Of course campusreforum (and President Trump) has a point.
Princess Nancy and Chucky Schmucky are holding the country hostage because (according to Princess Nancy) a border wall is "immoral" and "unwise."
Yet the same people who are now vehemently opposed to an "immoral" "unwise" border barrier were in favor of one not so long ago. Before we take people like Chucky Schmucky and Princess Nancy seriously, they need to explain why they did a 180 on the issue. "Orange man bad" is not a convincing argument.
We've seen this before. When President Trump first put a travel ban in place, the countries on the list were taken from a never-implemented travel ban drawn up by then-President Obama, and at least one of the federal judges who blocked the Trump ban said that if Obama had implemented the ban, they would have allowed it, but, well, orange man bad.
When President Trump asked the National Guard to help out at the border, that was "bad," but no one had an issue when then-President Obama did the same thing. I remember people playing the quote game with the National Guard as well: they read out some of the things President Obama said when he sent the National Guard to the border, and people thought the quotes were from President Trump and denounced the quotes as evil and vile, because, well, orange man bad.
I posted a snippet from a journal article a day or two ago. There's been a barrier on the border since at least 1945.
That's at least President Truman onward, and maybe even FDR, who died in April 1945.
No one seems to have had an issue with that barrier under the 33rd (Truman) to 44th (Obama) presidents, but orange man bad.
President Trump gave a great address last night, as expected. There were no surprises, and the president rightly pointed out that those who are now opposing a border barrier were in favor of it before President Trump became president. But orange man bad.
We knew in advance that the address was to reach across the aisle and invite the Dems to join the President in securing the border, and that declaring a national emergency and using the military to secure the border would come later if necessary.
The Dems' response was predictable: orange man bad.
And since when has there been a rebuttal to presidential addresses? State of the Union, yes, but presidential addresses?