Friday, July 12, 2019

Kids In Cages; Democrat's Big BOO-BOO

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The Democrats vision for the country is to defeat Trump. Count the ways they dislike the President.

This week they were convening over the "grotesque" and "dehumanizing" kid's cages at Trump's detention centers at the border.

Now they're scrambling...deleting their social media posts...and trying to move on.

They made a very big boo-boo.

Victor Davis Hanson puts it in perspective: "The Democrats are running a race of inauthenticity."

Be informed.

The far Left, including the herd of candidates running for the presidency, with a united voice, said this, earlier this week: "Last week, members of our committee visited a dentition center at the southern border and discovered grotesque treatment of children."

Another tweet said, "This week, we are examining the inhumane treatment of the children in these detention centers."

And another criticized "Mr.Trump" for "grotesque and dehumanizing policies at the border."

The big boo-boo.

The Republican Oversight and Reform Committee saw the tweets, and said, "You all know that's a picture from 2014, right? Remind us who was president then."

The Democrats then began an intensive effort to scrub all the tweets and posts on social media about "Trump's cages."

Because they are actually "Obama's cages."

The pictures that have been spread across America and the World by the far Left and a complicit press were built and put in place by one of their own---President Obama.

I'm not challenging the conditions on the border, I haven't been there recently.

However, I am challenging the dishonesty and "inauthenticity" of the voices decrying them.

Well known actor Sam Elliot put it this way:

The race of inauthenticity.

Victor Davis Hanson is one of the most kind, gracious, insightful intellectuals I know.

He writes this in an article titled, "Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Inauthenticity."

An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democratic presidential primary candidates.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for years claimed Native American ancestry. An embattled Warren ironically took a DNA test that only proved her critics’ contention that she was no more of Native American heritage than the vast majority of Americans.
Another Democratic candidate, Robert Francis O'Rourke, is a rich white male who grew up in affluence. O'Rourke some time ago adopted the name “Beto,” an abbreviation for the Spanish “Roberto.” The Spanish-speaking, Irish-American O'Rourke, with a wink and nod, has assumed a useful near-Latino identity.
That ruse became a caricature in O'Rourke’s 2018 race for the Texas Senate. The second-generation Cuban-American incumbent, Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, was portrayed by the media as the non-Spanish-speaking “white guy” pitted against the more authentic Irish-American Latino “Beto.”
Few would know that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was actually born with the alliterative European name Warren Wilhelm Jr. With today’s politically correct calibrations of avoiding Northern European nomenclature, the Latinate “de Blasio” apparently ranks higher than the overtly German “Wilhelm.”
It has long been a populist tradition that presidential candidates downplay their financial success or even fabricate a “born in a log cabin” myth of early poverty and adversity. But recently, Democratic candidates have taken that trope to identity-politics extremes.
Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasizes his common-man Latino roots. But Castro never spoke fluent Spanish. Castro’s parents were solidly middle-class, and he took Latin and Japanese in school.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) often poses as a spokesman for the African American inner-city and is hoping to gain the nomination on the strength of his minority bona fides. But Booker grew up in the affluent and nearly all-white suburbs of New Jersey, the child of two IBM executives who sent him to Stanford, after which he became a Rhodes Scholar and Yale Law School graduate.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) attacked former Vice President Joe Biden in a recent debate by claiming that his opposition some 40 years ago to court-mandated busing had endangered her own chance at a good primary-school education. Perhaps. But the city of Berkeley, where Harris briefly lived in as a child before migrating to Canada, was well-integrated. A local school district, not a federal court, instituted the busing program she joined. Both of her parents have Ph.D.s, one a former Stanford professor, the other a scientist who often flew the young Harris to India to visit relatives.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) is running again as an unapologetic socialist, waging rhetorical class warfare against the haves on behalf of the have-nots. But while Sanders was often underemployed in his earlier years, after a lifetime of public office he is now a millionaire. He reportedly owns three homes and earned nearly $1 million from book royalties in both 2016 and 2017.
All of these candidates are running hard against President Donald Trump, the assumed wealthier, whiter and more toxic male in the White House.

He says, "Trump may be many things, and he may exaggerate data and fudge facts. But he at least seems authentically Trump./ He does not claim to be a poor victim, but instead brags on, or even exaggerates, his billions."

Hanson notes that Trump doesn't downplay his politically incorrect Scottish and German heritage, instead he may at time over emphasize it.

And Hanson observes that Trump always wears his hair the same way, and speaks in his authentic Queens accent whether he is talking to Alabama farmers, West Virginia miners or Michigan auto workers.

In contrast, Trump's political rivals are not forthcoming about who they really are. When it's convenient, they play down their advanced degrees, the success of their parents, their own advantaged upbringing---and based on their now growing attacks on their buddy Joe Biden, they seem to want to distance themselves from anyone upper-middle-class, white, male, heterosexual, Christian or old.

The mantra of the Left---the new so-called progressives, has become a movement about racism, misogyny, and class oppression--- it's everywhere, and no one is better equipped to stop it than the upscale Democrat candidates, who have supposedly lived through all of the above.

Hanson says, "No wonder such fantasies so often result in farce."

George Orwell wrote, "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it."

The Apostle Paul wrote, "Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong" (1 Corinthians 16:13).

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.