One of our favorite things about President Trump is how easily he’s able to get Democrats to defend the most outrageous ideas. With his hardline “America First” policies, he’s convinced Democrats to support Iran, go to bat for illegal immigration, bash police, and even stand up for the practice of letting babies die on the operating table. As long as it puts them to the left of Trump, Democrats are willing to support and promote the sickest political platform in American history. It really is remarkable.
This week, in the wake of Trump’s expanded travel ban, Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are basically telling us that they would rather let terrorists come into the country than to flirt with any policy that smacks of “discrimination.”
“The Trump administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our values and the rule of law,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The sweeping rule, barring more than 350 million individuals from predominantly African nations from traveling to the United States, is discrimination disguised as policy.”
Ah, we’ve shifted from “Muslim-majority” nations to “predominately African.”
The new travel ban will keep current policies in place for Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen while adding six new dangerous countries: Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sudan.
“With this latest callous decision, the President has doubled down on his cruelty and further undermined our global leadership, our Constitution and our proud heritage as a nation of immigrants,” Pelosi said.
Really, Nancy? It’s our “heritage” to be a welcoming station for hordes of permanent immigrants from Sudan? You can’t be serious.
This has nothing to do with being “callous” or cruel or racist. This expanded travel ban merely targets countries who, for whatever reason, cannot provide the U.S. with enough documentation and information about their visa-seekers to allow for complete vetting. To keep letting immigrants from these countries move to the U.S. would be to throw our national security to the wind. It would be to simply cross our fingers and hope for the best. You want us to do that just so we can pat ourselves on the back for being politically correct?
Hopefully voters are watching carefully, because this is exactly the kind of dangerous nonsense that Democrats will bring to the White House if they win in November.