President Trump is in Miami today announcing that Whatshisname’s unilateral lifting of restrictions against the tyrannical Cuban government is being undone. Cuban-Americans cheered President Trump to the rafters for it. Pajama boys on Twitter sputtered and whined and tried to tell any Cubans who could hear them that “Trump doesn’t care about you.” Um…in the real world, where these people have been trapped in the 50s (and not in a good way) for over half a century, nobody cares if you “care about them.” Whatshisname snuffed out the beacon of hope for thousands of Cuban dissidents and today President Trump lit it again.
So that was the good news. The not great news was that in a much quieter manner, the Trump administration announced they would be leaving DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program intact, slowing or stopping deportation of the so-called “Dreamers.” While I’m not thrilled with this decision and I want to hear some good reasons why it was done, I can think of a few possible motivations off the top of my head, and I am not overly broken up about it. I have no sympathy for “Dreamers” but lots of other people do, and I can see why taking one of the more emotionally-charged but less problematic groups of illegal aliens off the table at least for now could be a good move. I’m a bit more concerned about why this ended up being done without getting any concessions about other illegal alien issues, but again, I don’t know all the rationales or details just yet.
We’re still light years ahead of “win some, lose some” at this juncture.
Also, reports are Steve Scalise remains in critical condition and has had at least three surgeries. And the attempted assassination has already fallen off the dinosaur media playlist.