ONE-TRICK PHONIES

Let me get this right. President Trump told four radical, anti-Semitic, America-hating Congresswomen to go home, fix the broken places they escaped from, and then they’d have the right to come back and tell us how to solve our problems. This led to a pearl-clutching meltdown of the statist left. It’s the end of the freaking world if the President calls out the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse. What’s missing is what is always absent in a hysterical fit: rational thought, proportion, context and most important, honesty.

The two words “go back” are endlessly repeated without the context of his full remarks. If you haven’t read the whole 3-paragraph tweet, please do. Here’s the link:

https://www.newsweek.com/you-can-disagree-his-language-trump-right-about-squad-opinion-1449766

Character assassination is a time-honored tool of the left, and their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Liberal lion of the Senate” Teddy Kennedy destroyed the reputation of Reagan Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, who was highly respected by all who worked with him and by those who appeared before him. But Kennedy was on a seek-and-destroy mission, and he succeeded. In his infamous “in Robert Bork’s America” speech, Kennedy threw every vile, loathsome charge at Bork, saying, “In Robert Bork’s America, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters.” The so-called conscience of the senate had, as it turned out, a very tiny conscience, but a large sexual appetite for women other than his wife. One of the many young women was Mary Jo Kopechne, who died at Kennedy’s hands in Chappaquiddick Creek to protect his chances at the presidency. This murderer was called a champion of women.

Another Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas, was dragged through the mud by Democrats and accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, Anita Hill. In front of the U.S. Senate and in full view of the nation, Thomas had to answer questions of a deeply personal nature, most phrased like this– “When did you start sexually harassing Anita Hill?” It was political blood-sport of the worst kind. Thomas’s reputation was damaged forever.

Most recently, of course, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused by Senate Democrats of rape. They dug up Christine Blasey-Ford and erased her social-media history (which pegged her as a Trump-hating Democrat activist,) and presto – instant victim-turned-accuser. Two of the lowest forms of human life are racists and rapists, and Democrats often accuse Republicans of both. Just to put a cherry on top of this ugly cake, Democrats added gang rape and alcoholism to the mix.

When then-Presidential candidate George W. Bush was governor of Texas, a black man, James Beard Jr., was tortured and killed by three racists who put Mr. Beard in chains and dragged him behind a truck. Bush refused to accept Justice Department help, which came in the form of labeling the murder a “hate crime;” instead, Bush let the process go forward in the Texas courts. Two of the three men were executed and a third is now serving a life sentence. Justice was done, and what did Bush get for his actions? That’s right, Democrats called him a racist.

A glaring double standard divides left and right. The left can accuse us of the most vile things and we’re supposed to take it. It takes courage to defend ourselves. Aristotle said, “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” Trump has oodles of it, and he was absolutely right to defend us against those four by calling them out. Don’t be intimidated by the latest tantrum thrown by the statist left. Look them in the eye and tell them, yep, I’m voting for Trump, and I’m giving him money, too. And I’ll be damned if I’ll be lectured by the likes of you.

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph.D.

A COUNTRY BROUGHT LOW

Democrats always aim for the lowest intellectual and moral common denominator, but the Senate hearings to vet Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh have marked a new low.

The hearings have been an orchestrated circus. Democrat operatives disguised as protesters disrupted the hearings. Many were forcibly removed, but the Democrats added to this theater of the absurd. California Senator Dianne Feinstein had received a letter from Dr. Christine Ford alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago. Feinstein sat on the letter for two months before dropping this dirty bomb just before a vote to recommend Kavanough to the full Senate.

Dr. Ford wanted to remain anonymous but Democrats outed her, forcing her to testify to the Senate and the nation. She testified in five-minute intervals, each followed by Democrat fawning. Cross-examinations rely on momentum; the goal is to put the witness on the defensive to get at the truth. Republicans never exposed the gaping holes in Ford’s story. It’s been said the difference between the political parties is that Democrats are shameless and Republicans are gutless. The failed cross-examination of Dr. Ford proves it.

Democrat Senators Booker, Blumenthal and Harris added to the spectacle. Feigning outrage, they walked out of the hearing. Any place is improved by their leaving.

Now Kavanaugh will have his seventh FBI background check. Democrats say this is the gold standard, but every key witness has already testified or has been deposed under oath. Not one of them corroborates Dr. Ford’s allegation, and in any case, the witnesses can’t change what they’ve already said lest they commit perjury.

Michelle Obama once famously exhorted Democrats to climb out of the rhetorical gutter, saying, “When they go low (Republicans), we go high.” But what Democrats do is go low, and then go lower.

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.