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Cher Trashes Democrats' Poor Immigration Decisions with Stern Message for California

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Have the Trump years turned Cher into a Republican?

Well, probably not. Most of her Twitter feed is littered with examples of the treachery of the Trump administration, usually with weird punctuation and run-on sentences that make it seem like she’s digitally shouting at you. In other words, par for the course for someone who said she would have to “leave the planet” if Trump won.

Here are some fine examples of very cogent thought from the woman who brought you “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe“:

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Do you agree with Cher?

I know this is just text, but I get a migraine just trying to parse it. So, no, we’re not dealing with a secret conservative here. But then again, even Cher can apparently understand severe governmental dysfunction when she sees it in action.

And lo and behold, she lives in Los Angeles, in the state of California — two entities not known for being functional.

“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+ (American flag emoji) Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS,” Cher bellowed into the Twitter void on Sunday.

“PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More.”

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Between all of that unfortunate all-caps text and stream-of-consciousness thought that William Faulkner might think was laying it on a bit thick, there’s actually a point there:

California spends a lot of money on illegal immigrants, Los Angeles in particular.

As for HER CITY (Los Angeles), we can note the fact that in two years — 2015 and 2016 — Los Angeles County spent an astounding $1.3 billion on welfare for illegal immigrants alone.

Fox News reported in August of 2017 that data from the county’s Department of Public Social Services showed over 58,000 families received $602 million in benefits back in 2015. The next year, over 64,000 people received $675 million in benefits.

Cher also has the statistics right: According to NPR, roughly 50,000 people are living on Los Angeles’ streets. That’s part of an estimated 130,000 individuals who were homeless in California on any given day.

As for the state, it offers subsidized health insurance and in-state tuition to public universities to illegal immigrants — money which, Cher should agree, could go to other sources.

Now that Cher is getting conserva-woke, perhaps she might realize this money would best be served going back to the people that earned it.

California has seen a mass exodus of late, both in terms of people and businesses. The best way to solve the problem would be to make the state more business-friendly — and therefore job-friendly. Perhaps she could even come to the realization that California’s overregulation when it comes to housing is another reason why living in the state is so expensive — and why so many people are homeless.

Of course, I don’t think Cher would get behind all of that.

Nor would she get behind a policy floated by the president that would deposit detained illegal immigrants in sanctuary states like California. (To be fair, it doesn’t seem like ICE or DHS is really behind the policy, either, but it’s certainly been good at triggering the left.)

Baby steps, though. Baby steps.

Now that she’s come to this realization regarding illegal immigration, perhaps we can get Cher to realize the all-caps thing isn’t really working for her.

From there, we can just hope the rest falls into place.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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