On the Border Wall, Democrats Undergo a Frontier Flip-flop

President Donald J. Trump announced Tuesday that he will deploy U.S. troops to reinforce America's "border" with Mexico. Democrats were not amused."We don't need to turn our border communities into militarized zones," said Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas. His colleague Ruben Gallego of Arizona declared that the armed forces should not "stand guard against dangers that exist only in President Trump's fevered imagination."That fever also must have struck Trump's predecessor."President Obama will deploy 1,200 National Guard troops and request an extra $500 million to secure the Mexican border," the Washington Post reported on May 26, 2010. "The initiative echoes 2006's Operation Jump Start, in which President George W. Bush devoted 6,000 guardsmen to a two-year commitment in support of the Border Patrol."  Continue reading...

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