Democrats are committing political suicide by refusing to moderate their migrant-first policy agenda, says the liberal intellectual who launched the push for same-sex marriage.
Andrew Sullivan, the immigrant British-born author who championed the same-sex movement, writes in New York Magazine:
Democrats in 2017, in general, tend to criticize the use of immigration enforcement, and tend to side with those accused of violating immigration law, as a broad matter of principle beyond opposing the particular actions of the administration … Democrats are no longer as willing to attack “illegal immigration” as a fundamental problem anymore.
This is, to be blunt, political suicide … In fact, the Democrats increasingly seem to suggest that any kind of distinction between citizens and noncitizens is somehow racist. You could see this at the last [Democratic Party] convention, when an entire evening was dedicated to Latinos, illegal and legal, as if the rule of law were largely irrelevant. Hence the euphemism “undocumented” rather than “illegal.” So the stage was built, lit, and set for Trump …
The entire concept of a nation whose citizens solely determine its future — the core foundation for any viable democracy at all — is now deemed by many left-liberals to be a function of bigotry. This is the kind of madness that could keep them from power indefinitely.
Sullivan is gay but also a liberal with some respect for ordinary people and their preferences. That leaves him out on the edge of the post-2008 Democratic Party, which is controlled by post-graduate elitists who are using divide-and-rule diversity politics to impose their own tastes, status symbols and economic self-interests on all Americans.
For example, Democrats reacted with hostility and contempt towards Trump’s popular immigration principles and also spotlighted their favoritism for illegal migrants, whom they portray as “dreamers.” On October 11, Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi described Trump principles as “trash” as she appeared alongside three illegal migrants who accused the GOP leaders of supporting racist policies.
So far, business-first groups and their media allies have muted white-collar concern about the economics of immigration by hiding the impact of cheap white-collar immigration from college graduate voters.
Not bad, but Mark Dice does these kind of videos better.
Three and a half minutes of college students and liberals embarrassing themselves.
Looks like this may be the big story of the day. This is the second post here on Frederica the Hat Lady in the last 12 hours.
The more that she keeps opening her retarded mouth, the easier it is to flip people toward race realism.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says John Kelly lied about her behavior at the dedication of an FBI building in her state and made a ‘racist’ charge against her in the process.
Wilson says she wasn’t a Member of Congress when the money for the building was secured, so she couldn’t have ‘bragged’ about bringing home the bacon like Kelly said she did.
‘You know, I feel sorry for Gen. Kelly. He has the sympathy for the loss of his son. But he can’t just go on TV and lie on me,’ Wilson said Friday on CNN.
The Florida Democrat also accused Kelly of using a ‘racist’ epithet against her during a White House news conference on Thursday afternoon, where he compared her to an ’empty barrel.’
Wilson said that after looking it up in the dictionary, she had concluded that ’empty barrel’ is a ‘racist term.’
The White House chief of staff and the Florida congresswoman are wrapped up in a mushrooming dispute over the president’s condolence call earlier this week to a soldier’s family that Wilson says was inappropriate.
Wilson says that Trump told Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s pregnant widow Myeshia that her late husband ‘knew what he signed up for’ when he enlisted but ‘when it happens it hurts anyway.’
Her account of the call, which she says she just happened to be present for, has been backed up publicly by other officials and family members who were present.
Kelly, a retired general whose own son died in combat, was in the room with Trump when the president called the grieving family on Tuesday. He suggested yesterday that Trump spoke the words in question to the Johnsons – it’s the sentiment behind the statement that’s being misconstrued.
Denouncing Wilson as ‘selfish’ in an emotional statement for listening in on the presidential condolence call in the first place, Kelly smacked the Florida lawmaker for her conduct a 2015 memorial service for two slain FBI agents in Miami-Dade.
‘And a congresswoman stood up, and in the long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there and all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call he gave the money — the $20 million — to build the building,’ Kelly said.
‘And she sat down, and we were stunned. Stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned,’ he added.
Kelly – himself a Gold Star parent following his son’s 2010 death in Afghanistan – delivered the stunning statement from the White House briefing room.
Between this one and Maxine Waters, you have a good case that blacks should never be allowed to vote.
It was a big day for Georgie Boy. He put on his big boy pants and gave a speech.
He’s dead to me now.
Nowhere in George W Bush’s 2,000-word speech does he mention the name Donald Trump. It was crystal clear, however, that the 43rd US president took dead aim on the 45th president from a podium at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday.
Ex-presidents traditionally shy away from the political stage. It was long considered in poor taste for a former occupant of the Oval Office to criticise one of his successors.
Then again, these are days when seemingly set-in-stone norms and standards of behaviour have fallen by the wayside.
Mr Trump’s victory in the Republican presidential primaries was in some measure a repudiation of Mr Bush’s presidency and his vision for the Republican Party – and not just because the New Yorker belittled and subsequently bested Mr Bush’s brother, Jeb Bush.
Mr Trump frequently criticised Mr Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. He bashed the Texan’s efforts to broaden the Republican Party’s appeal to Hispanic voters by pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. He denounced free trade deals, including Nafta – signed by Mr Bush’s father, George HW Bush.
Now Mr Bush is offering his rebuke. When asked after his speech if his message would reach the White House, he smiled and replied, “I think it will”.
Here are just a few of the choicest lines that might be flying toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – and what they could mean.
Since World War II, America has encouraged and benefited from the global advance of free markets, from the strength of democratic alliances, and from the advance of free societies.
Mr Bush offers the classic defence of an internationalist foreign policy – that engagement and advancement of free markets and free societies is in the US’s best long-term interests.
Compare that to Mr Trump’s contention that the US has been taken advantage of by other nations – both through trade and in defence arrangements. He has expressed general distrust of multilateral engagement and views the global arena as a largely a zero-sum contest between competing national interests, where the US must put “America first”.
Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.
Mr Trump rose to national prominence by becoming a high-profile advocate of a particularly insidious conspiracy theory – that Barack Obama was not born in the US and, consequently, was ineligible to be president.
We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism – forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America.
Mr Trump not only has pushed for a crackdown on undocumented immigration, he’s proposed drastic cuts in refugee resettlement programmes and backed a bill in Congress that would cut in half the number of permanent residency “green cards” issued each year.
According to our intelligence services, the Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other.
Mr Trump, and his supporters, have consistently expressed scepticism about the conclusion by US government officials that Russian agents and hackers attempted to influence the US presidential election through social media, fake new reports and the release of purloined material from Democratic Party sources.
Our identity as a nation – unlike many other nations – is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood… Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.
“Blood and soil” was one of the phrases white supremacists chanted as they demonstrated in Charlottesville, Virginia, the night before violent clashes with counter-protesters in August. (Another was “Jews will not replace us”).
Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.
During the primary campaign, Mr Trump called Jeb Bush a hypocrite, weak, low-energy, a lightweight, a failure, a “sad sack” and a “pathetic figure” with “zero communications skills”.
He tweeted that Jeb had to ask his “mommy to take a slap at me” but that “mom can’t help you with ISIS, the Chinese or Putin”.
Go away, George, you and your whole family.
When a new hatchet job on President Trump popped up a couple of days ago, I put together a draft but did not publish it since with Trump the story isn’t over until the fat lady sings.
In this case, the fat lady is General John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff.
The media ran with a weird Negro Congresswoman’s story that Trump had disrespected a dead black soldier and his family by making a phone call of condolences. So, they said Trump is a racist and he doesn’t respect the military.
Today, General Kelly offered an emotional statement that vindicated Trump and left the libtards almost speechless.
This story was big on Sean Hannity’s and Joe Pags’ radio shows.
Excerpt from CNN
Washington (CNN)White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement Thursday, said he was “stunned” by what a Democratic congresswoman told reporters after she listened in on President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a fallen soldier.
Kelly, a Gold Star father, said he was “brokenhearted” by the congresswoman’s criticism and said that he had advised Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger. Kelly said he encouraged Trump to echo words Gen. Joseph Dunford offered to Kelly when his own son was killed in Afghanistan.
“He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were because we were at war,” Kelly said, channeling Dunford’s words to him upon the death of Kelly’s son. “And when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That’s what the President tried to say to the four families the other day.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson told CNN Tuesday evening that Trump told the widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”
Wilson, who listened in on the call via speakerphone because she is close with the family, said on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday morning that Trump didn’t appear to know Sgt. La David Johnson’s name and that his widow “broke down” after her call with the President. Johnson was among the four US soldiers killed by enemy fire in the October 4 ambush.
Cowanda Jones-Johnson, a family member who raised Johnson, told CNN Wednesday that Wilson’s account of the call between Trump and Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, was “very accurate.”
Trump denied Wilson’s account in both a tweet and a statement made at the White House.
While Kelly did not contradict Wilson’s account, he suggested her decision to speak out about the conversation “eroded a great deal” the sacrifice of men and women in uniform.
“Let’s not let this maybe last thing that is held sacred in our society, a young man, a young woman going out and giving his or her life for our country, let’s try to somehow keep that sacred,” Kelly said.
Kelly prefaced his criticism by drawing on his own experiences losing a son — which he rarely discusses publicly — to paint a picture for Americans of the ultimate sacrifice only a sliver of the population will ever know.
In gut-wrenching detail, Kelly spoke of the meticulous process by which the bodies of American troops are returned to the United States — “their first stop is when they are packed in ice” — and spoke of military casualty officers proceeding “to break the heart of a family member” by informing them of their child or spouse’s death.
He spoke of war buddies phoning families, like his, to share stories of the fallen and said the letters from commanders and the President of the United States don’t help ease the pain.
Kelly’s place at the podium came days after Trump pulled his chief of staff into the political storm by saying in an interview with Fox News: “You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?”
The answer to that question was no, Kelly said Thursday, though he stressed “that was not a criticism.”
In fact, Kelly said he advised Trump not to phone the families of fallen soldiers because “if you’re not in the family, if you’ve never worn the uniform, if you’re not in combat, you can’t even begin to imagine how to make that call.”
When Trump insisted on making the calls, Kelly offered advice.
But Kelly said Wilson exhibited “selfish behavior” with her account of the call.
The former four-star Marine Corps general said Wilson’s words prompted him to leave the White House to go to Arlington National Cemetery and “go walk among the finest men and women on this earth.”
The rest of the CNN story mixes anti-Trump rhetoric with criticism of Kelly for not criticizing Trump. The excerpt above summarizes the meat of the story.
The hatred of Donald Trump (because he’s white?) continues in this outburst of psychobabble from The Miami Herald.
Here’s a short excerpt:
Everything is always about him.
His ego, not the nation, is President Donald Trump’s first priority.
If he proved anything this week, it’s that the consoler-in-chief role isn’t made for a man with his short-circuited emotional range.
President Trump is tone deaf. He can’t even carry out a condolence call to a pregnant widow with kind words that comfort like an embrace. He can’t muster the pathos and empathy that the depths of grief call for.
He doesn’t have it in him to be compassionate.
He doesn’t have it him to show, God forbid, an ounce of humility.
He doesn’t have it him to carry himself with the dignity and tact the presidency requires.
And so the MSM continues to propagandize rather than simply report the news. Make no mistake. Anti-Trump propaganda is anti-white propaganda. It’s aimed at every white person in the world. Until we have our own ethnostate, free from diversity, we’ll have to listen to this kind of nonsense every day for the rest of our lives.
I’m tired of it.
(((They))) come up with this stuff in order to discredit reasonable skepticism about the official explanation for events such as the Las Vegas massacre.
Ignore. These are most likely paid Jew trolls pushing this nonsense. Just remember that it’s not harmless if it damages real analysis of Deep State mischief.
Excerpt from USA Today
n the beginning, first lady Melania Trump was mocked for her absence from the White House. Then she was criticized for her clothes and her shoes. On Wednesday some conspiracy theorists on Twitter were convinced she wasn’t even Melania — she’s a body double!
Soon after a tweet asserting this was posted, the reaction tweets were off to the races as jokesters, paranoids, gif-makers and Trump supporters vied with one another to make the case, knock it down or just have a good time posting clever pictures and videos.
More proof that startling numbers of people on Twitter have way too much time on their hands? For the record, there is no Melania Trump body double, but that didn’t stop the blathering about it.
A few more Tweets:
If you’re a native born American and you don’t like Trump’s wall there’s something wrong with you.
Even as mere symbolism, the wall makes an impressive statement. In the end, the wall should be more than symbolism though. It will keep at least some invaders out of the country.
Now, if only Congress will cooperate so the wall can be built. It’s not clear that Congress will fund it or legislate in such a way that Mexicans pay for it. But there’s no doom and gloom here. The wall looks impressive, so let’s do it.
Excerpt from AZ Central
SAN DIEGO — Workers toiled in intense 95-degree heat here Tuesday, putting final touches on eight possible versions of President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall.
As an Oct. 26 deadline to finish the prototype border-wall designs drew near, The Arizona Republic toured the construction site a few dozen yards from the border that divides this city from neighboring Tijuana, Mexico.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded eight contracts to six companies, including two from Arizona, to build the prototypes. Four are made of reinforced concrete, and another four incorporate additional construction materials. Construction began on Sept. 26, giving companies 30 days to finish.
By Tuesday afternoon, when CBP allowed The Republic access to the site, five of the wall designs had already been completed and were fenced off with caution tape.
But crews were still at work on others, installing vertical concrete panels on one design, using cranes and bulldozers to place them upright. Another two prototypes were in various stages of construction.
The construction site is about 2 miles east of San Diego’s Otay Mesa border crossing, in the foothills of the Otay Mountains.
At 30 feet, the designs dwarf the primary fence that currently marks the international boundary — it’s made of rusted Vietnam War-era landing mats. They are nearly twice the height of the secondary metal-mesh fence, which ends near where the prototypes are being built.
Their height, officials said, is intended to make a statement to criminals and would-be unauthorized crossers: Stay away.
“The 30 feet is very impressive,” said Mario Villareal, the division chief for the San Diego Sector Border Patrol. “What we’re trying to accomplish is by putting tactical infrastructure on the border, by having all-weather roads, by putting Border Patrol agents on the immediate border is the deterrence.”
Whether the border-wall prototypes keep people away, will be closely scrutinized in the coming weeks. After they are done, CBP will move to the “test and evaluation” of each of the eight structures.
There are more pictures at the link.