Alexandra and David ask whether a Trump declaration of a state of emergency on the border would in fact be a “creative surrender” to the Democrats, and they talk about the latest religious test applied to a Catholic judicial nominee.

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    In the first part of this podcast David did something I have heard him do before which always bothers me. He spoke about Trump’s “racism” as though it was an established fact, and not just a meme that the left has pushed since Trump’s election. I am no fan of Trump, but I have never believed that he was a racist and that his desire to build a wall had anything to do with racism. In discussing the wall and the shut down it would be far better if David addresssed the charge of racism as a what it is, a leftist meme, not an established fact. Trump is certainly a man of questionable character on a lot of issues, but he is not a racist. His use of the wall was not intended as a dog whistle. Illegal immigration into the US was an issue that serious people have been concerned about for a long time, Trump likely saw it as a issue he could exploit whether he really cared about it or not. This had nothing to do with racism, only ambition. The repetition by left of this meme cannot be allowed to create a fact where no fact exists. I say this as someone who has had very few good things to say about Trump, but who believes that the issue of illegal immigration is one that needs to be dealt with seriously and appropriately and not sidetracked by the left’s hatred of Trump and their playing to their base.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment): He spoke about Trump’s “racism” as though it was an established fact, and not just a meme that the left has pushed since Trump’s election.

    David says “what they see as Trump’s racism.” Elsewhere, he uses “racism” in the context of quoting Democrats. This isn’t a concession to the left; it’s a description of their position.

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    • January 12, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Bunwick Chiffswiddle (View Comment):

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment): He spoke about Trump’s “racism” as though it was an established fact, and not just a meme that the left has pushed since Trump’s election.

    David says “what they see as Trump’s racism.” Elsewhere, he uses “racism” in the context of quoting Democrats. This isn’t a concession to the left; it’s a description of their position.

    Thank you. However, I listen to David all of the time. I really like him, but there are times when I wish he would be more explicit in stating that it is not position, but that of the Democrats.

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    • January 12, 2019 at 7:17 am
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