I wouldn’t want to write for the National Review. I would never want to work as a member of that staff. You’d have to deal with the standard issue racism, and stupidity of course, and you’d have to make nice with banana slug Jonah Goldberg. And I’m not sure I could do it. I’m pretty sure, despite the flashy pay, I would freak out and fail. Spectacularly.
But there’s more to it. The ridiculous demands would kill me. For example, back in 2015 their staff were bound to say that Trump was something of a fascinating candidate. Donald was an engaging mystery, even a breath of fresh air. But then, in 2016, they had to pound their desks and swear that he was an un-American troll. Trump somehow managed to become an ill-mannered lout with no true conservative credentials to his name. It was obvious that the man was a clear threat to Western democracy, of course.
But now? After he won the election? C’mon, he’s The President! Now it’s the writers’ job to confuse the American suckers. They’ve got to make a show of the New Politics so that no one notices President Whack is up to his elbows in the treasury. Someone’s got to pretend that Republican Dad is doing everything as usual when Donald starts hucking money bombs at NatRev’s many rich pals. That ain’t easy. It is no mean feat even as shameless lying goes. It’s especially difficult given the considerable number of people who can remember…anything at all.
For a fair demonstration of this, the art and science of flummoxery, come a little closer. And feast your eyes upon a writer who gazes shamelessly past the war torn refugees and green card innocents now trapped in Trump’s racist dick-wagging. Watch as David ‘no middle initial’ French beguiles and bedevils us all with his Dance Of The Seven Bong Hits.
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.
*glubglubglubglub*…he’s practically kissing them on the lips…….
The bottom line is that Trump is improving security screening and intends to admit refugees at close to the average rate of the 15 years before Obama’s dramatic expansion in 2016. Obama’s expansion was a departure from recent norms, not Trump’s contraction.
*glubglubglubglub*…keep crunching those numbers Dave-o they’re almost asleep…….
We know that terrorists are trying to infiltrate the ranks of refugees and other visitors. We know that immigrants from Somalia, for example, have launched jihadist attacks here at home and have sought to leave the U.S. to join ISIS.
*glubglubglubglub*…no point in letting in someone who’s only gonna bail…….
Unless we want to simply accept Muslim immigrant terror as a fact of American life, a short-term ban on entry from problematic countries combined with a systematic review of our security procedures is both reasonable and prudent.
*glubglubglubglub*…take the good ya take the bad there ya have…the terror facts of life…….
However, there are reports that the ban is being applied even to green-card holders. This is madness.
*glubglubglubglub*…Christ did I just type madness? eject eject…….
The plain language of the order doesn’t apply to legal permanent residents of the U.S., and green-card holders have been through round after round of vetting and security checks.
*glubglubglubglub*…plain language…plane playne playen pleine…the word has no meaning…….
It’s particularly gross to see this display when the Obama administration’s deliberate decision to leave a yawning power vacuum — in part through its Iraq withdrawal and in part through its dithering throughout the Syrian Civil War — exacerbated the refugee crisis in the first place…
*glubglubglubglub*…the refugees created when he ended the war…unlike the guy who started it heh…….
Righteous bro, good bake. Go get yourself some Little Debbies (you earned it).