And yes, if you ignore due process, you will inevitably end up unlawfully retaining citizens, because a) all detention without due process is illegal, and b) due process is how you determine who is and is not a citizen. There literally is no other way.
Dude has always been this fraudulent, but I honestly never expected him to make it so blindingly OBVIOUS. This wasn’t even a hard thing to get right. Not even close to hard.
The senator’s campaign was the first to unionize, a fact Sanders has touted, but its employees say they are struggling to make ends meet, documents show.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/politics/labor-fight-roils-bernie-sanders-campaign-as-workers-demand-the-15-hourly-pay-the-candidate-has-proposed-for-employees-nationwide/2019/07/18/3a6df9f4-a966-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html
Imagine the news broke that Hillary was directly involved in an illegal scheme to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in the weeks prior to the election to keep the news of her or Bill’s affair quiet. How would people react in this world?
Republicans would lose their minds, obviously. And before you say “Democrats would rally behind her,” remember how they reacted to far less damaging news about Senator Al Franken? THAT would be how they react.
I point this out not to scream HYPOCRISY. That’s pointless, and all y’all need to stop with that. No. I point it out to remind you once again that when they cloak their outrage in the language of morality and ethics, you shod forevermore ignore that rhetoric, safe in the hard earned knowledge that they never meant any of it. It’s a cloak and a disguise designed to help them achieve their purely partisan goals, no different from the manner in which their pious pleadings about how debt threatens THE CHILDREN disappear a short nanosecond after they take control from their opponents.
They mean none of it. Not the rank and file. Not David Brooks. Not Eric Erickson. Not Steve Bannon. Not Bill Kristol. Not Rand Paul. Not a single one of them.
Y’all didn’t believe me before. Now you’ve seen for yourselves. None of it.
Remember when they tried to pretend he wasn’t really calling other countries “shitholes?” When the real racism was Democrats and independents agreeing that’s he’s actually a racist, and not just an old guy accidentally wandering too close to racist rhetoric? And when calling a fellow American “deplorable” because they said things EXACTLY like this was therefore beyond the pale?
Our president is a racist. He looks at Americans of color and says to the world “they should go back to where they came from.” Because to him, they aren’t Americans at all. Because racism.
I realize it’s like an endless stream of this right now, but….remember all the “don’t tread on me”s and pocket constitutions and OUTRAGES over threats to free speech from “shadow bans” and “political correctness” and college campuses activists and…whatnot.
They mean NONE of it, not really. They never have. It’s always been an exercise in special pleading, not principle.
They hate identity politics because its encroaching on their turf. They hate moral relativism because it threatens to level the playing field. They hate when they see others “policing speech” because they want to own that game. And wear use the language of principle as a disguise, both because it makes them feel better about themselves and because it works. But only so long as YOU let it.
Whatever else this absurd excuse for an administration has or has not done, it has forever exposed that fact to the world, so long as we all pay attention.
And at this rate, it will be twice that by the time you’re grandmother. The cost to our shared society is going to be immense.
I like how Trump thinks this exonerates him somehow. “How could I know he would be so bad?!? After all, I’m only the guy who chose him for the position and to whom he directly reported. What did you expect me to do here?!?”
it’s like he sees even his own Presidency as a reality show outside of his control. Which in some ways is really funny, but in others…