President Trump has done so much winning this week, I wonder if even he’s getting tired of it. First, there was the Mueller testimony, which backfired on the Democrats even worse than one of Wile E. Coyote’s ACME roadrunner traps. Then in the space of just 24 hours, Trump scored two more big wins, both on border security.
Friday, Trump announced a “landmark” agreement with Guatemala to help reduce the crush of migrants flooding into the US and demanding asylum. It would require those who cross into Guatemala on their way to the US from other Central American nations, such as El Salvador and Honduras, to apply for protection in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border.
Of course, that will still have to get past the inevitable lawsuits rushed into the courtrooms of activist liberal federal judges who have stymied Trump’s efforts to reduce illegal immigration before. But his other win this week might be a good omen on that front.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 along the ideological divide (that in itself is another Trump win) to overrule lower courts’ blocks on Trump using $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction after declaring a national emergency. Let’s hope this represents not only a step toward serious border security enforcement, but also a long-overdue reining in of activist liberal federal judges who seem to think they have more power than the President over dealing with immigration and determining national emergencies. There’s a reason why the writers of the Constitution placed the power to take swift action to deal with a national emergency into the hands of a single chief executive elected by the entire nation and not into the wheelhouse of 535 endlessly-bickering legislators or an untold number of power-drunk federal judges.
Democrats are screaming in fury (honestly, when are they not these days?) Some claim the Court is letting Trump spend the money on a “phony emergency” at the border. Oh, is it a “phony emergency” again? For a long time, it was a phony emergency, or more popularly, a “manufactured crisis.” Then when it became so obviously out of control that even the New York Times had to admit it was a crisis, it became useful to call it a real emergency so that Trump could be slammed as cruel for the way the hordes of illegal border crossers were being treated. Now that Trump has won his court battle to exercise his power to deal with it, I guess it’s “phony” again. Funny how the objective reality of the crisis changes, depending on what would be the most politically useful narrative for the Democrats.
And of course, they’re also accusing Trump of using executive orders to try to get around Congress. Again, remind me: is that bad now? Because when Obama did it, it was “bold, necessary action” and an example of real leadership.
Someone needs to issue daily online bulletins to help us all keep up with the constant shifts in the left’s standards of morality.