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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
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Ron Paul is right that we are wasting trillions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
-- Donald Trump



In Afghanistan, Trump Is Poised to Re-Escalate a Hopeless War
Barely anyone in the United States is paying attention.
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/05/trump-afghanistan-surge/526161/?utm_source=feed


When will we stop wasting our money on rebuilding Afghanistan? We must rebuild our country first.
-- Donald Trump



NBC News
Trump Weighs Sending as Many as 5,000 More Troops to Afghanistan
 by Hallie Jackson and Erik Ortiz
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-weighs-sending-many-5-000-more-troops-afghanistan-n756751

 The Trump administration is weighing a drastic change when it comes to Afghanistan: Whether to send as many as 5,000 more troops in the fight, a military official told NBC News.  Trump, however, is still deciding on a variety of options being presented to him by U.S. military leaders, senior administration officials told NBC News. The Washington Post first reported that the plan could involve an increase of at least 3,000 troops, with the U.S. asking other NATO nations to match. The U.S.'s force in Afghanistan currently totals about 8,400.

READ MORE
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-weighs-sending-many-5-000-more-troops-afghanistan-n756751


84% of US troops wounded & 70% of our brave men & women killed in Afghanistan have all come under Obama. Time to get out of there.
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2017, 08:47:23 am »
 

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Trump picks Al Capone of Vote Rigging
To investigate Federal Voter Fraud

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2017, 01:09:03 pm »
 

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White House erases Trump's call for a Muslim ban from website 'minutes' after reporter brings it up
By Andrew Cheetham on 9 May 2017
https://www.davidicke.com/category/275/political-manipulation


After the 9th circuit put a ban on the muslim ban, and everyone was pissed off about it ("It's NOT a muslim ban!!!")... I put a link to the campaign website on PPF, to show that indeed, it WAS a muslim ban - in Trump's own words, right there in full HD on his website.
That was a while ago...

So I'm just AMAZED that it hasn't been taken down until now.
Either someone on Trump's staff is a complete idiot, OR, they really didn't think it was relevant. Either way, idiocy.

I think it was a tweet... I'll see if I can find it.

Ok, here's one reference... can't find the tweet...

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2017/feb/03/donald-trumps-executive-order-muslim-ban/
"While campaigning for president days after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., Donald Trump called for
"a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States
until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on."


https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration



If you click that link today (https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration)
You get 404 - page not found.
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2017, 01:49:38 pm »
 

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It seems a new either/or paradigm has emerged in recent months.

I call it the anti-Trump-vs.-pro-Trump paradigm.

Anti-Trumpers (e.g. Keith Olbermann) have made a virtual religion out of demonizing Trump all day.

Pro-Trumpers have made a virtual religion out of erring in the opposite direction ("Trump has already over-delivered!" ... "I can't believe how good Trump is!").

IMHO, the truth lies between those two extremes.

On the one hand I think Trump does deserve credit for stopping the TPP (which is corporate fascism on steroids), and for providing some much-needed resistance to the deindustrialization agenda of the man-made global warming cult. And I'm frankly disgusted beyond words with the Democratic Party's McCarthyite-obsession with screaming "Russia!" whenever Trump so much as belches or scratches his ass.

On the other hand I think Trump deserves to be criticized for being more of the same when it comes to (a) the phony "War on Terrorism," (b) the drug war, (c) the prison-industrial complex, (d) our anti-labor/pro-land speculation tax system, and the poverty-in-the-midst-of-plenty-inducing gap between high rents and low wages it generates, (e) allowing private bankers to create our entire money supply out of nothing as an interest-bearing debt to themselves, and (f) using the crimes of the parasitic super-rich as an excuse to impose austerity measures on the poor.

Should he be demonized as though he were the anti-Christ?

No.

But he shouldn't be gushed or fawned over (or given more credit than he deserves), either.
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2017, 02:19:50 pm »
 

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I was listening to Lee Stranahan talking about what it means to "support Trump"... in his view (and I agree with him), 'support' means always being honest about what you think about Trump's actions. It does NOT mean syncophancy... agreeing with everything, no matter what. How does it help Trump, or anyone in power, if everyone tells him 'great job' when they don't think so, or when they're not willing to entertain the idea that this is a human being, and subject to human failings.

I find the polarization between pro-Trump and anti-Trump people stifles any dialogue... it's a stand-off.

Stranahan pointed out something that Steve Bannon said in his remarks at the CPAC meeting ... in effect, "you have to hold us accountable". That means being willing to be critical - and until pro-Trump syncophants become real Trump supporters, they're not actually supporting him at all, because EVERYTHING is ok all the time. And that's not helping Trump. Being loyal to a person has become more important than being loyal to the constitution and the American people.

As for anti-Trump, lefties, Antifa - that's the other end of the spectrum, and just as despicable. If people are only getting their information from the extremely biased MSM, then they are being fed on a 100% propaganda diet, and they don't actually think for themselves. The party of the left has disintegrated into a morass of screaming, crying and disgusted people, feeling as though they've 'lost' the election to the boogieman in red. They are as blind as the people on the right who, no matter what, rationalize even the most 'globalist' moves (and personnel selections) as "well, I trust Trump, no matter what".

The only people who are happy about the current state of affairs are the globalists. That's something to ponder.

BTW, Stranahan writes at http://www.thepopulist.us
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2017, 02:34:49 pm »
 

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On the one hand I think Trump does deserve credit for stopping the TPP (which is corporate fascism on steroids), and for providing some much-needed resistance to the deindustrialization agenda of the man-made global warming cult. And I'm frankly disgusted beyond words with the Democratic Party's McCarthyite-obsession with screaming "Russia!" whenever Trump so much as belches or scratches his ass.

I have to agree with GeoLib regarding Trump's positive accomplishments. Probably the main thing that disturbs me about the Trump administration right now is the willingness to reignite the drug war. During Trump's campaign, he said that he believes that marijuana is a "state's rights issue", which is a better stance than most republicans take on the issue. Then he wanted to appoint Sessions, and I became concerned. Now Sessions sent the memo out to condemn all the non-violent drug offenders to the harshest sentences available. Frankly, it just seems evil to sentence someone to several years behind bars just for having a substance -- ANY substance -- in his possession. It feels fundamentally wrong to me. I think that anyone using meth is making a terrible decision, but until they commit an act of violence while using that substance, it's really not my concern, and it's unfathomable to put him away just for having the stuff.

When we talk marijuana, it's a whole different ballgame. Then, he has a God-given plant on his person, which is known to have profound medicinal benefits. At that point, you're talking about locking people up for being unable to deal with pain, for wanting to try and cure their cancers, etc. That's truly evil. Anyway, I'm ranting. Sorry.
 

Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2017, 10:40:58 am »
 

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When we talk marijuana, it's a whole different ballgame. Then, he has a God-given plant on his person, which is known to have profound medicinal benefits. At that point, you're talking about locking people up for being unable to deal with pain, for wanting to try and cure their cancers, etc. That's truly evil. Anyway, I'm ranting. Sorry.

You are not alone in your analysis Sparky :

Advocates Worry Trump Admin. Planning Fresh Attack on Medical Marijuana
Mark Swanson
15 May 2017
https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/trump-sessions-marijuana/2017/05/15/id/790150/
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2017, 08:48:58 am »
 

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It seems a new either/or paradigm has emerged in recent months.

I call it the anti-Trump-vs.-pro-Trump paradigm.

Anti-Trumpers (e.g. Keith Olbermann) have made a virtual religion out of demonizing Trump all day.

Pro-Trumpers have made a virtual religion out of erring in the opposite direction ("Trump has already over-delivered!" ... "I can't believe how good Trump is!").

IMHO, the truth lies between those two extremes.

On the one hand I think Trump does deserve credit for stopping the TPP (which is corporate fascism on steroids), and for providing some much-needed resistance to the deindustrialization agenda of the man-made global warming cult. And I'm frankly disgusted beyond words with the Democratic Party's McCarthyite-obsession with screaming "Russia!" whenever Trump so much as belches or scratches his ass.

On the other hand I think Trump deserves to be criticized for being more of the same when it comes to (a) the phony "War on Terrorism," (b) the drug war, (c) the prison-industrial complex, (d) our anti-labor/pro-land speculation tax system, and the poverty-in-the-midst-of-plenty-inducing gap between high rents and low wages it generates, (e) allowing private bankers to create our entire money supply out of nothing as an interest-bearing debt to themselves, and (f) using the crimes of the parasitic super-rich as an excuse to impose austerity measures on the poor.

Should he be demonized as though he were the anti-Christ?

No.

But he shouldn't be gushed or fawned over (or given more credit than he deserves), either.


Which is why I started this Mysterious Thread - Beware of False Prophets

Another thing that has been "deleted" from the narrative : “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2017, 05:48:53 am »
 

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2017, 05:57:48 pm »
 

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This is from an article in 2012. For someone that wanted to ban all muslims from entering the US, Das Troumph is in the belly of the beast... a 350 billion dollar arms deal? C'mon now, what good can come of this? Erradicating ISIS or blatantly funding them now? Another brilliant dupe bought and paid for at the expense of the people. War machine jobs at home isn't "Making America Great Again" it's just fueling the endless and bullshit GWOT....

As many churches as he’s been a part of, it seems that Trump isn’t really all that tolerant of other religions. He said of Muslims and the Koran:

"There‘s a lot of hatred there that’s someplace. Now I don‘t know if that’s from the Koran. I don‘t know if that’s from someplace else but there‘s tremendous hatred out there that I’ve never seen anything like it. So, you have two views. You have the view that the Koran is all about love and then you have the view that the Koran is, that there’s a lot of hate in the Koran."

He’s also said:

"Unfortunately, at this moment in time, there is a Muslim problem in the world."


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I wonder if he would've done a sword dance back then? He is the epitome of hypocrisy in my book but he still has his fan-base. The generals have won again.




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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2017, 07:12:39 pm »
 

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Get ready for tens of millions to die in America:

Trump is Coming for Your Social Security! (w/Guest Alex Lawson)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myPjaKduImM&feature=youtu.be

After you watch that video, take a guess what 20 years or so of martial law drills were for.

 

Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2017, 11:26:22 am »
 

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Need I say any more ?

Remind yourself what he actually said on 9/11.

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2017, 04:37:05 am »
 

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2017, 05:38:52 am »
 

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #64 on: Jun 05, 2017, 07:09:41 am »
 

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CFR Members And Bilderberg Attendees Appointed By Donald Trump (Taken from the CFR membership and Bilderberg participant lists)

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3582/CFR-Members-Appointed-By-Donald-Trump-Taken-from-the-CFR-membership-lists.aspx

Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation (CFR individual member)

Jay Clayton, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (CFR corporate member)

Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council (CFR corporate member)

Jamie Dimon, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member)

Jim Donovan, Deputy Treasury Secretary (CFR corporate member)

Larry Fink, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member)

Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice (individual CFR member)

Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, National Security Advisor (declined appointment) (CFR corporate member)

Kevin Hassett, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CFR fellow traveler)

Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson IV, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (individual CFR member)

Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative (individual CFR member)

James Mattis, Secretary of Defense (Bilderberg attendee)

K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser (individual CFR member)

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (CFR corporate member)

Army Lt. General Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster, National Security Advisor (individual CFR member)

Jim McNerney, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member)

Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury (CFR corporate member)

Indra Nooyi, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member, Bilderberg attendee)

Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy (Bilderberg attendee)

Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy (CFR corporate member)

Ginni Rometty, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member)

Stephen Schwarzman, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member)

Patrick Shanahan, Deputy Secretary of Defense (CFR corporate member)

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State (CFR corporate member)

Jack Welch, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum (CFR corporate member)

Heather Ann Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force (individual CFR member)
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #65 on: Jun 05, 2017, 09:36:43 am »
 

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If Trump was really opposed to the "deep state" he would allow a light to see shined on the torture that took place during the Bush and Obama administrations.


http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-cia-torture-idUSL1N1IZ13C


Trump administration moves to keep full CIA 'torture' report secret

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has begun returning to Congress copies of a voluminous 2014 report describing the CIA's harsh detention and interrogation programs, a U.S. official said on Friday.

The Trump administration's move means it could be more difficult for the full, 6,700-page report to be made public, because documents held by Congress are exempt from laws requiring government records to eventually be made public.

The White House made the move in response to requests by Sen. Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee's current Republican chairman, the official said.


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat who chaired the committee when the report was produced, had asked that it be distributed to multiple executive branch agencies, a move designed to make it eventually releasable to the public under the Freedom of Information Act law.

A declassified executive summary of the report was made public in December 2014. It concluded that the CIA's interrogation programs, using techniques such as waterboarding that most observers consider torture, were more brutal and less effective than the CIA had told policymakers.

The report said that not a single terrorist attack was foiled as a result of the use of harsh interrogation techniques.
 

Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #66 on: Jun 05, 2017, 04:42:14 pm »
 

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I have to agree with GeoLib regarding Trump's positive accomplishments. Probably the main thing that disturbs me about the Trump administration right now is the willingness to reignite the drug war. During Trump's campaign, he said that he believes that marijuana is a "state's rights issue", which is a better stance than most republicans take on the issue. Then he wanted to appoint Sessions, and I became concerned. Now Sessions sent the memo out to condemn all the non-violent drug offenders to the harshest sentences available. Frankly, it just seems evil to sentence someone to several years behind bars just for having a substance -- ANY substance -- in his possession. It feels fundamentally wrong to me. I think that anyone using meth is making a terrible decision, but until they commit an act of violence while using that substance, it's really not my concern, and it's unfathomable to put him away just for having the stuff.

When we talk marijuana, it's a whole different ballgame. Then, he has a God-given plant on his person, which is known to have profound medicinal benefits. At that point, you're talking about locking people up for being unable to deal with pain, for wanting to try and cure their cancers, etc. That's truly evil. Anyway, I'm ranting. Sorry.

Just so you know, Trump did NOT stop TPP.  This is yet another psyop by both the Trump / Kissinger operation and the corporate media.  As I have documented in spades, the TPP was dead in it's tracks in 2015.  The same goes with the Paris climate brouhaha.

TPP was dead because the auto sector was going to get the shaft, which is why (as the Obama administration said) NAFTA has to be renegotiated.  Paris is simply a marketing campaign for the 'UN Agenda 2030'.  Which (Paris climate tyranny), as one astute member of this board pointed out,  is being implemented 'everywhere; on a 'local level'.    So, once again Trump stopped nothing. 

So, as the thread is titled, you've been 'delphied'.
We got the population brain washed, all in a state of shock.  If you become aware well, we don't particularly care because we have the psy-op industrial complex.
 

Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #67 on: Jun 08, 2017, 06:51:49 am »
 

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A comic break in the thread, from Jonathan Pie

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #69 on: Jun 10, 2017, 07:04:48 am »
 

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How can you drain the swamp when you refuse to release documents from the previous administration that show an coordinated operation to arm Mexican cartels. 

*New* Fast and Furious secrets from government emails

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #70 on: Jun 12, 2017, 08:19:32 am »
 

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The Worst of Donald Trump’s Toxic Agenda Is Lying in Wait – A Major U.S. Crisis Will Unleash It

https://theintercept.com/2017/06/10/the-worst-of-donald-trumps-toxic-agenda-is-lying-in-wait-a-major-u-s-crisis-will-unleash-it/

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A Terror Shock

Recent terror attacks in London, Manchester, and Paris provide some broad hints about how the administration would try to exploit a large-scale attack that took place on U.S. soil or against U.S. infrastructure abroad. After the horrific Manchester bombing last month, the governing Conservatives launched a fierce campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party for suggesting that the failed “war on terror” is part of what is fueling such acts, calling any such suggestion “monstrous” (a clear echo of the “with us or with the terrorists” rhetoric that descended after September 11, 2001). For his part, Trump rushed to link the attack to the “thousands and thousands of people pouring into our various countries” — never mind that the bomber, Salman Abedi, was born in the U.K.

Similarly, in the immediate aftermath of the Westminster terror attacks in London in March 2017, when a driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, deliberately killing four people and injuring dozens more, the Conservative government wasted no time declaring that any expectation of privacy in digital communications was now a threat to national security. Home Secretary Amber Rudd went on the BBC and declared the end-to-end encryption provided by programs like WhatsApp to be “completely unacceptable.” And she said that they were meeting with the large tech firms “to ask them to work with us” on providing backdoor access to these platforms. She made an even stronger call to crack down on internet privacy after the London Bridge attack.

More worrying, in 2015, after the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, the government of François Hollande declared a “state of emergency” that banned political protests. I was in France a week after those horrific events and it was striking that, although the attackers had targeted a concert, a football stadium, restaurants, and other emblems of daily Parisian life, it was only outdoor political activity that was not permitted. Large concerts, Christmas markets, and sporting events — the sorts of places that were likely targets for further attacks — were all free to carry on as usual. In the months that followed, the state-of-emergency decree was extended again and again until it had been in place for well over a year. It is currently set to remain in effect until at least July 2017. In France, state-of-emergency is the new normal.

This took place under a center-left government in a country with a long tradition of disruptive strikes and protests. One would have to be naive to imagine that Donald Trump and Mike Pence wouldn’t immediately seize on any attack in the United States to go much further down that same road. In all likelihood they would do it swiftly, by declaring protests and strikes that block roads and airports (the kind that responded to the Muslim travel ban) a threat to “national security.” Protest organizers would be targeted with surveillance, arrests, and imprisonment.
 

Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #71 on: Jun 12, 2017, 11:30:07 am »
 

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Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Reply #72 on: Jun 12, 2017, 06:16:06 pm »
 

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This was fairly below the radar - lets revisit Alex Acosta...

Let's begin with an article from 14 years ago:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/207427/tale-two-nominees-jim-boulet-jr

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A Tale of Two Nominees

by JIM BOULET JR.
Why do Estrada opponents adore Acosta?

July 8, 2003 11:00 AM Why do Estrada opponents adore Acosta? Two Hispanic men of achievement have been suggested for high office by the Bush administration. You have undoubtedly heard of Miguel Estrada, a Bush judicial nominee who is the victim of a filibuster by Senate Democrats. You may soon hear of R. Alexander Acosta, whose prospective nomination as assistant attorney general for civil rights has provoked praise from the same foes of official English who oppose Estrada.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), while tepid regarding the Estrada nomination, is red hot in its support for Acosta because: During his tenure at DOJ, Mr. Acosta played a pivotal role in the Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) Guidance enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which requires recipients of federal financial assistance to provide language assistance to LEP persons. The Justice Department’s own press release on Acosta also refers to an award to Acosta from the “Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund.”

The group’s actual name, according to the Associated Press is the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF). MALDEF is strongly opposed to the Estrada nomination. MALDEF gave Acosta its “Excellence in Government Service Award” this year “for his work on language minority issues, including initiatives on language access to government-funded services” (emphasis added). The language “initiatives” commended by MALDEF are all tied to Clinton Executive Order 13166. E.O. 13166 requires all recipients of federal funds to function in Spanish, or any other language in the world, upon demand.

So-called “Hispanic-rights groups” see nothing wrong with making Spanish coequal with English in the United States, even if the people those groups claim to represent are busy learning English. Obviously, winning an endorsement from an anti-English group like the NCLR as well as an award from MALDEF does not constitute infallible proof that Acosta is himself anti-English. Friends of mine assure me that Acosta was personally opposed to many of the anti-English policies he acted to strengthen. Or they say that Acosta was merely doing the bidding of his superiors. All of those things could well be true. And therein lies the problem.

As a rule, when a Democratic president makes a “historic first” nomination, his people ensure the nominee is firmly one of them ideologically. When Republican presidents pick people as the “first woman this” or “first Hispanic that,” the nominee’s ideology seems an afterthought at best. Accordingly, liberals get Janet Reno while conservatives get Sandra Day O’Connor. And the records of “stealth conservatives” like David Souter are not encouraging.

If MALDEF and NCLR are proven right about Acosta — and their track record says they will be — he is the wrong choice on both political and policy grounds. To appoint a supporter of E.O. 13166 like Acosta as the chief law-enforcement officer for Clinton’s misguided language policy will ensure that all the expensive fallout from Clinton’s linguistic pandering lands at the doorstep of President George W. Bush. This is dreadful politics. E.O. 13166 is also simply awful policy. It says to every immigrant: “don’t bother to learn English. We’ll tell you everything you need to know.” That is not the American way that, for over 200 years, turned millions of immigrants into proud, productive American citizens.

If the Bush administration is determined to name the first Hispanic to the post of assistant attorney general for civil rights, there are undoubtedly plenty of distinguished Hispanic lawyers who agree with Linda Chavez’s thinking about E.O. 13166. Such a nominee would ensure a sound language policy for the Bush administration. As Morton Blackwell has taught generations of conservatives, “sound doctrine is sound politics.” He’s right. — Jim Boulet Jr. is executive director of English First.

Got duped by Bush, just like you're getting duped by Trump: 

Bush Amnesty Plan Raises Immigration Concerns Published January 08, 2004
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2004/01/08/bush-amnesty-plan-raises-immigration-concerns.html

Bush calls for changes on illegal workers New system 'more compassionate' Thursday, January 8, 2004
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/07/bush.immigration/

http://hagcoalition.freehosting.net/
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In a recent event in Los Angeles with La Raza and MALDEF, the Republican Presidential candiadte, George W. Bush had indicated that he was not for no[/i] amnesty legislation for illegal immigrants.

^ See that?  Double negative right there.

Fast forward to 2007:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/006547.html

Hillary Clinton picks National Council of La Raza's Raul Yzaguirre to co-chair
Posted Thu, Apr 4, 2007 at 10:08 am

"Hillary Clinton has selected Raul Yzaguirre - former president of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") - as the co-chair of her presidential campaign. He'll head up her "outreach" to Hispanics. In actual fact, he'll help her even more strongly support illegal immigration, as Yzaguirre's history shows.

NCLR is a considered-mainstream group that has links to and funds extremists. Last year, Karl Rove spoke at their convention.

Yzaguirre says:

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Hillary Clinton has spent more than three decades advocating on behalf of those who are invisible in America... Not only is she the most experienced and qualified candidate to be president, Senator Clinton has the ability to bring people together to get results and move this country forward.

In 2001 he was named to Sears' board of directors, and he also supported legalization for all illegal aliens:


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Whatever law will be passed must apply to everyone equally... I think we're talking millions, otherwise I don't think we have something we would be interested in.

And:

https://web.archive.org/web/20060602021611/http://cis.org/articles/2006/mskoped040606.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20060621021623/http://www.freerepublic.com:80/forum/a3b725eff3a59.htm

"In 2001, the National Council of La Raza, conducted focus groups to see what the (American) public thought of the word "amnesty." Raul Yzaguirre, president of the group at the time, told the Dallas Morning News that as a result of the focus groups he advised Mexican President Vicente Fox never to use the word, instead referring to "regularization" or "legalization." Other euphemisms that have been developed are "normalization," "permanence," "earned adjustment," and "phased-in access to earned regularization."

And:  http://www.cairco.org/projects/first-data-2004/brutal-attack

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In March [2004], First Data/Western Union set up a $10 million "Empowerment Fund" to be used for Latino and pro-immigration causes. Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"); Sal Gomez, Chairman the Denver Hispanic Chamber Gomez; and Robert de Posada, President of the Latino Coalition, were appointed by First Data to the Fund's Advisory Board. The Empowerment Fund is separate and in addition to charitable donations totaling about $5.5 million that First Data made as part of settlements of the class-action lawsuits.

In this interesting 2001 Crossfire show [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0109/07/cf.00.html  "Should the President Grant Amnesty to Mexicans Working Illegally in the U.S.?"  Aired September 7, 2001 - 19:30 ET] he took umbrage at calling illegal aliens "illegal", sounded like a cheap labor pimp, refused to answer a question about what Mexico would do if millions tried to come across their southern border, and on and on

He spoke out against the 2004 Temecula raids:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/jul/20/20040720-115825-5216r/

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Last month, La Raza President Raul Yzaguirre called on the Bush administration to order an end to the Border Patrol's arrest of illegals in several inland Southern California communities, saying sweeps by a 12-member task force were "a clear assault on civil rights in an area with a sizable Latino population.

In 2005 he was named "part-time presidential professor of practice in community development and civil rights" in the Arizona State University College of Public Programs.  http://www.vdare.com/posts/vdarecom-011805-blog-articles

In 2003 the NCLR sued the Justice Department:  http://www.govexec.com/defense/2003/12/immigrant-advocates-sue-justice-over-crime-database/15635/

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[The National Council of La Raza and others] allege that the Justice Department and the FBI have unlawfully entered information on civil immigration violations into a federal criminal database, the National Crime Information Center, which state and local police access millions of times each day to probe the background of everyone from individuals suspected of crimes to people caught violating traffic regulations... "Co-opting state and local police to make immigration arrests undermines public safety and encourages racial profiling," said Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza.

From March of this year we learn that in addition to Yzaguirre, Hillary has hired Jose Villarreal, "a former aide to Bill Clinton and a fundraiser for John Kerry in 2004".  http://www.salon.com/2007/03/15/richardson_money/

In 2004 he appeared at a demonstration in support of the anti-American DREAM Act.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040803111741/http://www.mtv.com/chooseorlose/headlines/news.jhtml?id=1486499

From 2004's "Democrats' Forked Tongue on Health Care, National Security" discussing
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...The Republicans' sweep to victory in the presidential and congressional elections on November 2, creates an opportunity to repeal Clinton-era Executive Order 13166, which declared that all recipients of federal funds must provide translation services into any language anyone speaks at any time... Bush Administration appointee, Assistant Atty. Gen. Alex Acosta, has continued Clinton's language policy. Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza has said that Acosta "played a pivotal role" in the continued enforcement of E.O. 13166.

From 2004's "Democrats' Forked Tongue on Health Care, National Security" discussing (link is dead, no archive:  http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3827/is_200411/ai_n9470604)
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...The Republicans' sweep to victory in the presidential and congressional elections on November 2, creates an opportunity to repeal Clinton-era Executive Order 13166, which declared that all recipients of federal funds must provide translation services into any language anyone speaks at any time... Bush Administration appointee, Assistant Atty. Gen. Alex Acosta, has continued Clinton's language policy. Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza has said that Acosta "played a pivotal role" in the continued enforcement of E.O. 13166.
UPDATE: Here's an article with a little more on him."
Hillary's Open Borders Disgrace By: John Perazzo FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, April 23, 2007
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26223

Just to keep you on track here, lets step back again this time to 2003:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-108shrg91833/pdf/CHRG-108shrg91833.pdf


Excerpts from:  https://archive.org/stream/gov.gpo.fdsys.CHRG-108shrg91833/CHRG-108shrg91833_djvu.txt
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The list of groups supporting Mr. Acosta’s nomination include the following: the National Council of La Raza, the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, the Hispanic Bar Association, the Arab American Institute, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Fraternal Order of Police, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. That is a diverse group of entities and organizations, and indeed Mr. Acosta was recently awarded the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund 2003 Excellence in Government Award.

The National Council of La Raza, one of the groups endorsing Mr. Acosta, calls him “a bridge-builder, not only with the Latino
community but with other ethnic and racial groups.” The endorsement goes on to say, “We may not agree with everything that Mr.
Acosta has done or will do, but we are certain that he is someone who will listen and act in a fair manner.”

...Similarly, the National Council of La Raza has stated, “Mr. Acosta has proven himself to be a bridge-builder, not only with the Latino community but with other ethnic and racial groups.” That has been said before, but I thought it needed to be re-emphasized.

Fast forward under the current "America First!" "President":

Warning: Trump labor nominee Acosta supported by La Raza & MALDEF
https://www.alipac.us/f8/warning-trump-labor-nominee-acosta-supported-la-raza-maldef-343732/

8 page thread:  New Labor Secretary Pick (La Raza, MALDEF) - R. Alexander Acosta
https://www.alipac.us/f9/new-labor-secretary-pick-la-raza-maldef-r-alexander-acosta-343715/
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Note:  See actual below links for many embedded links within the articles (too many for me to repost here):

http://www.independentsentinel.com/uh-oh-nominee-labor-secretary-alex-acosta-rings-amnesty-alarm-bells/
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Uh Oh, Nominee for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Rings Amnesty Alarm Bells
By S. Noble - February 17, 2017

R. Alexander Acosta supports amnesty, very easy immigration, cheap labor, federal laws mandating diversity.

He became the second dean of the FIU Law in 2009. A native of Miami and first-generation lawyer, Dean Acosta earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

After serving as law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Dean Acosta practiced law at the firm of Kirkland & Ellis and taught law at the George Mason School of Law.

Currently, he is the dean of the Florida International University College of Law.

Dean Acosta has served in three presidentially-appointed, senate-confirmed positions. He was a member of the National Labor Relations Board, where he participated in or authored more than 125 opinions.

He went on to be the first Hispanic to hold the rank of Assistant Attorney General.  Dean Acosta served as the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Florida, and was the longest serving U.S. Attorney in the District since the 1970s.



Dean Acosta Advocated for Amnesty, Near-Open Borders

Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s replacement choice to run the Department of Labor, advocated for easier immigration and amnesty for people who previously had come to the United States illegally.

As Labor Secretary, his department would oversee workplace inspections and help set overall labor policies.

Ira Mehlman, the FAIR spokesman, said Acosta seems to view immigration through the same lens as Puzder. “He seems to also advocate for an unlimited, or virtually unlimited, flow of immigrant labor,” he said.

“He essentially advocates for amnesty for the basis for immigration reform. That kind of sounds like open borders,” Mehlman warned.

Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform – Amnesty

Acosta, who served on the National Labor Relations Board in the George W. Bush administration, expressed his views at a 2012 forum sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Network Conference. He called for “comprehensive immigration solutions” and lamented the failure of previous legislative efforts.

“Part of that means figuring out what we do with all the individuals that are already in our nation,” he said. “We need them here. They provide construction jobs. They provide agricultural jobs. We need to figure out a way to address that. We need to figure out a way to then have a pathway to further, future legal immigration. And if we don’t take it all at once, we’re not going to solve it. Because you can’t solve part of it without solving the other part.”

During the 2012 forum, Acosta told the story of a Haitian women who paid smugglers to come into the country and endured repeated rapes during the journey.

“The cost of illegal immigration is not simply exclusion, but it’s the abuse of those individuals that are looking to our nation as beacons of freedom, and so we need to take it on, we need to figure out a way to address illegal immigration and give everyone a pathway to get here legally, in a transparent way, and in a fair way,” he said.

View the video here.  https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4657200/alexander-acosta-immigration

William Gheen, founder of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said the views Acosta expressed at the 2012 forum are disturbing.

“It’s very clear that this guy is from the amnesty side of the aisle,” he said.  “It’s very unfortunate that someone like that would ever be considered for any position in the Trump administration.”

[INSERT, LET ME GUESS, IT'S NOT TRUMPS FAULT RIGHT, YOU KNOW THE GUY DIRECTLY APPOINTED BY TRUMP?  "PEOPLE KEEP GOING AGAINST TRUMPS AGENDA!"  NO DUMBASSES, TRUMP'S AGENDA IS TO DESTROY AMERICA JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER PUPPET PRESIDENT'S AGENDA WAS, DUH...]

Under current rules, the federal government annually provides work permits to roughly 1 million contract workers and Green Cards to roughly one million immigrants each year, just as four million young Americans join the workforce. The high level of immigration has been supported by the GOP’s business wing, including President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Recognized by Radical Groups

The very radical MALDEF,  gave Acosta its “Excellence in Government Service Award” in 2003 “for his work on language minority issues, including initiatives on language access to government-funded services”.

That’s – government-funded services.

The language “initiatives” commended by MALDEF are all tied to Clinton Executive Order 13166. E.O. 13166 requires multilingual federal services. All recipients of federal funds must function in Spanish, or any other language in the world, upon demand.

So-called “Hispanic-rights groups” see nothing wrong with making Spanish coequal with English in the United States, even if the people those groups claim to represent are busy learning English.

In 2008, MALDEF joined the George Soros-funded Media Matters and Center for American Progress in supporting the National Council of La Raza‘s “We Can Stop the Hate” campaign, which was designed to silence critics who raised alarms about mass illegal immigration into the United States and who opposed amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Acosta was endorsed in 2003 by the radical National Council of LaRaza when he was a prospective nominee for assistant attorney general for civil rights. The group, in 2003 testimony supporting Acosta’s bid to be an assistant attorney general, called him a “bridge-builder, not only with the Latino community but with other ethnic and racial groups.”

Acosta joined a bar association panel called the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities, which included the heads of the ACLU and of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The commission then produced a report which condemned public opposition to illegal immigration, saying:

The role of elected officials in furthering a discourse of antipathy towards immigrants, including out-of-status immigrants, often underlies these state legislative efforts, and arguably provides legitimacy to the increased hostility towards Latinos, and the marginalization of Latino communities. Apparent public support for these legislative efforts have made Latinos feel vulnerable and has also significantly impacted Latinos’ perceptions of fairness … the [2012 DACA mini-amnesty] policy does not grant any substantive right, and does not provide a long-term solution to the immigration system problems, which can only be addressed through appropriate immigration reform.

The report was titled “Latinos in the United States: Overcoming Legal Obstacles, Engaging in Civic Life.” The report cited support from several Latino radicals, including the president of the National Council of La Raza ethnic advocacy group. Acosta currently chairs the 11-member panel, which also includes the president of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a Latino advocacy group.

Acosta Supported Feds Ordering Pro-Diversity Laws

From 2003 to 2005, he was Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, where he supported lawsuits that imposed social diversity on cohesive American communities. His wins include a court decision ending a schoolroom ban on Islamic hijabs, and an anti-discrimination case which forced a community to permit housing for imported contract workers. His resume, posted at Harvard, explains.

In 2016, he advocated for cops to give Miranda warnings in the home languages of immigrant suspects who don’t speak English. He told NPR in August that there are many ways it can be done, such as through apps on iPhones, carry various translation cards and so on.

In 2011, he testified at a Senate hearing for policies that would treat Islam as if it were a religion which separates church and state, as does Christiniary and Judaism. He also defended Bush’s sympathetic outreach to Islamist political groups in the United States, Breitbart reported.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/trump-names-alexander-acosta-as-labor-pick/516987/
Trump's New Pick for Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta

Excerpt:

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Trump announced the appointment with an unusually brief, vague comment[/i] at the start of a White House press conference Thursday afternoon. Acosta was not present.

“He has had a tremendous career,” Trump said. “I’ve wished him the best, we just spoke. I think he’ll be a tremendous secretary of labor.”

Trump wasted little time in announcing Acosta’s appointment
, which came less than 24 hours after the withdrawal of Puzder, who is chief executive of the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. His nomination, already looking troubled, collapsed Wednesday when it became clear that too many Republicans refused to support his nomination. Trump did not make so much as a statement about Puzder’s departure.

In a statement, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce called Acosta “an outstanding choice for this cabinet position.

Immigration Hawks Sweat Trump Labor Pick
FIU President Alexander Acosta advocated for easier migration, amnesty for illegal aliens
by Brendan Kirby | Updated 17 Feb 2017 at 10:12 AM
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/immigration-hawks-express-trepidation-trump-labor-pick/

Who Is Alexander Acosta? Trump Labor Nominee Supports Amnesty, Cheap Foreign Labor
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/16/alexander-acosta-department-labor/

Trump’s Labor Nominee, Alexander Acosta, Is More Dangerous than You Think
Acosta might seem like a sober choice, but he embraces Trump's anti-labor agenda.

By Christopher D. Cook
https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-labor-nominee-alexander-acosta-is-more-dangerous-than-you-think/
 

Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
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https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/OFCCP-sign-on-letter-Acosta-Mulvaney.pdf


May 26, 2017
Secretary Alexander Acosta
US Department of Labor
2000 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210


John M. Mulvaney, Director
Office of Management and Budget
725 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20503


Dear Secretary Acosta and Director Mulvaney:


The undersigned organizations are writing to voice our strong opposition to the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is currently part of the Department of Labor, and transfer its functions to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This would impede the work of both the OFCCP and the EEOC as each have distinct missions and expertise, and would thereby undermine the civil rights protections that employers and workers have relied on for almost fifty years.


Whereas the EEOC seeks to remedy complaints of discrimination in employment, OFCCP more broadly oversees the employment practices of federal contractors, who are required to proactively monitor workplace diversity and pay equity, to make a meaningful effort to recruit qualified applicants from groups who are under-represented in their workplaces, and to break down barriers to equal opportunity for various disadvantaged groups, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a result of the different missions of the two agencies, they have developed different areas of expertise and use different enforcement approaches.


Federal contractors are appropriately held to these high standards of workplace fairness given that they are entrusted with taxpayer dollars. Transferring OFCCP’s extensive knowledge of the federal procurement process and responsibility for systemic review and analysis to the already resource-strapped EEOC is likely to result in a significant net reduction in federal commitment to ensuring that federal contractors promote equal employment opportunity on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or status as a protected veteran, significantly harming the countless individuals across the country for whom employment opportunities depend on these protections.


Across the board, organizations that work with these agencies, from civil and workers’ rights organizations, to business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Workplace Equality, have voiced their opposition to this shift in structure. There is a widespread consensus that OFCCP, as currently constituted, works for both employers and working people and performs a critical civil rights function that the EEOC is not well-suited to take on.


Briefly, here are a number of compelling reasons why the functions of OFCCP should not be transferred to EEOC.

First, eliminating OFCCP and transferring its authority to EEOC would jeopardize the uniquely important missions of each agency and weaken the federal government’s ability to effectively enforce our nation’s civil rights laws. OFCCP enforces rights beyond those that the EEOC enforces and its staff possesses extensive training and expertise in the procurement process that the EEOC staff does not have and would take years to develop.


It protects the rights of all active duty wartime veterans, oversees affirmative responsibilities contractors have for hiring qualified individuals with disabilities, enforces explicit protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and provides broad protections against retaliation for inquiring about compensation. The EEOC’s authority to protect against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, while well founded in case law, is the subject of ongoing litigation, which amplifies the importance of OFCCP’s role in protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers from discrimination.


Next, OFCCP does not just remedy individual instances of discrimination, but rather, works with contractors to ensure that they meet higher standards of fairness and opportunity with regard to their employment practices that comes with taxpayer dollars. When companies are awarded federal contracts, they not only agree to refrain from discrimination based on protected characteristics, they agree also to take affirmative steps to promote employment opportunities for individuals who are members of certain under-represented groups. OFCCP ensures that companies use a broad set of tools to help attract and find diverse applicant pools and its regulations require federal contractors to regularly review their hiring, pay and promotion practices to promote workplace diversity and pay equity. The EEOC enforces no such proactive requirement and it lacks the expertise in the federal procurement process that is central to OFCCP’s work and success.


Relatedly, OFCCP’s primary mission, unlike that of the EEOC, is to undertake systemic compliance reviews to identify hiring and wage discrimination and other forms of discrimination. Through its comprehensive compliance reviews, OFCCP compares the composition of the pool of applicants for a contractor’s open positions with the composition of the group who were hired, and the wages of employees of one race, sex, or national origin with those of employees of other groups. If those comparisons indicate possible unlawful discrimination, OFCCP further examines the contractor’s practices and works with the contractor to eliminate any discrimination identified. By contrast, the EEOC only has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination, and in conducting its investigation of any particular charge, cannot request data about matters not raised by the charge. In particular, because applicants and employees are unlikely to know the reason they weren’t hired or how their wages compare to their coworkers, EEOC pursues relatively few charges of hiring or wage discrimination.


Nor does the EEOC have the capacity to absorb OFCCP’s many unique functions, harming the EEOC's ability to fulfill its existing more expansive enforcement priorities. The EEOC has an extremely heavy workload and a well-known backlog of over 70,000 open yet unresolved cases.  OFCCP systemic, affirmative compliance responsibilities cover employers employing nearly a quarter of the civilian workforce. This is an extensive set of enforcement responsibilities that an already over-burdened and under-resourced EEOC, which has existing enforcement priorities that extend beyond the pool of employers OFCCP oversees, does not have the capacity to absorb,
especially in light of the draconian budget cuts contemplated by the Administration and Congress.


Finally, pursuant to longstanding working agreements, OFCCP and the EEOC already closely coordinate to avoid duplication of effort and promote efficiency between their operations. Thus, eliminating a vital civil rights enforcement agency with a unique mission to promote proactive workplace diversity efforts and pay equity isn’t about efficiency or saving money; it’s about making it more difficult for federal civil rights agencies to enforce the laws that promote equal opportunity and protect working people from discrimination.  For all these reasons, we strongly oppose any efforts to eliminate OFCCP and transfer its functions to the EEOC, as it is critical to maintain these two vital and distinct agencies. We welcome any questions you may have about this matter. You may direct all inquiries to Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center, emartin@nwlc.org.


Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.


Sincerely,
9to5, National Association of Working Women
A Better Balance
AFL-CIO
Alliance for Justice
American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Civil Liberties Union
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Foundation for the Blind
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Center for American Progress
Center for Community Change
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Communications Workers of America
Demos
Disability Power & Pride, Inc.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Economic Policy Institute
Epilepsy Foundation
Equal Pay Today!
Equal Rights Advocates
Family Values @ Work
Futures Without Violence
Human Rights Campaign
Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc.
Interfaith Worker Justice
Jewish Women International (JWI)
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Labor Project for Working Families
Lambda Legal
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Legal Aid at Work
Legal Voice
Main Street Alliance
Make It Work
Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund
NAACP
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
National Center for Law and Economic Justice
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza
National Council on Independent Living
National Disability Rights Network
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Education Association
National Employment Law Project
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
National Guestworker Alliance
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND)
National Organization for Women
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Urban League
National Women’s Law Center
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Oxfam America
Paralyzed Veterans of America
PolicyLink
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues
UltraViolet
United Spinal Association
The Voter Participation Center
Women Employed
Workplace Fairness
YWCA USA
Cc: Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/02/why-the-acosta-nomination-is-very-bad-news-for-conservatives.php
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WHY THE ACOSTA NOMINATION IS VERY BAD NEWS FOR CONSERVATIVES

When the left sinks a Trump appointee, or the appointee sinks himself, the left doesn’t necessarily win. The left wins only if the replacement is more appealing to it than the original guy.

Unfortunately, Alex Acosta, the replacement for Andrew Puzder at the Department of Labor, is vastly more appealing to the left than Puzder was. The Acosta selection represents a win for the left and a defeat for conservatives.

At first blush, this might seem an odd assertion. Acosta was a law clerk for the excellent Justice (then Judge) Alito. He was associated with two great conservative organizations — the Federalist Society and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He has the endorsement of Sen. Cruz, with whom he attended Harvard law School.

At the same time, though, Acosta has been praised by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and by several large unions. Of Acosta’s selection, Trumka gushed, “In one day, we’ve gone from a fast-food CEO who routinely violates labor law to a public servant with experience enforcing it.”

I put more weight in the reaction of the unionists than I do in Acosta’s conservative connections. Their enthusiasm is based on what Acosta did as a member of the National Labor Relations Board in the early 2000s. This seems more relevant than a clerkship years earlier, a friendship formed in law school, and organization memberships.

But the most relevant consideration is Acosta’s record in the Justice Department under President Bush, first as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division and then as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. Sources say his record is not conservative.

They say that during his time at DOJ, Acosta’s priority wasn’t the advancement of the administration’s policy goals. Rather, it was to stay on the good side of left-wing civil rights groups.

Acosta sought to accomplish this primarily by meeting their demands to bring certain kinds of cases and by not bringing cases the left didn’t like. But Acosta’s appeasement of the left seems to have gone further than that. I’m told that in crunch time during the 2004 election, he was more accommodating to the Democrats than to the Republicans on voting issues with the potential to influence the outcome.

Let’s explore these charges.

Acosta was in frequent contact with left-wing civil rights groups. If they complained that DOJ wasn’t bringing enough of a certain kind of case — say, discrimination claims based on disparate impact — his typical response would be to order the bringing of two or three such cases. According to my information, the facts were not important. What mattered was raising the number of the particular category of cases that civil rights activists had expressed interest in.

The Hispanic community had a strong interest in Executive Order 13166. Signed by President Clinton in August 2000, it requires federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP), and develop and implement a system to provide those service.

Acosta promised Latino organizations that he would issue favorable guidance for complying with the Order. When he encountered opposition in the Justice Department, Acosta said it was too late to oppose what he wanted because the White House had already signed off informally. Thus, the Justice Department signed off.

According to my information, the White House had not signed off. It’s possible that President Bush would have done so even without the Justice Department’s concurrence. But Acosta successfully manipulated the situation to increase the likelihood of White House approval.

Acosta was loath to bringing cases civil rights activists didn’t like. The best example is the voting rights lawsuit against Ike Brown, the notorious African-American political boss of Noxubee County.

Brown’s blatant violations of the Voting Rights Act are set forth in detail by a federal judge in this opinion. But the case that gave rise to the opinion probably wouldn’t have been brought if Acosta had had his way.

I’m told that Acosta did not want to bring the case because he considered it too controversial. He insisted that no action against Brown be brought until after the 2004 election. After the election, he still opposed bringing the case, but was thwarted when Civil Rights Division attorneys went over his head.

The result? A significant victory for DOJ and for voting rights.

Now, let’s turn to the 2004 election. Both sides in that bitter contest were deeply concerned about voting procedures. Republicans worried about voter fraud; Democrats worried about voter suppression.

As the enforcer of the Voting Rights Act, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division received many phone calls from civil rights groups and Democratic legislators on the one hand, and Republican legislators on the other. The legal issues raised were of vital partisan interest.

My information is that, as the election drew close, Acosta stopped taking calls from Republican Senators. However, he continued to take them from the likes of Patrick Leahy, Ted Kennedy, and John Conyers.

The pressure appears to have paid off. I’m told that Acosta was not supportive of the Bush position on the casting of provisional ballots in Ohio, a key matter in that battle ground state.

Naturally, Acosta’s stance in the 2004 election caused plenty of resentment among the political appointees in the Justice Department and within the Bush team generally. But Acosta had a golden ticket out of Main Justice. Alberto Gonzalez secured his appointment as United States Attorney for the Southern Florida.

Such was the bitterness among Bush loyalists that, according to my information, when Harriet Miers announced his appointment as U.S. attorney at a meeting of her White House counsel staff, some staffers protested vehemently. Miers had to tell them it was a done deal and that, in effect, they should cool it.

Why did Acosta behave the way he did at DOJ? Is he a liberal on the issues he dealt with or, having established good conservative credentials early in his career, was he trying to curry favor with the other side, perhaps in anticipation of a “confirmation moment” like the one that now has arrived?

It doesn’t matter. Either way, his service as Secretary of Labor would pose a large and obvious risk for conservatives.

The Department of Labor plays a key role in areas of major interest to conservatives, especially immigration, wage and hour law, and civil rights. The left had its way, and then some, under Tom Perez, President Obama’s Labor Secretary.

Conservatives were counting on the new Secretary to reverse the many excesses of the past eight years. Acosta’s history of determination not to upset the left strongly suggests that our expectations will be dashed.

On immigration, Acosta is a strong supporter of the kind of “comprehensive immigration reform” pushed by Sen. Marco Rubio and by Democrats. As PoliZette reports, he made this clear in remarks at a 2012 forum sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Network Conference.

Opponents of amnesty style reform are alarmed. Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation of American Immigration Reform, says that Acosta’s preferred policy “kind of sounds like open borders.” William Gheen, founder of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, says:

It’s very clear that this guy is from the amnesty side of the aisle. It’s very unfortunate that someone like that would ever be considered for any position in the Trump administration.

Gheen noted that Acosta has been backed in the past by the National Council of La Raza, a left-wing civil rights group. It endorsed him to head up the Civil Rights Division under President Bush. As discussed above, Acosta rewarded them.

Acosta’s confirmation is virtually assured. Republicans won’t block a Trump nominee, and Acosta’s record guarantees him sufficient support from Democrats.

It will be imperative that the White House watch Acosta carefully to make sure he undoes Tom Perez’s mischief and does none of his own. Unchecked, the Labor Department can undermine key elements of the Trump agenda.

It is also crucial that the new head of the Civil Rights Division be a strong conservative, one with demonstrably solid views on the entire range of issues the division deals with, and one who can be counted on to stand up to civil rights activists — both within and outside the department.
 

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May 26, 2017
Secretary Alexander Acosta
US Department of Labor
2000 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210


John M. Mulvaney, Director
Office of Management and Budget
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Washington, D.C. 20503


Dear Secretary Acosta and Director Mulvaney:


Trump was long selected to destroy the liberty / sovereignty movement, while fueling the pro-globalist agenda under FAKE left cover.
We got the population brain washed, all in a state of shock.  If you become aware well, we don't particularly care because we have the psy-op industrial complex.
 

 

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