Every new day seemingly brings fresh evidence that this country’s left wing is totally unhinged.
Turn on cable news, and you will be repeatedly informed that the country has never been in a worse position than it is today. That, of course, is not how most normal Americans view the situation.
With an overreliance on “breaking news” graphics, the hyping of irrelevant or minor controversies, an obsession with palace intrigue and the deliberate coverage of salacious stories at the expense of policy debates, the national media and the Democratic Party are working hand in hand.
Consider just a few recent examples:
This week, the Commerce Department made the modest change for the 2020 national census, reinstating a question on citizenship. The response was predictable. California filed a lawsuit. Liberals screamed “racism!” and stoked fears of conspiracies against minorities and immigrants. Ask yourself this: Why would we not want to know how many citizens there in a specific city, county, district or state? Wouldn’t better data produce a better result?
Then there’s retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stephens, who argued in a New York Times op-ed that the Second Amendment should be repealed. Justice Stephens should be praised for his honesty. Most gun control advocates pretend they are only interested in “gun safety,” when the real goal is to undermine gun rights for all law-abiding citizens. The plan is to create a national gun registry, followed by a repeal of the constitutional guarantee embodied in the Second Amendment, followed by confiscation. It’s just that few are as candid as Justice Stephens.
Meanwhile, a television interview with an adult film actress — which included almost no news whatsoever — was accorded major story status, even though the allegations involved a consensual relationship more than a decade old. The wall-to-wall coverage came even though the actress had signed a nondisclosure agreement and previously released a press statement denying that the affair ever happened. Aside from questions of who would ever believe her and who is paying her legal bills, how is this legitimate news worthy of serious coverage?
For more leftist derangement, noted that California’s Democratic overlords have passed a law making it the first “sanctuary state,” meaning state law enforcement officials will sharply limit cooperation with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Recently Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf outrageously tipped off her constituents about an impending ICE operation, allowing hundreds of targeted individuals to hide or escape. The enforcement action arrested 232 undocumented immigrants across northern California, with 115 of those having either prior felonies or “significant or multiple” misdemeanors. The Justice Department is investigating Ms. Schaaf and, in response to the new California law, has filed suit challenging the law’s constitutionality. This week, Orange County’s Board of Supervisors voted to join the lawsuit against the state government. Does the rule of law not matter in California?
In every case, we see the professional left looking to frustrate the legitimate exercise of democratic governance, pushing for a less accurate census, taking away longstanding gun ownership rights and rejecting the rule of law outright. It would not be hard to find additional examples of liberals rejecting family values and religion, supporting abortion on demand, threatening religious liberty, and outwardly opposing law enforcement.
By contrast, what kinds of things do Republicans stand for? The contrast could not be sharper.
Republicans stand for economic opportunity, personal liberty, strong families and a robust national defense. These things have been consistent for decades.
Periodically, pundits or candidates claim there is no real difference between the political parties. I have always believed that is an absurd proposition. But there is no reason to believe that the parties are converging today.
Anyone who supports repealing the 2nd Amendment needs to leave the country and never ever return and that includes all liberal democrats especialy Major Owens Obama and the Clinton’s and John Kerry the traitor who signed the Small Arms Control Treaty by the Useless Nations who never was for World Peace
“Constitutional scholars” such as Obama merely study the Constitution to find the means to circumvent it. The left happily honors the Constitution when it prevents a challenge to their agenda an even more happily violate it to achieve their ends. The US is great because of what it is NOW, not what Obama and the left would fundamentally change it into.
Liberals would have no support were it not for the corrupt media. The media represents the enablers of bad behavior which threatens the power and security the US represents.
Support for repeal of the Second Amendment is a decidedly minority position, even among Democrats. To equate this position with mainstream support for more effective firearm regulation is nothing less than a lie—which, of course, didn’t prevent Donald Trump from immediately latching onto it.
As the linked article points out, Justice Stevens, whose public comment brought up the topic of repeal, “…is a lifelong Republican who was appointed by Republican President Gerald Ford.”
@Deplorable Me, #2:
As President, Obama was twice as smart as Donald Trump and ten times more honest. Trump doesn’t know squat about Constitutional law. What he knows is how to manipulate a particular sort of reality television audience.
@Greg: We know Obama is your god. Don’t, however, expect anyone else to worship at that altar of failure.
So it shouldn’t be a problem for them to go on record supporting it, right?
So, what other regulations the government can fail at implementing and utilizing would you like to enact? The entire problem that caused Parkland was not a lack of regulation, an absence of background checks or the availability of a weapon; it was that information vital to maintaining background checks was kept from the resources and the authorities, from local to the FBI failed to act on the information they had.
If you truly think that, you don’t know diddly squat about what Democrats are thinking. Obama was competent, generally truthful, and generally consistent. He was a good role model as a father, a husband, a compassionate human being, and a national and global leader. He respected those he worked with, strove to made friends rather than enemies, and didn’t engage in gratuitous insults or humiliation. Compare and contrast.
You called this man a liar and narcissist, and then proceeded to elect as his successor another who is a textbook example of both. Trump slams everybody. His predecessors have more class—though, Lord knows, they could say plenty. Maybe they think it’s all too obvious to bother with. In the face of Trump’s attacks, Obama and other ex-presidents remain silent
@Greg: Dear deluded soul. What a pitiful, vacuous being.
Obama was the greatest failure as President n history. Once the investigations are concluded, his administration will be found to have been the most corrupt and scandalous in history as well. Worship well, my friend. Worship well.
Obama not only openly falsely criticizes Trump, he even does it on foreign soil. This is no surprise since he blamed his every failure on HIS predecessor, Bush. He is a classless crybaby and liar.