Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LIARS. Where Do Their Lies Stop, When?

What do Jeff Sessions, Kirstjen Nielsen, Donald Trump, FOX News and many of Trump's followers have in common? They're utter liars. They lie as easily as they breathe. They will lie about anything that they believe the Gullibillies will swallow - and that's a shipload of "anything."

When the tsunami of rage and disgust swept over the Executive Branch scumbags, they quickly tried to distract the collective idiocy by claiming they were only doing the very same thing that Obama had done during his presidency. It's the sort of thing scumbags do. And, as usual, it's a pack of lies.

"The Obama administration, the Bush administration all separated families," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters at the White House on Monday. "They absolutely did. They did — their rate was less than ours, but they absolutely did do this. This is not new."

But immigration advocates and former Obama administration officials say that's just not true: The Obama administration did not have any kind of widespread practice of separating children from their parents. Trump's policy aims to prosecute every single illegal border crossing, including asylum-seekers. The government separates children from their parents or legal guardians because the adults have been referred for prosecution for illegal entry into the United States. 
The idea that this is simply a continuation of an Obama-era practice is "preposterous," said Denise Gilman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas Law School. "There were occasionally instances where you would find a separated family — maybe like one every six months to a year — and that was usually because there had been some actual individualized concern that there was a trafficking situation or that the parent wasn’t actually the parent."
Once custody concerns were resolved, "there was pretty immediately reunification," Gilman told NBC News. "There were not 2,000 kids in two months — it’s not the same universe," she added.
Obama’s top domestic policy adviser, Cecilia Muñoz, said the Obama administration did consider a similar policy, but determined it heartless. 
"The agencies were surfacing every possible idea,” Muñoz told The New York Times in an interview recently. "I do remember looking at each other like, ‘We’re not going to do this, are we?’ We spent five minutes thinking it through and concluded that it was a bad idea. The morality of it was clear — that’s not who we are."
That is who Donald Trump is. He's more than a deviant, serial sex-offender, philandering, thieving and cheating narcissist. He's a sociopath, devoid of empathy, guided by no moral compass, a predator to all who fall within his reach. He's a despotic scumbag and it's time to realize those who follow and promote him, those who venerate him, evangelical or not, are no better. Donald Trump is an evil man, remarkably even eerily like evil men from the past. He breaks bread with kindred spirits such as Erdogan, Orban, Duterte, Kim and Putin.

Trump is evil and no one, especially no American, can refuse to see it. Our history books are full of what happens when people look the other way. For me, I merely have to look above my desk to see the pips and badges of the Canadian Fusiliers, the Oxford Rifles and the Essex Scottish, regiments in which my dad served and went to war to remind me of the evil that lurks in men such as Donald Trump.


rumleyfips said...

Yeah, but seriously for a moment, don't you think that wee donnie is getting tired of all the winning ?

Jay Farquharson said...

"Babies are seized from their mothers’ arms. Photographs show their anguish. News reports describe their cages. A recording captures their wailing and a U.S. border official’s cold mockery. A defiant President Trump falsely blames others for the misery he created.

And Republican lawmakers respond as they often have: They hold another hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails."

the salamander said...

.. so true, they all lie, lie, lie
But they run the whole spectrum of deceit as well
spinning, deflecting, bending, twisting fantasy into 'facts'
Denials, blame game, sheer fabrications.. daily
Its all meant to grind down the voters
and mainstream media primarily pimps it out
Its an endless litany of deviousness
the muddying of the waters, churning nonsense out..

Oh ! Out comes the holy bible !
Its an onslaught enacted upon reality
The swamp was never drained, there is no winning
instead a septic tank was added & lo it pumps into the swamp
as president bone spurs bathes in it
its his native habitat, sloshing around
and just look at the quality of his enablers..
Newt, Cruz, Bannon, the list is endless

Troy said...

I'll take an opposing viewpoint:

Trump's policies ARE a "logical extension" of Obama's policies, despite however much Obama and his officials deny it. It's the same extension as how Obama's policies followed and made more harsher Bush's policies, and how Bush's policies followed and made more harsher Clinton's, and so on and so forth.

This isn't as bad as the USA can be on these asylum seekers. It can, and probably will become much, much worse. We are not yet at the aphelion of this cycle. There are worse than Trump coming down the line.

It's important to remember it took 36 years for the USA to find an equally positive transformative president such as Abe Lincoln in Teddy Roosevelt.

Probably the contests happening right now between the old guard neo-liberals and the new grassroots Democrats in the Democratic Primaries will tell us how the immediate future of the USA will fare. The Democratic Party is undergoing a stellar evolution, but it might not reach nuclear fusion this election cycle. It's dependent on whether the grassroots can displace/burn off enough of the old guard neo-libs to take over the main apparatuses of the party. As of right now, the neo-libs are trying to shut out the grassroots by any means necessary.

Progressives may well capture the Democratic Party in the near future, but then again, the neo-libs may well continue to hold it firmly in hand. So long as the neo-libs continue to hold the Democratic Party, Trump, and those of his ilk, will continue to win elections, because there won't be any alternative.

Jay Farquharson said...

Karl Kolchak said...

Nah--Obama didn't separate families from their parents--he just let them rot together in cages in for profit private detention centers as a deterrent to deter future illegal immigration. A true humanitarian, he is. Makes me want to puke.

Anonymous said...

Remember people to do your arm stretches before waving your hands so wildly in place of real meat on an argument!

Actually Obama would hold most families for 20 days and let them out onto the street with a court date. Only about 3% would show up.

The Democrats are completely crazy on this whole "open border" anarchy thing. They literally say: "Sanctuary for all. No borders no walls."

Canadians don't have the right to say a goddamn thing. Trump is holding back 100-million from across the Americas who want in. They got 10 million already in the country. And Canadians are getting hysterical that a few thousand of Trump's rejects are trying to get into Canada! "Irregular immigration." Can you believe that weasel bullshit?

I guess Americans – all countries around the world – are going to have to let out all the mothers with children who committed crimes. You can't rip children from their mother's arms! They are crying! Oh, the humanity! Stop the courtroom Holocaust you evil Nazis!

Looks like the Democrats have gone beyond their Fake Hope phase because voters just roll their eyes at whatever they got to say these days. Now they got no choice but to double down on undocumented voters.

Funny when Big City Liberals welcome meek border-jumpers into their sanctuary cities they relegate them to the inner-city-ghetto part of town. The only time they see uptown is when they're cleaning toilets or raising blue-blood little bastards.

If it gets too crowded and too crazy – they can build a wall down the middle of the city and call it a gated community. (At least on one side. – And get in early on a private-prison stock surge. It's win-win!)