Bonnie Watson Coleman Tells Half The Story About Border Security

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Over the weekend Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the same U.S. Representative who sponsored a bill to provide free tampons in public restrooms penned an editorial titled “I saw what Trump’s policies created at the border, congresswoman says. There’s fear, misery and the sound of babies crying.”

Frankly, her editorial was filled with the same left-wing garbage talking points we are all accustomed to reading. She must think we’re stupid.

Watson Coleman obviously did not visit any of the areas of the border that guests on The Bob & Steve Show talked about for three weeks in a row on our radio show. In fact, she visited some of the most secure areas along the border. According to

The group visited processing centers, ports of entry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, and surveyed the state of operations for processing asylum seekers and migrant families.

I lived in New Mexico and I’ve been to ports of entry and those areas are secure. There is no arguing that. I’ve also seen places where there is no security, I have friends who live in areas where there is no security and Bob and I have interviewed folks who live in areas where there is no security and they live in fear every day. Does Bonnie Watson Coleman care about them? Obviously not. Did she visit any unsecured locations? Nope!

One would think a member of congress from New Jersey might visit members of the New Jersey National Guard who happen to be in Hidalgo County, NM (where there is no barrier). She didn’t.

How do I know there are members of the New Jersey National Guard in Hidalgo County, NM? Simple, while working on this post I decided to check in with some of the folks who have appeared on The Bob & Steve Show and one of the folks I chatted with met them. She did not meet, or see, any member of Congress from New Jersey.

If Watson Coleman had bothered to visit unsecured border areas she would have heard the stories listeners of The Bob & Steve Show have heard: burglaries, a kidnapping and 12 men with backpacks loaded with drugs and carrying AK47's.

If Bonnie Watson Coleman had bothered to travel just a little to the west she would have learned that the Board of County Commissioners of Hidalgo County passed a resolution that a State of Emergency be declared in that county by the Governor of New Mexico.

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She also would have learned that last month Luna County, NM commissioners unanimously passed a resolution supporting the president's declaration of a national emergency along the U.S. southern border.

I spoke with a border resident we had on The Bob & Steve Show while writing this piece and she informed me that her grandson arrived home to find “five illegal border crossers at his house. He arrived home before they had a chance to break in.” Three were caught by authorities, but two got away.

It’s obvious Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman does not care about the issues people face along the border every day. If she did she would seek the whole truth, rather than only things that match the talking points she’s armed with.

U.S. Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman Is At It Again

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman was an early subject of The Bob & Steve Show, her bill to provide free tampons in public restrooms was a topic in our first two radio shows.

According to a press release issued by the Congresswoman yesterday she has invited Victorina Morales to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. From the press release:

Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, invited Victorina Morales, a resident of Bound Brook, NJ, to join the Congresswoman as her guest at the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 5. Morales, an undocumented immigrant, was fired from the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, and has since campaigned for rights and fair treatment for undocumented immigrants.

Morales is an illegal immigrant, “undocumented immigrant” for those on the left, and former employee of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, a job she got using “documents she said were phony.”

In other words, Bonnie Watson Coleman has decided to invite a person who knowingly broke two laws, entering the country illegally and obtaining forged documents, to the State of the Union address.

But, what really gets me is that in her press release Watson Coleman said, “Immigrants by and large are hardworking, trustworthy, and skilled people who simply want to work and build better lives here.”

Yes, she seriously said people who sneak into the country illegally and then fraudulently obtain phony documents to work are trustworthy. I don’t know about you, but I would hardly call a person who willingly breaks the law trustworthy.

Watson Coleman ends her press release with this gem:

I hope that in his State of the Union address, Donald Trump will finally acknowledge the real face of immigrants in this country — women and children fleeing violence, law-abiding, tax-paying people who would do almost anything to be Americans. And if he can’t, I’ve invited Victorina so that he may look her in her eyes to tell his lies to a familiar face.”

While I am fairly certain there are immigrants in the country who fit Watson Coleman’s description, I promise you (and her) I can introduce the Congresswoman to folks living along the border with Mexico who have had many incidents with illegal immigrants, break-ins, stolen property, damaged property, and in some cases worse.

Does Bonnie Watson Coleman care about any of these folks? The answer is no. Watson Coleman would rather tell her lies that every person coming across the border is coming for good because she opposes a barrier along the border in places it makes sense for no reason other than President Trump wants it.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Stands With Striking Prisoners

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Believe it or not there is a national prison strike happening in the country. The striking prisoners even have a website. I assume the prisoners believe they are involved in some sort of war because they refer to themselves as “Rebels.” Or maybe they are a bunch of communists and socialists because they also speak of “comrades.”

Perhaps less shocking is the fact that U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman supports this strike. Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but I’m guessing she supports the prison strike because she feels a certain kinship with them given the fact her son and stepson did some time in jail.

Watson Coleman is so supportive of striking prisoners that she penned a piece in the Star-Ledger and is in favor of the list of the strikers’ 10 demands writing:

All of this is to draw attention to a list of 10 demands:

1.      Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women.

2.      An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under U.S. jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor.

3.      The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights.

4.      The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to "death by incarceration" or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.

5.      An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in southern states.

6.      An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and brown humans.

7.      No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender.

8.      State prisons must be funded specifically to offer more rehabilitation services.

9.      Pell grants must be reinstated in all states and territories.

10.  The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pretrial detainees, and so-called "ex-felons" must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count!

Each of these demands is important, reasonable and deserves to be heard.

I’m not going to answer this list point-by-point, mostly because it’s full of BS, but also because I have a day job and don’t want to waste too much time. Still, I have to ask, is she nuts?

Watson Coleman thinks prisoners should be paid “prevailing wage.” That’s crazy! How about they pay market rate for rent, the three meals a day they are served and any healthcare they receive.

No one should “serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.” Does this mean that Bonnie Watson Coleman believes murders should have a possibility of parole? That’s the way I read it.

Here’s an idea Bonnie – don’t do the crime of you don’t want to do the time.

Folks – if Bonnie Watson Colman’s op-ed isn’t enough to make you want to head over to the Kipnis for Congress website and give his campaign a donation, I don’t know what will.