Tag: MS-13

President Trump Remembers the Forgotten Americans

 

President Trump seems to be getting his legs back under him, pushing back on behalf of the forgotten Americans who suffer under the criminal gangs, aided and abetted by uni-party politicians and supposed civil rights groups, who have let the mask slip this year on their leftist core. At the same time, he is taking real action on regulatory reform that will be noticed in the suburbs.

  • Monday, July 13: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany the Monday press conference honoring the memories of two Texas police officers who were murdered as they responded to a domestic violence call, and the death of another baby by a bullet from urban thugs.
  • Monday, July 13: President Trump met with a group of people who spoke up about the police being a positive force in their communities.
  • Wednesday, July 15: President Trump announced results against MS-13 and pointed to next week for unilateral actions to address urban violence in cities controlled by Democrats who refuse to enforce real public safety on their own constituents’ streets.
  • Wednesday, July 15: he rolled out a major administrative reform, not requiring any Congressional or court approval, to greatly shorten infrastructure project approval, making a difference in Americans’ lives. This will be felt in shorter commutes and safer driving conditions. At the same time, he slid in a critical attack on Biden and other leftists’ extortion scheme, tying highway funds to centralized planning, imposing multifamily housing and limiting single-family housing in the suburbs.

It is long past time for all of us, including the president, to make the daily refrain “Stand Up!

Monday: Here is how the week started:

Progressive Lunacy on ICE

 
New York City, June 29, 2018 – Protest march calling on the government to abolish ICE in Lower Manhattan. / photo credit: shutterstock.com

“An intellectual,” observed Camus, “is someone whose mind watches itself.” True enough, I suppose, though it’s a pity that many who fashion themselves as intelligent apparently don’t take the time to actually listen to themselves.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America take aim at three examples of egregious media bias. They start with the heroism of Dixon High School (Ill.) school resource officer Mark Dallas, who saved countless lives in a would-be school shooting this week, yet the media glossed over the story since there was no body count and they have little interest in highlighting the effectiveness of a resource officer willing to engage the shooter. They also slam the press for selectively quoting President Trump to make it seem he was referring to immigrants as “animals” when he was responding specifically to comment about the vicious Latin American gang MS-13. And they throw up their hands as Hamas admits most of the people killed along the Israeli border were armed Hamas members and not random civilians and the media show no interest in reporting it.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the Washington Post revelation that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided some of the funding for the infamous and largely discredited Trump dossier that involved significant collaboration with officials in Russia, and they shake their heads as Democrats insist this was just simple opposition research. They’re also unmoved by Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s denunciation of President Trump or Flake’s decision to fight back by retiring from the Senate, when it’s obvious the real reason he ended his campaign was because he can’t win. Before the GOP field gets too crowded, they enthusiastically endorse Ricochet’s Jon Gabriel for the open Senate seat, but Jim sees scandal looming on the horizon. And they get a kick out of the Washington Post fact checkers making a big deal out of determining that Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie was wrong by claiming there were 2,000 MS-13 gang members living in one Virginia county when the best guess of law enforcement is there are just 1,400 violent criminals from that gang roaming area streets and neighborhoods.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America note Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie grabbing a small lead in one poll and greatly closing the gap in others as his tough stance on gang violence resonates with voters. They’re also stunned to see Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones knotted at 42-42 in a new poll of the special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. And they suggest an intervention may be needed after Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig unveils his ludicrous five-point plan to make Hillary Clinton president in the near future.