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Dem Senator: “Granny” will be “dragged out of her apartment” under Trump immigration policy

Dem Senator: “Granny” will be “dragged out of her apartment” under Trump immigration policy

Remember when Paul Ryan was going to push Granny off a cliff? Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) brings back Dem “Granny” strategy.

Poor granny! In 2012, Dems portrayed Paul Ryan pushing her over a cliff.

The Dems have now hauled granny back up, but only for purposes of having her dragged out of her apartment by ICE agents enforcing President Trump’s new deportation guidelines.

Interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN this morning, Dem Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island twice invoked the image, once speaking of “grandma” worrying “that somebody’s going to come up the stairs and pull her out of her apartment.” Later, Whitehouse fretted that the relationship of law enforcement with communities could be harmed because “somebody’s granny got dragged out of her apartment.”

Whitehouse has a history of scaremongering.

As Professor Jacobson noted back in 2011, Whitehouse, in a speech on the Senate floor, invoked the Nazi Kristallnacht and Southern lynchings to criticize opponents of President Obama’s health care plan.

History cautions us of the excesses to which these malignant, vindictive passions can ultimately lead. Tumbrels have rolled through taunting crowds. Broken glass has sparkled in darkened streets. Strange fruit has hung from Southern trees. Even this great institution of government that we share has cowered before a tail-gunner having secret lists. Those malignant movements rightly earned what Lord Acton called “the undying penalty which history has the power to inflict upon wrong.” …

And why? Why all this discord and discourtesy, all this unprecedented destructive action? They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist.

Here’s a clip from that speech, in which Whitehouse describes President Obama’s opponents as “birthers, fanatics, people running around in right-wing militias and Aryan support groups.”

Note: kudos to Cuomo for repeatedly making the case for those who support the deportation guidelines. For example, when Whitehouse first invoked granny being pulled out of her apartment, Cuomo said, “just to be clear, for the audience, there are a lot of people who are worried about grandma, and all of her nephews and nieces and grandkids who may be here committing crimes. That’s why they voted the way they did in the election.”

Note segundo: instead of imaginary grannies, how about a photo of a real person, Elián González, being dragged from his home and expelled to a Communist dictatorship, by order of President Bill Clinton and AG Janet Reno.

SHELDON WHITEHOUSE: I think they’re going to narrow and clarify who they’re really targeting so that grandma doesn’t worry that somebody’s going to come up the stairs and pull her out of her apartment.

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CHRIS CUOMO: Just to be clear for the audience, there are a lot of people who are worried about grandma, and all of her nephews and nieces and grandkids who may be here committing crimes. That’s why they voted the way they did in the election. You have a president who promised to do this, and now he’s delivering.

WHITEHOUSE: Yes, but it’s going to run up against all sorts of other things, like for instance the law-enforcement desire to have law enforcement priorities met. An attorney general or a chief of police who is running a significant gang investigation in a community does not want his relationship with that community, and his witness relationships disrupted because somebody’s granny got dragged out of her apartment.


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if granny is here illegally, then she *should* be dragged out of her apartment.

being an elderly criminal doesn’t change the fact that you’re a criminal.

    MattMusson in reply to redc1c4. | February 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    If Granny is selling Meth and illegally taking food stamps and using someone else’s SSN – she gets a free trip back home.

Since when has the illegal immigrant community cooperated with law enforcement? “Granny” broke the law. She made a choice and the consequences of that disobedience was known when she made that choice. Now that she is being held accountable for her choices and actions, it is typical Democrat illogic to hold those responsible for upholding our laws out as the ones in the wrong.

    Close The Fed in reply to 94Corvette. | February 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    So, Granny’s country of Mexico is so bad, she can’t bear to live where she lived most of her life?

    And we’re supposed to pay for her old age care and medical bills, and EBT card????

    So, the kids are off limits- “it wasn’t their fault” even if they have forged documents and aren’t really kids and we don’t really have any idea how long they’ve been here; and the adults are off limits and the old people are off limits. In other words, they want all the illegals here.

    Blah, blah, blah. Deport them all and don’t let the door them on the way out.

It should be highlighted often and loudly that the Democrats are on the side of criminals.


Later, Whitehouse fretted that the relationship of law enforcement with communities could be harmed because “somebody’s granny got dragged out of her apartment.”

No, what’s really got his panties in a bind is the fact that ‘somebody’s granny’ lost the election to Donald Trump.

If Hitler had never come to power, what would the democrats talk about? Say, weren’t the democrats in power when America was turning European Jews away? They turned away people for whom there was a real concern for their safety, but people who have snuck in to find work are hunky dory with them.

Then again with all the criminal activity the democrats have engaged in for the past eight years, maybe it just professional courtesy to overlook the illegals. Give’em hell John Kelly.

Nonsense. She’ll be asked politely to please pack her things so she can expatriate herself back to her country of origin. If she refuses, then drag her out.

if granny is not a citizen or valid visa holder then good.

Sheldon needs to be on the receiving end of some shaming.

    Milwaukee in reply to davod. | February 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    “Sheldon needs to be on the receiving end of some shaming.”

    Not going to happen. The leftist-marxist-democrats have poorly formed conscience and do not understand right or wrong. Cue Lord Voldemort “There is no such thing as good or evil, Harry. Just power and people too weak to use it.”

    They are shamed when they fail, but not by being evil. He is evil.

I guess they ran out of “it’s for the children” excuses.

You should see the scarey full page ad in the San Diego Union-Tribune, today:

Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans refuse to fix Obamacare, but their “TrumpCare” replacement includes a huge tax increase on worker’s healthcare.


Get the Facts:

Working Americans for Affordable Health Care
Don’t Tax our Health Care.


Amusing, no? Especially in light of the Supreme Court ruling that Obamacare is a tax? And that the tax portion of Obamacare has been rolled back, already?

    I’m glad I don’t give the LA Times south any money.. but wow. I looked at the site and this made me LOL: “Paul Ryan’s proposed taxes on employer-sponsored health insurance could make employers think twice about offering health care at all. We need to fix health care — not destroy it.” Not only did Obamacare tax employer-sponsored insurance (it’s even added to gross income on my W2 this year) but basically “taxed” individuals.

I’m not seeing a downside to this …

Senator Whitehouse apparently did not read the Implementation Memo (or the Executive Memo) since there are clear priorities listed.

And, if the local law enforcement wants to help in getting the illegal aliens out of the country, they can make agreements with CBP and ICE to do so.

Check out Section A, paragraph 3 of the implementation memo. It even mentions that there may be further finetuning of the priorities to drug trafficking and gang activity.

    amwick in reply to Liz. | February 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    One thing I have to admire about lawyers(many of them) is they read stuff, even the fine print.. but a Senator??? Adios Abuela.

      I started out as an auditor. My father was an attorney. So, I also read the fine print. Or I try to read it, depending on the font size.

    Old0311 in reply to Liz. | February 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Senator Whitehouse is way over his head competing with Sheila Jackson Lee for the dumbest person in Washington. Everything is bigger than life in Texas. We have the best football team, the prettiest girls, the best barbeque and the coldest beer. It’s little wonder that we can also have the dumbest woman in congress.

Let the dragging begin.

I wonder how people who have overstayed their visas will be impacted by this EO/IM? I assume that it is a lower priority.

If you failed to renew your student, tourist or work visa, would that be sufficient for deportation? I assume yes, but lower on the priority scale.

What if your visa had lapsed AND you commit a crime, does that increase your chances of deportation? I would assume yes, but again, lower on the priority scale.

Any immigration attorneys out there who can give an opinion on this issue?

Do you think that people with these visas are now checking the expiration date? I’ll just check my OK driver’s license and passport to be sure and I see that a trip to the tag agency is needed!

    Close The Fed in reply to Liz. | February 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    If my memory serves, the 9-11 terrorists were on those visas. They shouldn’t be a lower priority.

    Find them all, hire 50,000 new border agents, custom agents, whatever, and get them out!

      I concur that those people who overstay visas should be deported, but I am not sure if they are included as a priority. There are some references in the IM which I haven’t tracked back, so they might be.

      I suspect that the universities and companies will up their efforts to check the visa status and help those people to update and stay current.

      The overstays on people no longer studying or working as well as the lapsed tourist visas will be hard to track. I hope that a database will be available to states & local law enforcement officers so that if they commit a crime, they can be deported soon afterward.

Granny was dragged out of her apartment under Obama’s foreign policy of delegating responsibility from Libya to Iraq to Syria to Ukraine that forced global refugee crises. The optics didn’t seem to harm Obama et al.

Obamacare robbed “Granny” to pay for the care of people the Left behind, illegal aliens, and refugees of social justice. The optics didn’t seem to harm Democrats.

Citizens are the ones who matter. Citizens are the ones getting the short end of the stick while wackos like Whitehouse spew their phony compassion for people who have been allowed to break the law, because the feds failed to enforce the law. If enough illegals get deported then the rest of them will stop coming here. Federal incompetence allowed many of these people to be here for way too many years. They should not have ever been allowed to establish any sort of life here. Get them the flip out. No elected officials should place the well being of a law breaking foreign national above the rights, needs and wants of the American citizen.

buckeyeminuteman | February 22, 2017 at 2:50 pm

If granny jumped the border or overstayed her visa, then she should be worried.

I have always liked the house analogy when discussing illegal immigration.

The US is OUR house. Just the house that you live in is YOUR house. Suppose you went to work and when you returned home, you found another family had moved into your house. would you let them stay? Or, would you call the police and have them removed? The same holds true if you allowed a person to spend the weekend in your house and they refused to leave. Well, this is illegal immigration. People have moved into our house, without our permission, and are living there.

The argument that a person who entered or remained in the country illegally should not be subject to removal simply because they have committed no known crimes other than illegally entering and/or residing in this country, not realistic either. If a person is living, surreptitiously, in your basement and mows the grass, does the dishes and sweeps the carpets while you are at work does not give him a right to live there, eat your food, watch your TV, use your water and have his friends over for a party, without your permission.

Well, the legal residents of this country have spoken on whether they wish to allow anyone to sneak into this country and/or remain here. It is a resounding NO. So, those who have a vested interest in allowing unknown people to continue to live here are reduced to totally emotional arguments. It is truly pathetic to watch.