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The complications of DACA plus Jim Acosta of CNN and Senator Flake of Arizona

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We will look at the complicated DACA debate…’s a lot more than Democrats and GOP……Jim Acosta of CNN……Senator Flake of Arizona……… other stories……….

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Source: The complications of DACA plus Jim Acosta of CNN and Senator Flake of Arizona 01/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Thursday’s video: DACA is more than Democrats vs GOP

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January 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Maybe Jim wants Rachel’s job

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The Jim Acosta Show, or the story of a journalist on a mission to argue with President Trump, took its act to the Roosevelt Room.

During a photo-op session with visiting President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Jim Acosta decided to make noise.  He started screaming questions about whether the president wants immigrants only from white countries.

It was too much, and Jim Acosta of CNN got thrown out:

President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions.

Acosta has made a habit of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and his surrogates are available to the media.  Tuesday was no exception, as Acosta yelled, “Mr. President[]” three times before finally getting Trump’s attention.


“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway?  Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway?  Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.

“I want them to come in from everywhere … everywhere.  Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir?  Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world … people of color[?]” Acosta shouted.

Trump then pointed directly at Acosta and simply said, “Out!”

Acosta then went out and said this is what happens in other countries.  Really, Jim?

Let me share a couple of thoughts about this silly man.

First, thank God that Jim Acosta never did this to President Obama.  His colleagues would have called him rude and obnoxious.

Second, maybe Jim Acosta wants to replace Rachel Maddow and do this every night.

Why not?  Rachel and Jim back to back on MSNBC!

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January 18, 2018 at 6:18 am

Does Lopez-Obrador really want to be president of Mexico?

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According to some of my Mexican friends, Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador, the man from the left, will be the next president of Mexico.

They tell me that he has great public support.

Frankly, I don’t know. I think that it is very hard to analyze Mexican public opinion.

Yet, my question is this:  Does Lopez-Obrador want to be President of Mexico? Does he want to become the most unpopular person in Mexico?

Let me give you a preview of the early days of a Lopez-Obrador’s presidency.

If elected in July, Mexico will have a summer of huge capital flight.   It will remind every one of August ’82 or November ’94.

By the fall and winter of 2018, the peso’s value will drop as Mexicans panic and take their money out of the country.

President LO will respond by saying that he is not as bad as his populism indicates. He will assure investors that his “populist words” were just campaign rhetoric intended to get votes rather than a reflection of how he will govern.

Foreign investors won’t buy it. Dollars will flow out of rather than into Mexico!

Mexicans won’t buy it either. There will be more and more people trying to cross the US-Mexico border.

With a de-facto peso devaluation and zero confidence from foreign investors, LO won’t have a lot of options to deal with Mexico’s problems.

So my advice to LO is this: Don’t win.

Let one of the other candidates govern Mexico.

I’m not suggesting that the other guys have all of the answers but they inspire more confidence.

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

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January 18, 2018 at 6:14 am

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