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Gov. Jerry Brown taunts President Trump during DC visit

Gov. Jerry Brown taunts President Trump during DC visit

“Come down from Trump Tower” not likely to inspire approval for emergency and infrastructure funding.

California Governor Jerry Brown has adopted an interesting approach to requesting fiscal assistance from President Donald Trump.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that our governor formally requested emergency funding for the storm damage that occurred in the state, which included deterioration of the Oroville Dam that led to a public evacuation of the surrounding area. Brown is also struggling to find monies for his legacy project, the California high speed train, after the Trump administration halted a grant slated for its construction.

Brown traveled to Washington, a address these matters directly with various members of the Trump administration. A sensible approach to take in this sitation might have been to politely focus on areas of agreement with the President.

However, since this is Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, nonsense was the order of the day:

Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, taunted President Donald Trump, urging the president to “come down from Trump Tower” and calling the GOP health care replacement for Obamacare “fake,” at an event marking the law’s seventh anniversary on Wednesday.

“This is not about health care reform, this is about disease, death and suffering,” Brown said at the news conference featuring former Vice President Joe Biden and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “Mr Trump,” Brown challenged, “come down from Trump Tower and walk among the people and see the damage that this latest exercise in raw political power will wreck among the women, the men and the children of this country.”

“This is a dangerous bill,” Brown added. “It’s written by people who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.”

Meanwhile, our state is poised to make itself a “Sanctuary State”, which will make President Trump even less inclined to help. On Canto Talk this week, I talked about situation with Dawn Wildman, Director of the Coalition for Policy Reform and founder of the CA Tea Party Groups Coalition.

Wildman noted there were many legal, Latino citizens who were protesting the “Sanctuary State” bill, because it is their communities that are most at jeopardy by the criminals, drug-dealers, and gang members that take advantage of the status. However, the Democratic politicians in Sacramento are ignoring their pleas as they move forward with this insanity.

Between Brown’s taunts and Sacramento’s anti-Trump tactics, I suspect that the thing our governor will be bring back from this trip to the nation’s capital is memories.


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I wonder why the progressive fascists can get away with ignoring federal law which is suppose to be supreme for immigration issues. But actions of the states to enforce federal immigration law are prevented.

Can’t the federal government seek a court order to force the slave states to respect federal warrents?

    ConradCA: Can’t the federal government seek a court order to force the slave states to respect federal warrents?

    No. It’s called the anti-commandeering doctrine under the Tenth Amendment. While states can’t interfere with federal agents, they can’t be commandeered to enforce federal laws against their will. See Printz v. United States.

    Sorry. Misread your question. A federal judge can issue a warrant, however, an order by the immigration authority is not binding on the state.

    Milhouse in reply to ConradCA. | March 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    They do respect all warrants. I don’t know where you got the idea that they don’t. If ICE has a warrant to arrest someone, or to enter some premises, no sanctuary state, city, or village will stand in its way. Nor, for that matter, do they prevent ICE from arresting anyone without a warrant.

    What they will not do is help ICE in any way, either by informing on people they know to be here illegally, by lending ICE their resources to do its job, or by allowing ICE on their property without a warrant. This passive resistance is their constitutional right, guaranteed by the tenth amendment, and supporting it is far more important than upholding the immigration laws. To let the enforcement of a federal statute override a basic constitutional right of the states would be to to amputate a limb because of a sore.

Wait, where was his hired gun, Eric Holder? If he wanted to put the fear of God into President Trump, he should have had Holder at his side.

Well, if not the fear of God, maybe a case of terminal giggles.

    Old0311 in reply to rinardman. | March 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Eric was on a gun running trip to Mexico. California doesn’t pay enough for him to live high enough on the hog.

Another Voice | March 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Jerry Brown is the poster boy for “You Can’t Fix Stupid”
Even if he were to get every thing he wanted for the state he would before the end of the day, find a way to mis-appropriate the funds or use funds to buy another “pig in the poke” as is the Bullet Train. Jerry Brown has no understanding of the concept of basic “home maintenance” as he has failed his state by ignoring the first rule which is to take care of the roof in order to keep the rain out. Instead, he builds water fountains in the front yard. No amount of money will fix California as long as Jerry Brown and his ilk set the agenda.

    puhiawa in reply to Another Voice. | March 24, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    True story. My son and his GF were taking their first tour of the Capital building. Walking with them was an elderly black security guard. When they came to the portraits he pointed to the first Brown painting and then the second and said: That son of a bitch bankrupted us 20 years ago and he came back to do it again.
    Brown was elected by all the Californians that did not have to live thru the first disaster.

The tale of the frog and scorpion comes to mind.

Gov, moonbeam doesn’t seem to understand that the rest of the country isn’t like CA. If you insult someone in DC chances are that you have no chance of getting ANYTHING you are asking for. Companies are pouring out of CA because of idiots like him but he has a very steep learning curve.

Jerry may be dumb, but he’s not stupid. Could this trip be intended to be used as political ammunition for when the golden train explodes and the dams don’t get fixed?

“We could have done it all, if it wasn’t for that mean Trump in the White House and his dog. They are holding back OUR money! They have hated our beloved state forever and that’s why Mexican gangsters are running wild in our cities and we’re having to ration water…”

    redc1c4 in reply to georgfelis. | March 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Moonbeam was a mouth-breathing idiot when he was governor here the first time… now he’s a senile mouth-breathing idiot.

    either way, my Persian cat is smarter than he is, since my cat learns from his mistakes.

    Jerry the Jerk just doubles down on stupid every time.

    Another Voice in reply to georgfelis. | March 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    No, Not dumb, that would insult by donkey. Jerry Brown is S-T-U-P-I-D. Any moron has more sense than he has demonstrated in regards to his respect for spending other peoples MONEY and setting priorities when he does.

as a native of the People’s Republic, i say that President Trump needs to tell Moonbeam to forcibly insert sand into his rectal cavity until such time as he can defecate a glass bottle.

then cut every federal $$ possible to the state of #Failifornia, and every sub-unit thereof that declares itself a “sanctuary”, until such time as the idiots here s*ber up and stop coddling illegal aliens at the expense of American citizens and legal immigrants.

    Milhouse in reply to redc1c4. | March 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    “Every federal $$ possible” isn’t as much as you think it is, because the federal government can’t use funding as a weapon to punish states for exercising their tenth amendment rights, or to force them to do what it wants. Congress can make new funding conditional on cooperation with ICE, but it can’t retroactively attach such a condition to already-appropriated funding. It can cut existing funding by a small amount to “encourage” states to comply, but only so long as the cut is small enough that the state still has a meaningful choice.

      ronk in reply to Milhouse. | March 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      you mith want to re-think that, when the Carter admin want to make the speed limit 55 some states said no, an the admin told them they with hold federal highway funds, most states capitulated except one, and they upped the ante thill they did also.

        Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to ronk. | March 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm

        Likewise with mandatory seatbelt use laws “for our own good.”

        Milhouse in reply to ronk. | March 25, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Read South Dakota v Dole and you will see that I am exactly correct. The court made it clear that the reason it was upholding the funding cut in that case was because it was small enough that the state could easily afford it, and was therefore left with a meaningful choice whether to comply or not. If the cut had been big enough to compel compliance it would have been unconstitutional.

Cry me a river, Brown. The handouts stop now. We are tired of bailing out California.

Build your own damn train, repair your own dam you neglected for years because of your climate change delusions, fly your own damn weather satellite.