Good policy must be based on more than great costumes.
My colleague Fuzzy Slippers covered the national “Families Belong Together” rallies held this weekend.
In my hometown of San Diego, we were treated to a march today that began in Chicano Park and ended at the Federal Building.
An estimated 800 people first gathered at Chicano Park around 9 a.m. before marching downtown. Many of the protesters held signs calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“I can’t imagine the suffering of people who don’t have their child with them,” said marcher Maythe Figueroa as she held her sleeping one year old, Esmerelda. “I am blessed to be here and if there is a little bit that I can do to make a difference I will do whatever it takes.”
A national group called Mijente organized Monday’s events. The group mobilized under former President Barack Obama to protest high numbers of deportations then. Mijente Director Marisa Franco said the group aims to support activists of color and those who are in the country illegally.
“Some of the messaging we’ve seen is, ‘This is not who we are,’ and people being really alarmed at family separation. And I think for people who are separated from their family members or have that in their history, that’s really painful, because it’s not acknowledging that that has happened and continues to happen,” she said.
Several aspects this inanity have galled me. First, President Trump’s executive order has eliminated the supposed reason for these events, as the children will no longer be separated at the border. So, these events are nothing more than one, giant, virtue-signaling, Trump-Derangement-Syndrome-based drama.
To go along with this drama are costumes, costumes, costumes. The rallies are no longer about the children, but are about the protesters and is also an excuse for LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) and cosplay.
— Catherine S. (@CSisto66) June 24, 2018
Protest San Diego style! Dancers beat drums, burn sage outside ICE HQ to cleanse evil
— Indivisible SanDiego (@SDIndivisible) June 23, 2018
Tucsonans add their voices to the thousands marching in San Diego to protest the kickoff of Operation Streamline in CA.
— Justice Alliance (Indivisible SAZ) (@Indivisible_SAZ) July 2, 2018
The movement message, This is not who we are, seems like an Obamaism. And one of the groups has had a history with the former President.
The elite media has been attempting to portray the former President as enjoying a quiet life of world travel, memoir writing, and raising his daughters. The New York Post’s Paul Sperry shows that this is #FakeNews.
From his sprawling DC office not far from the White House, where he oversees a full-time staff of 20, Obama has held regular meetings with Democratic lawmakers, as well as DNC chief Tom Perez, whom he personally helped install to run the Democratic Party. Obama has also met with his attorney general, Eric Holder, to craft a strategy to redraw congressional district maps in Democrats’ favor, according to Politico. Holder now runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama helped his old friend launch.
…That nonprofit — Organizing for Action — is not exactly a household name. But it is no less than the organizing and training hub of the anti-Trump resistance.
Most recently, OFA helped stage rallies across the country against the administration’s border policies, which it has decried as “cruel and inhumane.” OFA describes itself as a “nonpartisan grass-roots-driven organization,” but it clearly has a pro-Obama agenda. In fact, it’s run almost entirely by alums from Obama’s campaign and White House, including Jon Carson and Jim Messina, who co-chair the group, and Katie Hogan, who serves as its executive director, according to recent tax filings by the nonprofit.
I believe that Obama may be trying to stage a Tea Party-like movement against President Trump…perhaps in retribution for the Tea Party rallies in 2009.
The latest target of social justice ire is Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which opened in 2003 and was formed in response to the 9-11 attacks that were conducted by terrorists in this country illegally. ICE is responsible for identifying and eliminating border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security vulnerabilities.
The roundup of MS-13 gang members, whose crime and violence impact Hispanic communities significant, may be a key reason President Trump’s approval among the group has jumped 10%. Subsequently, the leftists would like end Trump’s abilities to use this agency.
President Trump has used the #Resistance to his advantage, as now he has leftists openly decrying programs and agencies that were specifically designed to keep Americans safe. And as good as their costumes may be, they are no replacement for sound policy.DONATE
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