Update: Trump: It’s time for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S. We’re shocked. Shocked!!! We’re shocked that anyone thinks this hurts Trump at all. We’re even more shocked that the GOP candidates think their mad denunciations of Trump help them at all. Shocked!!!
Lohan Graham declared Trump “downright dangerous” and suggested “Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.” Jeb Bush roused his energy level sufficiently to say Trump is “unhinged”. Marco Rubio attacked Trump’s “offensive and outlandish statements”. These dolts pay political consultants for advice that results in this???
Trump hater Erick Erickson has it correct when he writes “This is a Brilliant Move by Donald Trump.”
Donald Trump just trumped all the Republican candidates for President. [snip]
And the responses all amounted to “we must let muslims enter our country,” which sounds a whole lot like “we must allow all Mexicans in our country,” which everyone knows is blatantly untrue on both counts. [snip]
So, to put it another way, the day after the President failed to reassure a scared public following the second worst terrorist attack since 9/11 on domestic soil, Donald Trump not only got himself to the right of all the other candidates, but also got every single one of them save for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to align themselves with Barack Obama.
Trump reads the post-San Bernadino zeitgeist correctly. After the Obama drivel from Sunday night Trump exudes leadership and common sense. Hey, Chipotle has a food poisoning problem and the store shuts down until the problem is identified and resolved. That’s what Trump is saying. Stop all Muslim immigration to the U.S. until we can all figure out what to do about the possibility of terrorists coming in to kill or even home grown Muslims going jihad nuts.
But is Trump’s proposal unconstitutional? During the Cold War travel to and from entire countries was banned and Americans had a lot of explaining to do before being let back in. The Chinese Exclusion Act wasn’t unconstitutional. Would such a temporary ban violate the First Amendment and the “no religious test” provision? Certainly not for non-Americans. As for Americans that go to Syria (and similar places) then want to come back – um, explanations and the thorough investigations of those explanations could take a long long long time.
As to the religious test as unconstitutional that does not appear rational if you have an entire class of persons from one particular religion that want to overthrow the government. That’s the problem with political Islam. An entire country, a theocracy, that demands “Death to America” and we’re told travel to and from there cannot be banned? An entire region of “Death to America” can’t be banned? That’s crazy. The First Amendment is not a suicide clause.
Of course to remove all questions of unconstitutionality, we could just temporarily stop all immigration – legal and illegal – and that solution is just one suicide vest away from public approval.
Hillary Clinton is mumbling to herself today and Hillary2016 has gone dark.
Last night Barack Obama assaulted the nation with one of the most atrocious “speeches” ever delivered to homo sapiens. Barking dogs in the night are more eloquent and screechy cats with tails caught under a rocker more pleasant to listen to than what we humans endured last night from that miserable creep called Barack Obama. From Hillary Clinton silence.
We advised Hillary Clinton way back to run in 2016 as the CHANGE candidate. Instead of our forward looking to 2016 advice, Hillary Clinton decided to run as the third Obama term so afraid is she of the kook left that now controls the Obama Dimocrats. Now the chickens of that decision come home to roost so Hillary Clinton takes refuge in silence.
Silence is about the only friend Hillary Clinton has. Barack Obama is a disaster for America and every day until November 2016 the disaster will be more and more evident. ObamaCare does not work and the failures increase exponentially every day until November 2016. The worldwide economy is failing. The American economy will likely (66% probability) go into recession in 2016 says Citibank. And Hillary Clinton thinks Americans have not suffered enough so she will be the Obama third term.
Silence is about the only tactic left for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama carpet bombed her and Hillary2016 last night. So Hillary stays quiet as a mouse, mumbling to herself, hoping the big cats won’t notice.
The big cats on CNN noticed how bad the Obama projectile vomiting last night was.
ISIS had a good laugh at the expense of American lives and principles. Barack Obama had a good laugh at the expense of Hillary2016 last night. Hillary Clinton got a good beating last night delivered by Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton embraced the Obama third term strategy and now Hillary Clinton will have to live with the consequences.
America does not need an Obama third term. America does not need more time for Obama treachery/stupidity:
U.S. Intel to Obama: ISIS Is Not Contained
A new report stands in stark contrast to earlier White House assurances that ISIS had been ‘contained.’
Obama’s speech last night was a disaster both in terms of the treachery, as Obama continues to do everything he can to help Muslim terrorists, but also in it’s delivery. For Hillary Clinton the consequences are deadly.
So bad was the Obama speech last night in policy and in presentation that Hillary Clinton has shut her mouth:
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama’s Oval Office address to the country Sunday did little to impress one of his loudest critics in the race to replace him. [snip]
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who had promised to live-tweet the speech, came to the quick conclusion, “We need a new President – FAST!”
The real estate mogul had little else to say other than, “Is that all there is?” [snip]
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have yet to comment on the President’s remarks.
From Hillary Clinton last night and today, there has been silence on the Obama speech. All the Republican candidates spoke out against Obama’s speech. From Hillary Clinton there was the silence of the tomb.
Earlier on Sunday, Hillary Clinton had something smart to say about the upcoming Obama speech:
“We’re not winning, but it’s too soon to say that we are doing everything we need to do,” Clinton said. “And I’ve outlined very clearly we have to fight them in the air, we have to fight them on ground, and we have to fight on the Internet. And we have to do everything we can with our friends and partners around the world to protect ourselves.”
“I think …that’s what we’ll hear from the president, an intensification of the existing strategy, and I think there’s some additional steps we have to take.”
Actually, that was just blather from Hillary Clinton as she crossed her fingers and HOPEd Barack Obama would start “intensification” and take strong “additional steps” against ISIS. Hillary’s foolish hopes were dashed. That blather from Hillary was better than the nonsense crap that came from her shortly after she made those remarks:
Clinton again rejected the use of the term “radical Islam” arguing “that sounds like we are declaring war against a religion … I don’t want to do that because, number one, it doesn’t do justice to the vast numbers of Muslims in our own country and around the world who are peaceful people.” She said the term also “helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists who use this as a way of saying we’re in a war against the West. You must join us. If you are a Muslim, you must join us.”
Donald Trump immediately attacked Clinton, saying on Twitter that she was “afraid” to use that language.
On Remember Pearl Harbor Day it is galling to hear such nonsense from anyone let alone Hillary Clinton who knows better but won’t tell the truth about Barack Obama. We all know, as Americans did back then, that not all Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and not all Japanese supported the imperialist aims of the war party in Japan that ruled the country then. We all know that not all Americans supported the war effort at home, nor did all Americans vote for and support Franklin Roosevelt. But to make fine distinctions would have been stupid then as they are now, and Hillary Clinton knows better but continues to pretend she is stupid as she take refuge in silence.
Chris Christie has a good retort to Hillary Clinton’s nonsense:
“This is the problem with the president and with Secretary Clinton, who provide leadership by euphemism. They won’t say radical Islamic jihadists,” Christie said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“Now, when you say radical Islamic jihadists, they understand, the rest of the Muslim community understands, the folks who are peaceful, and who attend mosques in a peaceful way, work in our country, raise their families, pay their taxes, they know they’re not radical Islamic jihadists,” he said. “That’s why we need to use the words, because it differentiates them from the peaceful, law-abiding American Muslims who play by the rules and raise their families and don’t want to see this kind of conduct going on.”
Some Japanese did not support imperialist Japan war aims just as some Germans did not support the Third Reich, but “Qui tacet consentire” – silence gives consent.
Qui tacet consentire. Silence gives consent. Hillary Clinton’s silence helps Barack Obama but it dooms Hillary2016.
On Pearl Harbor Day, silence is not golden. Silence gives consent.