Dem House Rep. Judy Chu: Nevertheless She Persisted

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The first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress clapped back at a top White House aide’s defense of legislation aimed at curbing legal immigration on Wednesday. Stephen Miller, a policy aide to President Trump, was responding to a CNN reporter quoting lines about “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” from the poem “The New Colossus,” which is found on the Statue of Liberty.

“I don’t want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty lighting the world, it’s a symbol of liberty lighting the world. The poem you are referring to, which was added later, is not part of the original Statue of Liberty,” Miller said. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo of the Statue of Liberty, along with the slogan “nevertheless she persisted.”

  • Bertlay

    Miller has always been a douchebag. I have no idea why they think he’s a decent spokesperson.

    • bkmn

      Because CoS Kelly is a major bigot, just like Miller.

      • JCF

        I suspect you’re correct. ๐Ÿ™

        • bkmn

          That is why the deportations went from criminals to non-criminals so quickly under Kelly.

          • billbear1961

            It’s evil, and so is he.

          • bkmn

            the whole admin is evil billbear

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Find me someone in this administration who isn’t. -_-

  • billbear1961
  • bkmn

    Just saw that the DHS Inspector General said that Trump’s ICE/CBP staffing increase of 15,000 is not justified. Will be interesting to see where this goes.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Brilliant, a perfect rebuttal to the inept and wholly offensive tripe proffered by Baby Goebbels….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2833957c206bd552804c75fffc56b0044d46f20db098a336b8c4d490073598cf.jpg

    • Helen Damnationโ„ข

      Aieee, this is so troubling. Yet, not a joke, but factual.

      • Thorn Spike

        Fake factual.

    • Thorn Spike

      “…and will not be questioned.”

      Oh, really?

      • JCF

        That’s What The Nazi Said!

        • Grumpy Old Man

          Nazi says What?

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          • ChrisMorley
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      One of the ironies of this is that Miller himself is Jewish, and his parents were progressive Democrats in Santa Monica, California where he grew up. Miller reportedly got radicalized in high school after reading Wayne LaPierre’s book.

      • i hate thug supporting Jews almost as i hate those who support them while being black or queer. he reminds me of Ari. another Jew raised by liberal parents who had no idea they had raised such a sell-out.

    • Hank

      HE is a TRUE Quisling!!!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Kapo is another word for him.

    • kaydenpat

      He’s Jewish so it’s interesting how racist he comes off.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Contrary to myth, minorities can, quite often in fact, be just as racist, bigoted or whatever as the majority.

      • UrsusArctos

        See: Log Cabin Republicans. Self loathing comes in all flavors.

    • greenmanTN

      Not to indulge in paranoia, but I fear that is closer to the truth than we want to believe.

      More frightening than that is the people who see the news and think, “I wonder what the Kardashians are up to?” and change the channel.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        That’s not paranoia. As someone who dabbles in History as a hobby, the parallels of the Trump Administration, including its various tentacles, to the Reich of the 1930’s is more than a little coincidental. And yes, just like the people of the day, who were dazzled by displays of hyper nationalism and distractions such as the Olympics, the rallies and the shows put on at the behest of Goebbels, the American public seems eager to do the same. So no, you’re not paranoid, you’re tuned in to the reality that many refuse to see.

        • greenmanTN

          The reality is that more people will text or call for their favorite entertainer on America’s Got Talent than they will call their Congressman.

        • greenmanTN

          You’ve probably already read it, but if you haven’t “In The Garden Of Beasts,” about the last US Ambassador to Germany before WWII is excellent. The metaphor of the frog in a pan of water slowly heating up until it is cooked is entirely apt. It came about slowly, in increments, and by the time most people saw what was happening it was too late.

    • FAEN

      He’s a Jewish Nazi btw ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Well, a Kapo is a Kapo is a Kapo.

  • Henry Auvil

    Subtlety and quickness are so rare these days, it’s uplifting when they manage to squeak through the noise. Thanks, Judy Chu.

  • JT
  • billbear1961
  • Cuberly

    I’m patiently waiting for Kelly to do something. Seriously, this was messed up today. Miller doesn’t help Donnie in any way, except by courting the worst of the worst in his supporters. He flat out perpetuates white nationalist talking-points. He’s basically Richard Spencer, but in the WH.

    And the GOP, are they going to say anything? Hello Sen Flake, talk about the perfect opportunity to slap down some serious bullshit now’s the time to do it!

    • Joe in PA

      If it doesn’t relate to selling his book somehow…he won’t say a word. ๐Ÿ™

    • Adam King

      Sen. Flake is a Republican, which means, by definition, he doesn’t give a fuck.

  • Nice. And good to see the immediate push-back for Miller’s vile white nationalist rhetoric.

    I find myself hoping that every goddamned night, he wakes up covered with sweat as he has recurring nightmares of his daily multiple Atomic Wedgies from high school. Back when he’d only lost 3/4 of the hair he’s missing now.

  • Ninja0980

    Not so fun fact.
    Stephen Miller rose to fame due to the infamous Duke Lacrosse case, where he (sad to say) rightfully called out the folks willing to push aside the numerous red flags with their case.
    That is always his fallback point when he gets called out for the racist POS that he is.

  • billbear1961
  • Lazycrockett

    We can all go home, the internet has been won for the day.

    http://images.clipartpanda.com/gold-star-clipart-no-background-9TRKbd5Te.jpeg

  • Adam King

    Sometimes I forget how beautiful the Statue of Liberty is. She’s not just a symbol, she’s a work of art.

  • billbear1961
  • Cuberly

    OT: Didn’t pick up on this but it makes sense. Putin won’t criticize donnie directly.

    https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/892874420280115200

    • Cuberly
    • It makes perfect sense from a psychological standpoint. PERFECT sense.

      Vlad remains Donald’s man-crush. Meanwhile, Vlad’s direct reports rhetorically beat the shit out of Donald for failing to deliver on the single most important payment on the election quid pro quo.

      Meanwhile, Donald will go on believing his bestest Russian buddy will continue to protect him and keep trying to please and appease at all costs.

      • Cuberly

        Heh, donnie-boy can keep whistling past the graveyard. He still hasn’t said anything about Putty’s reaction.

        Though I bet they had to hog pile him to keep him from saying anything re; Medvedev’s (sp?) Farcebook post.

  • This thread dating back to April 18 and updated periodically is sheer hilarious genius:
    https://twitter.com/ZeddRebel/status/854443556865544193

  • this is why all of us should be working for and volunteering for candidates who are minorities. sexual minorities. racial minorities. ethnic minorities. religious minorities. sure, there are some fuckwad minorities like Cruz and some other ho-bags who sell out to the thug party. but for the most part?

    who is actually doing their jobs right now? who is actually introducing legislation about things like health care and employment equality and education? who is talking about the traitor and impeachment?

    mostly, minorities. while the old white men of congress chew their fingers and huff about how they can’t do anything, minority reps are taking the floor. speaking truth to power on the media. using social media to reach out to young people, people who aren’t normally considered reliable voters. people who are helpless but angry and want something done.

    yall know i was no big Obama fan, but i hope you can remember the massive numbers of new voters his elevation caused. Chu, Ted, Maxine, Brian… these are the sorts of people we want in congress, all the time. we can get there, by working hard for candidates who don’t look like every old, grumpy white guy who just happens to be mildly pro-choice and therefore ‘good enough.’ the trick is money, of course, and our community has lots. let’s all think long and hard about who gets some, in ’18.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • JCF

      Points!

    • pch1013

      Don’t give them any ideas!

    • Snarkaholic

      And insisting that Miss Liberty was actually raising her arm in a Nazi salute (before those damned liberals shoved a torch in her hand).

  • billbear1961
  • ByronK

    OT Who the hell is this Taylor Davis on Ari Melber and is she drunk?

  • justme
  • ohh myy

    Brava, Rep. Chu … Brava!!

  • JCF
  • That_Looks_Delicious

    This is interesting. Maybe Trump’s “base” isn’t really who they are pretending to be. Or else they are turning sour on him.

    https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/892802843270369281

    • Tomcat

      That would indicate some of them have changed their minds and since the percentage of supporters has not gone down by that much others, possibly those that are making a killing in the stock market have moved to be his supporters.

  • billbear1961

    We need that bastard’s financial records! We need secure elections! And we should be in the streets DEMANDING both!

    The Democrats should be in front of the cameras 24/7 denouncing Trump’s relentless lies, his obstruction of justice and his other attacks on the rule of law!

    They should be denouncing his henchmen’s CONSPIRACY TO COLLUDE with a hostile foreign power to subvert our elections!!

    They should not–NOT!!–be “doing a deal” with McConnell to hasten appointments to the courts of Trump’s far-right STOOGES!! What the FUCK is WRONG with the Democrats, for Christ’s SAKE?!

    Where ARE they most of the time?! They shouldn’t be waiting for Mueller to come to the rescue, to do all THEIR work FOR them!! They have a duty to DEFEND this republic and the rule of law from those out to undermine and destroy both!!

    They should be holding GOP feet to the FIRE for their refusal to hold Trump ACCOUNTABLE!!

    If a Democratic administration were lying, constantly changing their stories, and covering up like this GOP regime is, the Republicans AND the goddamned press would be BAYING FOR THEIR BLOOD!!

  • Mikey

    For years this has made me cry. It’s an ideal. It’s good. It’s hopeful.
    It was something that the rest of the world DID look to the United States to bring to life.
    Now, we will pick up the slack and give the US a chance to regain its right footing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzxHN5aOtZ4

    • Hank

      My mother’s family came from a town in south central Poland, after WWI. 2 Adults and 5 Children came through Rikers Island only speaking Yiddish. My grandfather was a tailor. Everyone of my cousins went to college and were all Professionals!!

      • sfbob

        Rikers’s Island? I think you meant Ellis Island.

        My forebears were a bit ahead of yours, in fact they entered through Castle Garden since they all arrived in the 1880s and Ellis Island didn’t open until 1892. All spoke Yiddish; some also spoke Russian and Polish. But none spoke English.

        • PeterC

          My German grandfather came to the US through Galveston, TX at the age of 17.

    • Cuberly

      Love that. In the movie it sort of comes from out of the blue, but it fits really well.

      I also like this, it’s so well done.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owpuu-TJ5v4

      • Mikey

        I’d have to hand in my gay credentials if I didn’t post this:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8gxezCBscA

        • Cuberly

          HA! Was wondering if someone was going to post that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Mikey

            how could I not! (it still chokes me up)

  • billbear1961

    What can WE do to thwart the Gestapo agents of ICE?!

    • TampaDink

      I wish that I knew.

  • Ken M

    This isn’t JMG news, or left wing highlights. This stuff is actually happening. This time it’s not being called Fake either. Ok, if he’s not lost it now, WTF does he have to do to prove himself unfit?

    • TampaDink

      Release his taxes. That would do the trick.

    • billbear1961

      He HAS proven himself unfit, repeatedly!

      There are just too many unwilling to DO anything about it–just as we have put up with right-wing LIES from their propaganda machine for a QUARTER OF A CENTURY without fighting back aggressively and relentlessly–neither the serious press NOR the Democrats do, leaving that vital work almost exclusively to COMEDIANS!!

      • Snarkaholic

        I don’t understand what the GOP Congress is waiting for…if they want to stack the courts, Pence(il dick) will be only too happy to oblige…and in broad daylight!

        • RoFaWh

          They’re all traitors to the ideals the US was founded on, putting as they do party and power ahead of their native land.

  • Talisman

    I wrote this a while back, think it’s appropriate for today’s news:

    …Give me your white, your rich,
    Your hetero males yearning to wed free,
    The moneyed gentry of your highest niche.
    Send these, the Christians, righteous, to me,

    • Snarkaholic

      I lift my hand to grope the nearest whore.

      • Manny Espinola

        I lower mine to grab the nearest p*ssy

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – My eyebrows are going to get stuck in the “stunned” position. A great day at the White House!ยฎ

    https://twitter.com/costareports/status/892874372956000256

    • TampaDink

      Since he “knows more” than the generals, he should just tell them how to win.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I interpret this as the generals trying to rein Trump in (besides Kelly’s changes and the sanctions bill Trump was forced to sign, McMaster also finally fired Ezra Cohen today, which Bannon and Kushner had prevented him from doing up until now), and Trump pushing back against the generals in that endearingly incoherent WTF way he has.

        • TampaDink

          The firing of Cohen will cause some angry tweets.

          • Cuberly

            Yep, the Ted Cruz-ish IranHawks will NOT be pleased.

          • TampaDink

            The likes of Rafael cannot be pleased, under any circumstances.

          • Cuberly

            Nope, they’re anxious for their end-times prophecies to kick in. Unless of course they get full political power, then for some reason gawd takes his finger off of the apocalypse count-down button.

          • TampaDink

            You nailed it. As long as their chosen party is in power, their awesome loving sky daddy is quite pleased with the human race.

          • Cuberly

            I forget which talibanjelical it was but he declared that since Donnie’s election we don’t have to worry about gawd turning away from the US to go to find a different “chosen” country. It was a snippet from a skeptics podcast I was listening to.

            Such fickle bastards.

          • TampaDink

            They are all fucking insane.

          • Cuberly

            They have so much $$ to make. Hell is on it’s way when Obama is in office. $$$ to make when donnie is in office because…..things….demons are working against him.

            It all comes down to $$ and attention.

          • TampaDink

            They go to great lengths to keep their faithful followers living in fear because it is easier to get them to part with their money that way.

          • geoffalnutt

            And the size of your weenus.

          • RoFaWh

            Such lying, mentally fucked up bastards.

    • billbear1961

      This IMBECILE is going to cause–IS causing–CHAOS!

      They’ve GOT to get RID of him!!

      • TampaDink

        He thrives on chaos, which is why I have slight hopes that his new chief of staff will piss him off by trying to reign him in.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Chaos is his environment. He swims in it, thrives in it. Jeb Bush was right. He was a chaos candidate and now he’s a chaos president. He will never change.

        • may all the gawds who don’t exist forgive me, but for the once and probably only time in my benighted life, i agree with (upsidedown !)Jeb!

        • billbear1961

          It’s unacceptable, and PEOPLE have got to STOP pretending it’s okay, God DAMN it!

          Why is there not ONE strong voice–one strong elected voice in a position of real power–speaking out–loud, proud and defiant–against Trump’s relentless lies, his attacks on the rule of law, his ignorance and hate-mongering?!

          Why does this Republic have NO courageous defenders, leading us in the streets to DEMAND his removal from power for OBSTRUCTION and other abuses?

          Why aren’t those who conspired to collude with the Russians testifying under oath and in public NOW in Congress? (I read the House is STILL prioritizing investigations into HILLARY!!)

          Why are no loud voices raised demanding SECURE elections and access to that TRAITOR’S financial records, records which will PROVE his guilt on so many fronts?!

          There is one BOMBSHELL revelation after another, but NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT!!!!

      • bandanajack

        i have been saying the hell with 2nd amendment solutions, we need a tom clancy* solution.

        *see SUM OF ALL FEARS…

      • geoffalnutt

        That was his job. Putin said so.

      • RoFaWh

        Already has caused chaos.

    • Tomcat

      Yes, we need trump to put on his General’s uniform and go over there to help in the fight.

      • TampaDink

        He would but….bone spurs.

        • Hank

          That never have and no longer exist!

          • TampaDink

            They will always be his personal Bowling Green.

      • That_Looks_Delicious
        • Talisman

          fake uniform for a fake president.

        • TampaDink

          He probably would not wear blue….and it isn’t flashy enough.

          • bdsmjack

            Gold lamรฉ, please.

          • TampaDink

            With shiny red trim.

          • RoFaWh

            And twinkly lights. Stolen from someone’s front yard Christmas tree, undoubtedly, as Drumpfy-boy never pays full price if he can get away without doing so.

          • TampaDink

            On those rare occasions when he is forced to pay full price we can be certain of one thing….he’s paying with his favorite form of payment…other people’s money.

        • Hank

          It reminds me of the dress uniform of Idi Amin!!! /s

          • TampaDink

            Who wore it better? And who was nicer? My money is on Amin.

          • Hank

            10:1 Amin’s “hung” better!!!

          • TampaDink

            As are most house cats.

      • grada3784

        I would think he’d at least be a Field Marshal

    • KnownDonorDad

      Mattis: (screaming internally)

    • RoFaWh

      Good! Keep it up, Donnie-boy. Alienate the military. That will help when you are forcibly removed from the Oval Office.

  • bdsmjack
  • Bryan

    “And in conclusion, may I please remind you…”

    https://youtu.be/JhtQ4bPKaPk

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Leave it to a non-white to understand what freedom is really about.

  • kaydenpat

    Trump has had two foreign wives. You’d think he’d love foreigners.

    • Acronym Jim

      White foreigners are okay, (except when they weren’t). But Melania DID take a shitty job no natural born citizen would do (for long).

  • KnownDonorDad

    As someone said earlier, “In God We Trust” was added later, too, so that doesn’t count either…right? Right?

    • geoffalnutt

      Trump has proven that there is no Gad.

  • The White House is “a dump” because we have a piece of shit living in it!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9861f9354b405e16e2cb13c78b7ecc02d5e3a55828582e39b996d5fc9eac1ae7.jpg

  • pch1013
  • another_steve

    9 pm Eastern U.S. Time and we’re not talkin’ Bel Ami boys? What’s with that?

    Discuss.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d6f637a34d79ec8c45ffa27ceb81c9ae9610b991acae80c0a8f79d1fd16a13be.jpg

    • RidingTheLine

      I think you are going to have to lead off on that discussion.

    • RidingTheLine

      So, I did a little “research” and decided that the “old men” of that group are my favorites: Lukas Ridgeston, Kris Evans, Kevin Warhol, Jean-Daniel Chagall, and Brandon Manilow. They all seem to be 30ish these days, and possibly older than my socks drawer and my own children. Guys who look young enough to be once a week with the razor, even if 18 and legal, don’t do it for me. The only thing worse than kissing your own sister would be to date someone as young as your grandson.

    • Kruhn

      Yummy, yummy, yummy!

  • Grumpy Old Man
  • FormerMainer

    Immigration restriction has a long and diverse history in this country, and few times in history has seen much consensus on the “proper” number of legal immigrants per year. Countries today vary greatly on this topic.