U.S. adversaries and the emerging threats they create span the globe. Their identities don’t change much from year to year, but their ability to do harm grows while the politicians who run our government dictate responses that best suits their needs. Sometimes these responses are well thought out and sound. Sometimes they are purely political and make no sense.
A sickening consequence of the Democratic Party’s anger over the 2017 election and their new rise to power after midterms is that more Americans will be lumped into Hillary’s basket with terrorists and the radical right. Democrats never accused Islamic thought of aiding and abetting extremism after terror attacks in the U.S. In fact, they blamed the nation for Islamophobia and went out of their way to declare the opposite.
You got what you wanted. The Democrats you voted for won. Maybe you did even better than that and instead of an old school lefty you backed one of the insurgents or neo-socialist whack jobs that liberal America is so enamored with. The media told you that Tuesday’s election was a referendum on the Trump administration. You felt good when it was over, but even though his party lost the House and you can sniff impeachment in the air you’re still not satisfied. How can you revolt against Trump for all the terrible things he’s done?
A caravan from Honduras isn’t news. The number of unauthorized Hondurans has exploded over the past decade. What’s new is how they are used against us. There is no length Democrats won’t go to in their quest to bring more dependence to U.S. taxpayers. Their story of bedraggled, beaten-down refugees from Central America culls up lots of sympathy from the left, but how much of what they tell us about the caravan from Honduras stands up to the facts? Not much, according to annual reports from Homeland Security.
The RNC showed up in my mailbox with its hand out. The solicitation for political donations to the Republican Party came disguised as a survey with a vaguely threatening “FINAL NOTICE” at the top of the page. An offer to contribute $1,000 or more was at the bottom. Fortunately for the RNC there is no shame in politics, but that doesn’t mean I’ll pay for a party that won’t deliver. Here is a smattering of the questions that preceded the credit card form and my optional $15 “processing fee” for completing the survey.