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Left Defends the Indefensible, Strengthening Trump

Left Defends the Indefensible, Strengthening Trump
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Michael Dorstewitz By Monday, 21 May 2018 04:50 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

President Donald Trump’s greatest political strength is his ability to get liberals to defend darned near anything no matter how outrageous, and denounce anything no matter how reasonable. It’s that ability that will prevent 2018 from becoming the "shellacking" his predecessor suffered in 2010.

MS-13 Brouhaha

Last week brought us the latest and perhaps the most bizarre example of the left’s derangement when Trump characterized MS-13 gang members as "animals."

Right on cue, liberals came to their defense.

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "we are all God’s children," and that "there is a a spark of divinity among every person on earth, and we all have to recognize that as we respect the dignity and worth of every person."

Writing what he called "the truth about the animals and the dog-whistles," Jamil Smith argued in Rolling Stone that to Trump, all undocumented immigrants are by extension MS-13. "And for those who are [violent gang members], robbing them of their humanity does not help reform them," he added.

CNN, ABC, and Telemundo contributor Ana Navarro also denounced Trump’s characterization of the brutal gang.

"Trump is in very bad company," she tweeted. "Nazis referred to Jews as 'rats.' Slave-owners viewed slaves as sub-human animals."

Her denouncement of referring to human beings as animals didn’t extend to the president himself, however. One month before the election, she called the future president an animal, apologizing to animals for her appraisal. "Should Donald Trump drop out of the race?" she asked. "Yes. He should drop out of the human race. He is an animal. Apologies to animals."

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro blasted both the media and the House minority leader, suggesting, "Maybe [Pelosi] ought to bring [MS-13 members] to her house and let them live with her."

Border Security

When Trump ordered National Guard troops to assist border security personnel early last month, Texas and Arizona immediately complied, followed by New Mexico.

California initially balked, but finally agreed with conditions.

"This will not be a mission to build a new wall," Gov. Jerry Brown warned Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary James Mattis in a letter.

"It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life," the California Democrat continued. "And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws."

Another Democratic Governor Brown — Oregon’s Kate Brown — announced that if she were told to send her own National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, she would "say no."

"As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border," she said.

She was never asked to do so for one obvious reason — Oregon doesn’t border Mexico, or any foreign country for that matter.

Addressing the issue of illegal immigration, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made one final plea for votes on Election Day. "In America, we build bridges, not walls,” she tweeted. “Let’s go out and prove that love trumps hate."

It didn’t work. Nonetheless, Democrats picked up on that theme and continue using it — "build bridges, not walls."

It’s just as ineffective now as it was on Nov. 8, 2016.

Yet 10 years earlier, then-Sen. Clinton, along with then-Sen. Barack Obama and current Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, approved the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized approximately 700 miles of addition barrier at the southern border, together with satellite and drone imagery, added lighting and vehicular fencing to combat illegal immigration.

Twenty-three other Democratic senators joined Obama, Clinton and Schumer to pass the bill.

Embassy Move

Congress overwhelmingly approved the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 — the Senate by 93-5, and the House by 374–37.

Although lawmakers from both sides of the aisle continue to voice support for the move, senior Democratic lawmakers denounced Trump’s decision to follow through on his promise to relocate to Israel’s capital.

Jack Holmes, writing for Esquire, called the decision "narrowly self-serving, completely ignorant of history and context, and liable to unleash mayhem as a result."

First daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump was blasted for smiling at the new U.S. embassy opening ceremony while "Israeli troops shot and killed at least 58 protesters in Gaza."

Her critics failed to mention that senior Hamas leader Salah al-Bardaweel acknowledged that 50 of those killed were Hamas members.

The U.S. State Department has designated Hamas as a terrorist organization since 1997. It’s safe to argue that the others killed were Hamas’ human shields.

Conclusion

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved $12.6 million for TV ads in its attempt to flip the House in November. But if its strategy is to simply defend the indefensible, it’s going to be an uphill battle for them.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson observed that if the party continues on this path, "by 2020, defending street gangs will be a key plank" of the Democratic Party’s platform.

The situation prompted radio host and perpetual never-Trumper Glenn Beck to don a "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) ball cap and join what he’d long considered the "dark side."

"But if you can drive me to the point to where I’ll wear one of these stupid red hats, I’m telling you you’re making a gigantic mistake — and I welcome it," he said.

Democrats lost 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm "shellacking."

At the rate they’re going, they may be in for another shellacking come November.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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MichaelDorstewitz
Democrats lost 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm shellacking. At the rate they’re going, they may be in for another shellacking come November.
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