Here’s an example of playing the “blame game” the way a pool shark plays billiards: with multiple bank shots that aim for winning by going all over the place.
Lisa Carr at the Victory Girls blog traces how the leftwing website Salon.com manages to blame the homeless problem on President Trump, which allows them to blame the homeless crazy guy in Florida mailing pipe bombs to Democrats on Trump, which they blame on Trump focusing his attention on illegal immigration and stopping that caravan of thousands of migrants from entering the US illegally instead of homelessnes, which they also blame on Republicans who voted for Trump and oppose illegal immigration. Dizzy yet?
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Maybe you’re thinking, “Wait a minute: homeless people have been around for decades. It’s Trump’s job to enforce immigration laws and protect the border. The pipe bomber lost his home while Obama was President and lived in his van in Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s district. Illegal immigrants increase homelessness by taking jobs from lower educated citizens. And they suck up billions of dollars in social services that could have been used to help the homeless.”
If so, then you’re obviously a hateful bigot who endorses sending pipe bombs to Democrats. You probably also engage in uncivil and dishonest political rhetoric.
Read this, then go take your entire family and all your friends to vote Republican.
Well, there’s still one more day of October to go, and I guess “October surprises” are now coming at the rate of at least one a day, so here’s the latest to slip in under the deadline:
A conservative activist says that on Thursday, he will reveal the identity of a “very credible” accuser who claims that special counsel Robert Mueller raped her at a hotel in Boston in 2010. Mueller claims the rape charge is false and politically-motivated (I thought that never happened?), that other women told him money was offered to them to accuse Mueller, and he’s turned the scheme over to the FBI to investigate. The activist denies knowing the women that Mueller referred to and accused Mueller of lying to evade the charge.
Here’s a story about the charges and Mueller’s response:
And the Gateway Pundit site obtained a redacted copy of the woman’s statement:
Of course, at this point, there’s no way of knowing whether the charge is true or not, but Mueller deserves the presumption of innocence, as do all who are accused. The only thing we do know for sure at this juncture is that the same liberal politicians and media figures for whom Mueller is their last hope of overturning the 2016 election, and who trashed the presumption of innocence and told us to “believe all women” during the Kavanaugh hearings, are already branding this woman as a paid-off lying liar, and they don’t even know her name yet.
I believe the term for this is "situational ethics."
Reader responses to Betty Bongo story
Marti A: Any chance her speech script is available? Sounds very informative. Thank you.
Laura: Betty was speaking from her heart, without a script or, as I recall, even note cards. I tried to paraphrase her remarks very accurately, so please share the article. Also, I’m certain a a video camera was recording her, so I’ll see if I can find out when and where the video will be available.
Connie: If there is some kind of way I can donate monetarily, please let me know. I will be praying for these women. Thank you for sharing your stories.
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President Trump revealed that he plans to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship, which is the practice of declaring any baby born on US soil to be an American citizen. This has given rise to the so-called “anchor baby” concept of illegal immigrants trying to get to the US to have children so they will be citizens, then use them to get the rest of the family to America (i.e., “chain migration.”)
There’s doubt whether he can do this legally. There will certainly be strenuous opposition from the left (along with lots of colorful curses and pejoratives), and no doubt some federal judges who think they’re the President will rule against him. But Trump might be willing to fight it all the way, just to see if the Supreme Court will rule in his favor, if he thinks the issue is important enough. Or maybe he’s just doing this to draw attention to the problems stemming from the practice and nudge Congress to act. Either way, he's at least forcing people to reexamine flawed policies that have been allowed to continue for decades until they're set in cement.
This link has some background and legal arguments on the subject.
And at this link, Instapundit blog master and university law professor Glenn Reynolds gives a first reaction to the order’s legal prospects and throws it open for discussion, with some commenters making interesting points about the legal history of birthright citizenship and whether it can be changed by executive order.