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.
I didn’t pay much attention to the hyperactive coverage of Barack Obama’s speech in Illinois on Friday. It felt like a tired follow-up to his thinly disguised campaign trail appearance at John McCain’s funeral that confirmed Donald Trump is the only issue for the midterm election. Obama and the Democrats who still follow in line behind him have nothing to offer except higher taxes, leftist extremism, more illegal immigrants, and an agenda that relies on turning Trump into a bad president. In my book that’s a go-nowhere offering that hints strongly at failure.
Donald Trump never got any credit for what he did to honor John McCain’s passing and I don’t mean the snafu over flying the flag at half-staff. I’m talking about making McCain great again for the last time. This is the question no one is asking: if so many prominent figures and the news outlets that covered the event didn’t have such a profound dislike for America’s president, would McCain’s funeral and ultimately his memory have received the same attention?