Fox News commentators have joined CNN’s in declaring there is “little appetite among Republican legislators to take up the issue of immigration.” Yes, the way Stephen Miller was carrying on at the presser podium today you’d think President Trump ran for and won the presidency based on his immigration plank. (Wait a sec; he did!)
Republicans are foolish enough to reject Trump’s immigration impetus (unveiled August 2, 2017). If they do, there will be a 3rd party revolution with men like Miller and Brannon in the lead.
Hopefully for the French, Marine Le Pen will become their next president, will keep all her promises, and shame President Donald Trump into keeping his.
If a President Marine Le Pen’s Front National keeps the promise to withdraw from the EU and the euro, perhaps the POTUS will be shamed into revisiting his promises about NATO. Remember those?
If a President Marine Le Pen’s Front National keeps the promise to end mass immigration; perhaps the POTUS will be reminded to keep his promises about the defining issue of our time: mass immigration.
Here’s hoping. After all, POTUS doesn’t like to be upstaged.
“I will protect you,” Le Pen vowed April 18. “‘My first measure as president will be to reinstate France’s borders,’ Le Pen said to wide applause and cheers from the crowd of about 5,000, prompting the Front National’s (FN) traditional ‘This is our home!’ chant.”
If she wins, Le Pen should certainly abolish France’s anti-speech laws, which saw her prosecuted for comparing Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation of France.
While I disagree with the writer’s conclusions regarding Donald Trump’s selection of successful businessmen, not all Anthony Zurcher’s questions are unreasonable, following President-elect Trump’s cabinet picks. After all, they’re “not exactly drawn from the ranks of the angry populist masses”:
* Since “the president-elect has frequently turned to the military brass,” will “Mr Trump’s picks give his administration a decidedly martial bent”? He campaigned on “a less interventionist foreign policy.”
* “Mr Trump railed against the political establishment on the campaign trail, but some of his nominees are very comfortable in the Washington ‘swamp'”: “Tom Price, slated for Health and Human Services, is a member of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. … Elaine Chao served as labour secretary under President George W Bush and is married to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell,” not to mention Republican Party darling, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Barack Obama began his presidency with hubris, promising in 2008 that, “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” He ends his eight lean years with the same boundless arrogance:
“I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated [my vision of progressive change], I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.”
So said Obama to “his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the ‘The Axe Files.'”
Incidentally, while campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Obama told voters they had to vote for her because his legacy was at stake. Now that voters rejected Hillary and with her his legacy, Obama is denying that the devastating Democratic defeat was a reflection on that legacy.
The wisest part of the interview with Obama is this:
“I have to — I have to be quiet for a while. I — I — and I don’t mean politically, I mean internally. I have to still myself and…”
What a great pick-up line.
And of course, Obama uses the part perfect tense correctly, quite rare in American letters these days. And he conjugates the verb to “run” correctly. Said the president, “If I had run again …” It would have been better had Obama said, “Had I run again.” Most writers or TV heads can’t conjugate. Sickening.