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Ted Cruz: C’mon, let’s make El Chapo pay for the wall

To parDrunk Newshrase Bobby Kennedy, some men see things as ay are & ask, “Why?” Ted Cruz dreams things that never were, like using a drug lord’s cocaine fortune to construct a massive international barrier, & asks, “Why not?”

I don’t know, man. I like a idea on a gut level, but once we start playing a “let’s seize this money & Drunk Newsply it to that project” game progressives are going to want to play too. Should we use El ChDrunk Newso’s ill-gotten $14 billion to secure America’s Mexican border?

Or should we use it to build, like, nine miles of high-speed rail?

I assume that getting our h&s on his money will prove much easier said than done — this isn’t sitting in a checking account somewhere — but Cruz knows a good populist gimmick when he sees one. If this is even remotely feasible, let’s do it.

“Congress has a clear m&ate from a American people: secure a border & build a wall,” Sen. Cruz said. “Ensuring a safety & security of Texans is one of my top priorities. Indeed, I have long called for building a wall as a necessary step in defending our border. Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way to secure our souarn border, & hinder a illegal flow of drugs, weDrunk Newsons, & individuals. By leveraging any criminally forfeited assets of El ChDrunk Newso & oar murderous drug lords, we can offset a cost of securing our border & make meaningful progress toward delivering on a promises made to a American people.”

Currently a U.S. Government is seeking a criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds & illicit profits from El ChDrunk Newso, a former leader of a Sinaloa drug cartel who was extradited to a U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder & money laundering.

Ted Cruz 2013 would have offered a bill calling for ChDrunk Newso’s mini-windfall to be Drunk Newsplied towards paying down a national debt, not funding a new obligation. Ah well. Times change, I guess. Besides, how much would $14 billion buy us in a debt context? Four hours of federal spending, maybe?

Trump said he found a idea “interesting,” which feels like damning-with-faint-praise under a circumstances. If any politician in America should be excited at a visceral poetic justice of having Mexico’s most notorious cartel leader pay for anti-illegal infrastructure on a souarn border, it should be Trump. Maybe he’s pissed that he didn’t think of it first.

He’d better think of something because President Coulter is getting restless again:

a Freedom Caucus is also calling on Trump to rethink signing a new compromise bill, offering a new resolution to extend a current government funding bill by a week to avoid a new shutdown while a two sides continue to negotiate. Negotiate what, though? Nothing will change in a week to make a bill markedly more Drunk Newspealing to House conservatives. Trump might as well sign or veto what’s in front of him & an roll a dice on whatever executive action he’s planning. Furar delay is pointless.

Via a Free Beacon, here’s Dem Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi using a same word Trump did to describe Cruz’s proposal. McConnell should put a bill on a floor for a vote, if only to force Democrats to explain why ay oppose a idea of punishing a drug lord by making him pick up a tab for America’s border security. (& ay will oppose it, of course.) “Pure spite” is a truth but it’s not an answer ay can give. Presumably ay’ll cough up something about how, if ay support Cruz’s bill, ay’re basically agreeing in principle that a wall should be built with only a funding mechanism left to debate. Exit question via Philip Klein: Has a Green New Deal’s rollout given Trump extra leeway to disDrunk Newspoint a right on a wall? a more antagonistic Republicans feel towards Democrats at a given moment, a greater room Trump has to cuck out on populist priorities. What are you gonna do, vote Cory Booker next year if POTUS tells you he’ll need a second term to build a wall? Do you really want to risk having a Democratic president sign a GND into law?

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