The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Yesterday, Americans all across the country recognized the 21st anniversary of the vicious 9/11 attacks. I was pleased to see what appeared to be a greater emotional reaction to the anniversary than I had initially expected. But the left provided its usual quota of disgusting insanity.
First, the good. A young New York City policewoman had the honor of singing the national anthem at the Jets/Ravens NFL game yesterday. Either her mic went out or she just stopped singing for some reason.
But tens of thousands of New Yorkers in the packed stadium picked up right where she left off and belted out the national anthem. If you missed it, you can watch it here. It will make your day.
In stark contrast to that moving display of patriotism, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chairwoman of the House Progressive Caucus, tweeted this: “Today we remember the 2,996 people who were killed on 9/11.” There’s just one problem – she’s off by exactly 19 extra people.
Jayapal evidently wanted to remember the honored dead and included the 19 Islamist hijackers. Unbelievably, she did the same thing last year. And, just like last year, she quickly took down her tweet. She’s obviously trying to make an insane ideological point.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Virginia Senator Mark Warner, a so-called “moderate,” used the 9/11 anniversary to launch an ugly attack on millions of Americans.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee was asked by “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, “How vulnerable [do] you think America is now, [and] are we paying enough attention to the Middle East and to Afghanistan?”
Warner took that question about the Middle East and suggested that the greatest threat to America today comes from MAGA conservatives. I’m curious: Where was Sen. Warner over the past year on the failed vetting of Afghan refugees?
But Sen. Warner wasn’t alone. Hillary Clinton exploited 9/11 to attack those in her “basket of deplorables.” Even President Joe Biden could not resist using his remarks at the Pentagon’s 9/11 memorial service to more subtly rehash his recent comments about “defending our democracy.”
Of course, the compliant left-wing media knew exactly what he meant by that, given the administration’s obsession with “right-wing domestic terrorism.”
More Left-wing Lunacy
Speaking of left-wing insanity, Vice President Kamala Harris sat down for an interview with “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd. Every American should see this interview.
Todd asked Harris a very simple yes or no question: “Would you call the border secure?” Harris offered up one of her famous “word salads” in which she declared, “The border is secure.”
To his credit, Todd followed up on Harris’s bizarre response and gave her another opportunity to clarify her answer. Noting that two million illegal aliens have crossed the border since Biden took office, Todd asked, “You're confident this border's secure?”
Harris replied, “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”
How stupid does she think we are?
First of all, that’s a blatant lie. The fact that two million illegal aliens have crossed the border proves two things: Border security is not a priority at all, and the border is obviously not secure!
Second, just because they say the border is secure, doesn’t make it secure. But Biden Administration officials have been lying about the border since the day they took power. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas frequently claims the “border is secure.”
That’s their line, and they’re sticking to it -- no matter how absurdly laughable it is. It’s a total lie, and it’s totally insane to suggest the border is under control.
But while we’re on the subject of border security, the community of San Carlos, California, was shocked last week by the brutal beheading of Karina Castro. It turns out that her murderer is an illegal immigrant from Venezuela.
If our immigration laws were enforced, two little girls would still have their mother today.
Is Harris A Racist?
Whenever conservatives say liberals are using open borders and illegal immigration to import new voters, the left accuses conservatives of racism. But I couldn’t help but notice that Harris repeatedly made the point in her interview that liberals are using open borders to import more voters.
Here’s her full explanation when asked if the border was secure:
“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship. The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”
There is a lot to unpack there. But the bottom line is that the left is demanding amnesty and citizenship for everyone they have allowed to enter the country illegally.
Yes, they are importing new voters!
Harris’s Nuclear Threat
Vice President Harris also made it clear in her interview with Chuck Todd that should progressives win two more Senate seats this November, they will go nuclear on abortion by invoking the so-called “nuclear option” to break Senate rules and eliminate the legislative filibuster. Harris said:
“Our president has said he will not let the filibuster get in the way. If the Senate through a majority vote, votes to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, he will sign it into law. . . We need to hold on to the Senate and get two more [seats], then we can put into the law the protections of Roe v. Wade.”
Just to be absolutely clear: The Women’s Health Protection Act doesn’t take us back to Roe. It takes us to a place we’ve never been.
It is an extreme measure that goes well beyond Roe v. Wade. That’s why even “pro-choice” senators like Joe Manchin, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski voted against it.
It wipes out hundreds of state laws restricting abortion, and forces every state in the union to accept abortion on demand during all nine months of pregnancy. Parental notification laws would be gone. Limits on taxpayer funding of abortion would be gone. Bans on late-term abortions would be gone.
Kamala Harris just can’t wait to pass that extreme legislation into law. That’s her priority.
Roberts Defends The Court
If Senate progressives succeed in eliminating the filibuster, the odds are overwhelming that they will take other extreme actions like packing the Supreme Court with additional left-wing radicals.
So, it was notable this weekend that Chief Justice John Roberts, who frequently disappoints conservatives, took a moment to defend the Supreme Court from left-wing attacks. Speaking at a judicial conference over the weekend, Roberts said:
“The Court has always decided controversial cases and decisions always have been subject to intense criticism and that is entirely appropriate. . . Yes, all of our opinions are open to criticism. In fact, our members do a great job of criticizing some opinions from time to time. But simply because people disagree with an opinion is not a basis for criticizing the legitimacy of the court.”
The left’s aggressive and dangerous attacks on an independent branch of government led an unhinged radical to threaten to kill multiple justices.
I am glad the chief justice spoke up against the left’s intolerance. I hope he continues to do so.