Democrats are positioning for their eventual loss on the border wall. I’ve seen it coming for a few weeks.
Now we are hearing things like, “It’s not a wall”. Even President Trump said during an interview, “…call it what you want”, but it will get funded.
And that’s exactly how Democrats have begun positioning their imminent loss, as not a loss at all. How can they lose if Trump gets his “barrier”, but not his wall.
Even departing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly threw an olive branch to the Left. Fox News reported,
White House chief of staff John Kelly, who is set to leave the Trump administration within days, flatly asserted in remarks published Sunday that the president’s proposed border project “is not a wall” and that all plans for a concrete wall were abandoned long ago — directly contradicting the White House’s repeated claims to the contrary.
In a series of Twitter posts earlier this month, Trump insisted that “we are not building a Concrete Wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see through it.” But Kelly’s comments were seemingly at odds with the president’s tweet on Friday calling for “money to finish the Wall,” as well as his promises during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.
Who cares what kind of wall this is, as long as it works.
What kind of wall do you protect your property with? Chain link? Wood? Brick? Steel railing? Get the point?
The objective of a wall of whatever type is deterrence. Look at the border fencing that was put up during the caravan’s attempted invasion.
If you think President Trump isn’t serious about protecting our borders, then look at this FENCE! One can only imagine what type of wall he plans to build.
We discussed an amazing wall supposedly being proposed, however the video has been removed.
Nevertheless, along the line of the U.S. wall being a tourist attraction, there are other elements that could make the wall appealing to the Left.
A New Spin
Recently, Trump came up with a new idea that makes the border wall even more difficult for leftists to argue against. His idea? Solar panels.
Trump mentioned the hypothetical solar wall during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday night, saying “this way, Mexico will have to pay much less money,” as his supporters applauded.
Thomas Gleason is the managing partner of Gleason Partners LLC, a Las Vegas-based architecture firm that submitted a proposal to the Department of Homeland Security that included solar panels. He told Business Insider earlier this month that he had been batting around the idea of building a solar-paneled wall along the US-Mexico border “for months.”
Gleason said he believes that farmers on both sides of the border would appreciate the wall, as the energy output would create a “microgrid” that could provide cheap power to remote areas on the border underserved by energy utilities.
“We’d be our own utility,” Gleason added, though he said third-party contractors would need to actively manage the wall, per the DHS’s request. He said the cheap, renewable electricity produced by the wall should “mitigate” political resistance over time, and increase property values along the border.
Gleason also said the panels sourced by his firm would be manufactured in the US, whereas a concrete wall would entail shipping “truckloads” of concrete from Mexico, along with the higher maintenance costs.
“Our intent is to offer a realistic, no-nonsense design for the wall that pays for itself that will make everybody happy, including our president,” Gleason said.
So there is much potential for this “barrier”.
The article continues,
“To be honest, it’s not a wall,” Kelly said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. “The president still says ‘wall’ — oftentimes frankly he’ll say ‘barrier’ or ‘fencing,’ now he’s tended toward steel slats. But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.”
Separately, Kelly told The Times that he made sure that, contrary to critics’ claims, the president was always kept informed before making key decisions.
“It’s never been: The president just wants to make a decision based on no knowledge and ignorance,” Kelly told the paper. “You may not like his decision, but at least he was fully informed on the impact.”
Aside from keeping people out, this wall has other potential. Think “roads and bridges” when you consider the future of this wall.
Walls require maintenance. Currently, President Trump is already making enhancements to the existing wall structure. What does the future hold for this wall?
Perhaps America’s wall will become like the Great Wall of China?