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Friday, May 13, 2022

Republicans criticized the Biden administration on Thursday for providing food to infants detained in its custody - effectively suggesting the babies should be starved because of their immigration status.

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"The Biden administration has been sending pallets of baby formula for illegal mothers and their babies while American mothers and babies cannot find baby formula," Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said at a news conference. "This is completely unacceptable, and this needs to end now."

"Baby formula should go to Americans before illegals," Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) wrote on Twitter. "This should not have to be said."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) accused the administration of giving "critical supplies to illegal immigrants before the very people he took an oath to serve."

The problem is that the Biden administration is following the law a law that President Donald Trump also followed (though he wasn't happy about it).

At issue is something called the Flores consent decree, which began as a class-action lawsuit regarding the treatment of migrant children. "Whenever the INS takes a minor into custody ... Facilities will provide access to toilets and sinks, drinking water and food as appropriate, ... Food must be appropriate for at-risk detainees' age and capabilities (such as formula and baby food)."

This is a ridiculous faux outrage. The shortage of baby formula is a serious issue that the administration is seeking to address. But at the same time, the administration cannot be faulted for following the law and providing baby formula to undocumented immigrants. Anyone who suggests this is the result of specific Biden policies, i.e., his "reckless, out-of-touch priorities," earns Four Pinocchios.

www.washingtonpost.com

Whenever you think that today's scum-dwelling GOP members couldn't possibly sink any lower into the primordial ooze, they always manage to take an even deeper dive. I don't want to hear a word about Democrats trying to divide Americans when the daily seepage of vile garbage coming from the GOP makes sure the right wing airwaves are filled with invented outrage keeping their unthinking supporters perpetually riled up.

Now it's the fact that CPS keeps stores of formula in order to feed the infants under its care suddenly becomes a Biden-led effort to deny American infants needed food? GTFOH. I can't even with this garbage ... it's beneath who we are as human beings, much less Americans who protect the most vulnerable as a matter of justifying our own existence.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-13 08:29 AM | Reply

This is just the most amazing thing because the Trump-Putin fascists are acidently telling the truth: they don't care if babies starve as long as they are the right babies.

Another truth is: they don't care whether babies are aborted as long as they are the right color.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-13 08:49 AM | Reply

It's a real GOPer fear, this idea that somewhere there's someone they don't like who they haven't effed over yet.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-13 08:54 AM | Reply

We should be starving American babies instead.

#4 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 06:23 PM | Reply

This is yet one more thing sinking the Biden administration.

#5 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 06:25 PM | Reply

2024..Dems are dead.

#6 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 06:25 PM | Reply

Maybe this fall

#7 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 06:26 PM | Reply

"Maybe this fall"

Republicans are too busy screwing the pooch again. Between Roe, Covid, and a few Sons of Todd Akin running, November could bring a basket of surprises.

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 06:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"2024..Dems are dead."

Didn't you predict Trump would get re-elected?

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 06:43 PM | Reply

"This is yet one more thing sinking the Biden administration. "

Stupid people falling for partisan horse manure?

You know Trump would've done the same thing, right? Because it's required by law, get it?

Someone is pretending it's not the law, and expecting you to swallow their lie.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 06:53 PM | Reply

We should be starving American babies instead.
#4 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Don't you worry.

That's on the Republican todo list.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 07:00 PM | Reply

We should be starving American babies instead.
POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON AT 2022-05-13 06:23 PM |

You don't believe in the welfare state so STFU already Bill Johnson. You should quit while you're far behind.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-13 07:06 PM | Reply

The proper term is illegal immigrants.

And no people in custody cant usually buy themselves food so yes these adolessents are getting fed what they can eat.

Ftr breast milk is better for them.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-13 07:07 PM | Reply

"More tax cuts for the rich!"
-Republicans

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 07:07 PM | Reply

The proper term is illegal immigrants.

No it's not. You dumb rube.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 07:08 PM | Reply

Keep flirting princess just be glad I dont use the legal terms.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-13 07:14 PM | Reply

just be glad I dont use the legal terms.

What? Undocumented immigrants?

No. You be a Trump loving dumb fkkk and keep referring to people in this country as being illegal.

Buttercup.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 08:00 PM | Reply

www.law.cornell.edu

But hey your feewing are what's important and not the feeding of kids.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-13 08:17 PM | Reply

Undocumented immigrants?

The legal term is Aliens.

#19 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-05-13 08:45 PM | Reply

Laura,

"You don't believe in the welfare state"

I have no issues with welfare. I've had to draw government money in my early years.

I just don't believe fat lazy slugs should be supported indefinitely who become ungrateful and then think they're entitled to it just because they've let themselves become unemployable.

#20 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 09:13 PM | Reply

The government provided several opportunities for me. College money and tax credits for employers.

But I did all the work.

Government provided opportunities.

I did all the work.

#21 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 09:20 PM | Reply

" I just don't believe fat lazy slugs should be supported indefinitely"

Were you a fat lazy slug when you were on the government dole?

Because the default position from folks like you is anyone sucking on the welfare teat is a fat lazy slug.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 09:45 PM | Reply

Dan,

Fat lazy slug is a euphemism for what I really mean, worthless parasite feeding off the work of others.

Fat lazy slug is less offensive.

#23 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 10:24 PM | Reply

Fat lazy slug is a euphemism for what I really mean, worthless parasite feeding off the work of others.
Fat lazy slug is less offensive.

POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON AT 2022-05-13 10:24 PM | REPLY

That sounds EXACTLY like Trump to a T

#24 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-13 10:30 PM | Reply

Laura,

Rich people live off the work of others too.

The struggling middle class get no respect and little help.

#25 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-13 10:47 PM | Reply

" Fat lazy slug is a euphemism for what I really mean, worthless parasite feeding off the work of others."

IOW, you, when you were on the government dole.

Does it ever amaze you how little empathy you have for people like you?

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 11:08 PM | Reply

2024..Dems are dead.

#6 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Right. Because the pro-life folks will punish them for the heinous act of feeding migrant children.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-13 11:17 PM | Reply

Bill,

You do realize the overwhelming majority of folks in welfare or government assistance are working poor, right?

The welfare queen with an iPhone and a Cadillac is yet another distortion sold to you by people needing an other to demagogue against.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-13 11:20 PM | Reply

I just don't believe fat lazy slugs should be supported indefinitely

Are you talking about the corporations that guzzle down taxpayers money in the form of subsidies?

Or Republican politicians who don't believe the government works correctly because they're lazy fat slugs who don't do anything but collect taxpayer money?

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 11:28 PM | Reply

Is there any way to improve the breast milk banking system in America?
.
.
.
.
Where is everyone running off to?

#30 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-13 11:37 PM | Reply

But hey your feewing are what's important and not the feeding of kids.
#18 | POSTED BY TOR

If you can't afford kids, go get an abortion.

Fkkk your feelings.

Idiot.

Undocumented immigrants is what they were called before Trump got into office.

You dumb Trumpers love parroting the orange buffoon.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 11:46 PM | Reply

Somebody doesn't like what Cornell Law School has to say LOL and I remain in favor of abortion being legal I'm also in favor of those infants that have been born not being allowed to starve to death so long as they are in America.

So tell me clown do you like for kids to fed or do you just like to feed on kids?

#32 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-14 12:33 AM | Reply

the argument against the term

The legal grounds include

-it is legally misleading because it connotes criminality, while presence in the U.S. without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one;

-it is legally inaccurate because it is akin to calling a criminal defendant "guilty" before a verdict is rendered;

- it is legally imprecise because it implies finality even though immigration status is fluid and, depending on individual circumstances, can be adjusted;

-it is technically inaccurate because it labels the individual as opposed to the actions the person has taken.

The moral grounds include

-the term scapegoats individual immigrants for problems that are largely systemic;

-the term divides and dehumanizes communities and is used to discriminate against people of color;

-the term creates an environment of hate by exploiting racial fear;

-the term affects attitudes toward immigrants and non-immigrants alike, most often toward people of African, Asian, Central American and Mexican descent;

-the term impacts the way young people feel about themselves and their place in the world;

-the term increases the American public's tolerance for daily violations of human rights;

-the term is a code word for racial and ethnic hatred;
the term is outdated, offensive, and implicitly carries with it negative connotations.

www.nwirp.org


Carry on being Trumping POS.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-14 01:55 AM | Reply

#33 Those goats you selfishly hoard and bang, if humanely slaughtered, could feed a lot of children.

#34 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 01:58 AM | Reply

Everyone criticizing this also says,

Why should the government have to give handouts to Americans?

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-14 01:58 AM | Reply

America is a country of immigrants.

#36 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-14 02:03 AM | Reply

POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You're way too desperate.

It's off putting.

#37 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-14 02:05 AM | Reply

"#37 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

Alright. Bad call on my part. Unfairly crossed a line. Mea Culpa.

#38 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 02:08 AM | Reply

Why should the government have to give handouts to Americans?

Republicans don't want Americans getting anything.

But. If they can convince those same Americans that the Democrats are giving more to immigrants than to them.

Maybe they will vote for the Republicans who normally call them lazy freeloading moochers.

Never underestimate the stupidity of people who vote for Republicans.

#39 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-14 02:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I shouldn't post if I'm in a bad mood.

Sorry.

#40 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-14 02:17 AM | Reply

I just don't believe fat lazy slugs should be supported indefinitely who become ungrateful and then think they're entitled to it just because they've let themselves become unemployable.
#20 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

And as for their kids who have no options or choice in the matter, ---- them too, right?

Ah the good old GOP.

#41 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-05-14 09:50 AM | Reply

Biden recommends feeding infants cake if mothers can't find formula. Shortages are considered signs of the success of Biden's economic policy.

#42 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-14 07:42 PM | Reply

Kurt Eichenwald
@kurteichenwald
That media talks about baby formula shortage w/o knowing whats going on is amazing. Trump's USMCA restricted imports of formula from Canada, so we imported no formula from Canada in 2021, leaving us vulnerable to domestic shock. The shock hit when Abbott plant was contaminated.

The demented orange pedo strikes again.

#43 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-05-14 07:48 PM | Reply

Is shouldn't surprise anyone that it was Donald Trump's administration, when they renegotiated NAFTA that banned imports of FORMULA from Canada. As always, and with #babyformula, too, #ETTD

twitter.com

#44 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-14 09:38 PM | Reply

So who uses formula? Working mothers who don't have the time or ability to breastfeed and work, both at the same time.

A society that makes women choose between working and feeding their child naturally is a garbage society.

Abortion would be a mercy, if society were like that.

Hmmm.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-14 09:47 PM | Reply

when they renegotiated NAFTA that banned imports of FORMULA from Canada.

Hmph. I though all we exported was oil, electricity and dead trees. Well, and whisky.

#46 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-05-14 09:57 PM | Reply

Hmph. I though all we exported was oil, electricity and dead trees. Well, and whisky.

#46 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Well as I have noted you aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.

#47 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-05-14 10:25 PM | Reply

#44 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Yeah blame Trump that's a good strat!

#48 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-05-14 10:26 PM | Reply

A society that makes women choose between working and feeding their child naturally is a garbage society.

Especially when the society is giving the food freely to illegal immigrants crossing the border.

I am all for open borders, but Americans are first priority....

#49 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-05-14 10:28 PM | Reply

Some women can't breast feed. It's flippant to minimize the seriousness.

#50 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-14 10:36 PM | Reply

Sometimes a dad has to really squeeze those mammaries to get them lactating. It's not always pleasant. Visitor raises a great point.

#51 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:13 PM | Reply

Well as I have noted you aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.
#47 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

LOL there's that unawareness again.

#52 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-14 11:38 PM | Reply

"Some women can't breast feed. It's flippant to minimize the seriousness."

They knew the risks when they signed up.

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-15 10:49 AM | Reply

Don't think about doing the right thing AFTER your time in office. Now is the time.

Don't participate in their cruelty.

#54 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-05-15 11:45 AM | Reply

To all those on the left saying abortion will save us in the midterms ... it won't. Here's the cold hard facts of the post leak generic ballot polls ... CNN R's +7, Monmouth R's +7, YouGov D's +2 (this is a decrease of minus 4 pre leak). The writing is on the wall, but I understand you think infanticide will save you lol.

#55 | Posted by Reginald at 2022-05-15 11:58 AM | Reply

" Here's the cold hard facts of the post leak generic ballot polls"

Hardly cold, and certainly not hard, especially when the Republican is "Generic". Never underestimate the ability of the Republicans to "Todd Akin" themselves all across the country, especially in the era of Trump. And the Roe backlash will repeat when the ruling becomes official, and intensify as trigger laws start grabbing headlines.

#56 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-15 12:56 PM | Reply

" Yeah blame Trump that's a good start!"

Blame the guy who changed the policy that directly led to the shortage?!?

Yeah. That's a GREAT place to start.

#57 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-15 01:03 PM | Reply

@Danforth it already is/has been the perpetual "headlines" of Google News. Minds aren't changing, at least not how the left wishes them to.

#58 | Posted by Reginald at 2022-05-15 01:07 PM | Reply

"it already is/has been"

No, Roe hasn't been reversed yet, the specific election-denier hasn't won the PA primary yet, and the trigger laws haven't been triggered.

A silly claim, really.

#59 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-15 02:05 PM | Reply

"Minds aren't changing"

They probably will when they, or their daughter is forbidden to leave the state for medical services.

But are you going on the record these will be the margins in the final tally?

#60 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-15 02:08 PM | Reply

I am all for open borders, but Americans are first priority....

#49 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

There is no such thing as "open borders" in America. Maybe you live in the EU and think America is the same? It's not.

Also if you wish to starve the "aliens" then you need to change the law and quit whining and crying like a little B.

#61 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-15 02:22 PM | Reply

@Danforth GOP picks up +25-30 seats in the House. I also think the chances of them taking the Senate are at 60% right now.

#62 | Posted by Reginald at 2022-05-15 04:37 PM | Reply

"GOP picks up +25-30 seats in the House."

By the cold, hard margins you've stated?

#63 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-15 07:30 PM | Reply

I'm embarrassed by what a generation of wusses we've spawned. I can't believe people think this is an issue.

Formula shortage? What a crock! How long has baby formula been around? Not long. I come from a generation of babies raised on canned milk and Karo syrup formula. We managed to thrive on it too. Survived a whole array of illnesses before we were 12 and we didn't have the number of obesity issues today's kids have either.

Just more hyperbolic twaddle from the entitled peni5 gallery.

#64 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-05-15 09:55 PM | Reply

@Danforth ... 435 seats total. 1% point equals 4.35 seats. A 7pt advantage equates to 30.45 seats.

#65 | Posted by Reginald at 2022-05-15 10:39 PM | Reply

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