laughs, check out the video below. (Thankfully he also talked to a few sane people who were out there just to watch and actually seemed to have some smarts about them.)

-K

 

The Best Tweets on Trump’s “S—Hole” Comment

Yesterday during a White House meeting, President Trump may or may not have said “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” when discussing immigration policies affecting people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He possibly went on to later say “Why do we need more Haitians?” and “Take them out.”

There’s not really a good source for these quotes and in fact, many news outlets were referring to the source as “people familiar with the meeting.” CNN took the racial route, with Anderson Cooper saying the President specifically mentioned these countries because he doesn’t want more black people coming to the United States.

This morning, Trump tweeted this statement:

Of course, Twitter lit up in response to the alleged quotes and conservatives Ben Shapiro and Matt Walsh, both from the Daily Wire, had some of the best responses to offended and outraged liberals.

And on the liberal side:

 

#NeverTrump Warned You

Last night, the AP sent out this Tweet, igniting a firestorm between MAGAs and the #NeverTrump crowd.

The President was quick to respond that no deal had been reached and seemed to backpedal on his previous stance on DACA and illegal immigration.

This may make some of our readers mad, but honestly, I don’t know how anyone can support this President anymore. I was in the #NeverTrump crowd. I saw through his phony conservatism, doubted a wall would ever get built and cringed when the GOP actually nominated this trainwreck for President.

When November came around, I chose principle over party and voted for a third party candidate I knew probably wouldn’t win but wouldn’t make me feel like I was betraying every single conservative conviction I stood for. My state is a red state. I knew it would go to Donald Trump and my third party vote wouldn’t matter in the grand scheme of things but I refused to cave to a candidate simply because “he’s not Hillary.” An R next to your name does not make you a conservative and I wasn’t about to eagerly hand my vote over to a GOP candidate that was poised to take the party even further from the principles it was founded on.

Well you know what? #NeverTrump was right. Matt Walsh wrote a great Facebook post this morning, highlighting how Trump has completely abandoned his campaign promises and selling out his base supporters. I couldn’t agree more.

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Planned Parenthood is still funded. Obamacare still exists.  The wall will likely never get built.

MAGA people, it’s time stop drinking the Kool-Aid and realize you screwed up big time.

-K