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Has Everybody Gone Insane?

Posted on | January 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Has Everybody Gone Insane?

Don’t piss off the Jews by issuing a statement on the Holocaust that doesn’t mention Jews. I don’t think this needs any explanation, as it seems obvious to me that (a) when you’re a Republican and (b) the Left is comparing you to Hitler, then (c) you probably shouldn’t offend John Podhoretz. Also, when you’re cracking down on Islamic terrorism, obviously this is something you can expect conservative Jews to support, and this support is very crucial from a standpoint of political strategy, so offending John Podhoretz is doubly foolish at this point. Enough said.

Meanwhile, David French is defending Trump’s policy:

To read the online commentary, one would think that President Trump just fundamentally corrupted the American character. You would think that the executive order on refugees he signed yesterday betrayed America’s Founding ideals. You might even think he banned people from an entire faith from American shores. . . .
CNN, doing its best Huffington Post impersonation, ran a headline declaring “Trump bans 134,000,000 from the U.S.” The Huffington Post, outdoing itself, just put the Statue of Liberty upside down on its front page.
So, what did Trump do? Did he implement his promised Muslim ban? No, far from it. He backed down dramatically from his campaign promises and instead signed an executive order dominated mainly by moderate refugee restrictions and temporary provisions aimed directly at limiting immigration from jihadist conflict zones. . . .
First, the order temporarily halts refugee admissions for 120 days to improve the vetting process, then caps refugee admissions at 50,000 per year. Outrageous, right? Not so fast. Before 2016, when Obama dramatically ramped up refugee admissions, Trump’s 50,000 stands roughly in between a typical year of refugee admissions in George W. Bush’s two terms and a typical year in Obama’s two terms.

Read the whole thing. At one point, French was mentioned as a possible third-party candidate by the GOP “Never Trump” crowd, so he can scarcely be called a sockpuppet for the Trump administration, but the liberal media accounts have distorted what Trump actually did, and the reaction has been as crazy as . . . Well, I leave it to you, Captain Kirk.




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