It Begins: Democrats, Media Promote Hiring Boycott Against DHS Secretary Nielsen, Other Trump Officials
We’ve gone beyond “you will be made to care.” Now you will suffer as a result of any political affiliations or stances that don’t properly align with The Resistance’s goals.
It wasn’t enough that #TheResistance shouted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a private DC restaurant in the summer of 2018. It wasn’t enough that they made it personal by converging on her home, yelling chants and playing audio clips of immigrant children allegedly being separated from their families at the border.
Now, as Nielsen prepares to make her exit from the Trump administration, a group comprised of some familiar high-profile Resistance faces have taken it a step further by urging a hiring boycott. And not just against Nielsen, but against any Trump officials involved in the so-called “child separation” immigration policy.
The DC Examiner reports:
Fortune 500 firms are being urged to rip up the resumes of Trump immigration aides linked to policies that led to the separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Many of you spoke out against this barbaric policy. However strong the opposition, your words are meaningless unless they are backed up with resolute action,” said a letter from a group called Restore Public Trust promoting its “Trump Administration Separation” campaign.
The group names several officials including White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, chief immigration aide Stephen Miller, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
American Bridge, the SPLC, and NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice put their signatures on the letter.
Restore Public Trust placed an ad in Sunday’s New York Times. Here’s what it looked like:
We're carrying a simple message in today's @nytimes:
Corporate America should not allow administration officials responsible for Trump's family separation policy to seek refuge in their corner offices or boardrooms.#FamiliesBelongTogetherhttps://t.co/J0CZcUpklk pic.twitter.com/KMveqNPb52
— Accountable.US (@accountable_us) April 7, 2019
Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein amplified the group’s message on Sunday in a screencap tweet that didn’t note the group’s left-wing affiliations (her article noted it, but she placed it several paragraphs down):
New statement from @RestoreTrustOrg warns Fortune 500 CEOs and university presidents against hiring Kirsthen Nielsen. “Her resignation represents a dramatic moral test for those at the helm of our country's most influential institutions.” pic.twitter.com/LhCRX21vyf
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) April 8, 2019
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin cryptically said on Monday that Nielsen will “get what she deserves”:
Kirstjen Nielsen, I think, is a great example of what happens when you go to work for Donald Trump. He is the great reputation killer. Here is this woman who was a reasonably-admired bureaucrat. And for the rest of her life, for the rest of her life, people will look at her and think, oh, that’s the woman who put children in cages. That’s the woman who broke up families across the border. And you know what? They’ll be right. Because she implemented that policy. Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General, sort of created it, but she implemented it. And, you know, she’s going to get what she deserves.
As to what exactly Nielsen “deserves,” Toobin didn’t elaborate, but you can rest assured if a Republican had said that they would have been considered as threatening a public official. Because double standards and all that.
Toobin’s comments and the actions of Restore Public Trust are part and parcel of the larger Democratic effort to “pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it” a la Saul Alinksy.
Mere run of the mill activism is no longer en vogue. It’s about the Total War game now, as exemplified by Rep. Maxine Waters’ call to “push back” on Republicans relentlessly, no matter where they are. We’ve gone beyond “you will be made to care.” Now you will suffer as a result of any of your political affiliations or stances that don’t properly align with The Resistance’s goals.
We’ve seen it for decades, prior to Waters’ call for confrontations. But social media, YouTube, left-leaning 24 hour news networks, and the desire for insta-news have made it much easier, and much more attractive for the activist left – many who are well-compensated for their stir-the-pot activities – to get their message across.
In a matter of seconds, millions of people can watch their protest videos on Twitter. In a a matter of minutes, the leftist narrative can be repeated over and over again based off of deceptive videos. The left, thanks to their wealthy financial backers, has fine-tuned the ability to change public perception on any given issue with a simple click of the “publish” button.
There are numerous examples of this in action.
1. We saw in the case of the Covington kids, who faced death threats after a short, deceptive video that made it look like a bunch of white kids were harassing a Native American activist spread across social media like wildfire. The real story was far different, and didn’t fit the desired leftist/media narrative.
2. As I’ve written before, North Carolinians saw left-wing mob tactics in action during the HB2 “bathroom bill” drama. Democrats urged boycotts of their own state. Liberal groups went door-to-door demanding to know if businesses were “transgender friendly.” Both of the state’s major papers published straight-news pieces that contained headcounts they had tallied of where businesses stood on the bill.
3. And advertisers will pull their ads faster than you can say “boycott” thanks to targeted campaigns like the one the left-wing Media Matters website is waging against Fox News.
4. Just recently, as a result of the liberal website Think Progress‘s March report on Chick-fil-A’s 2017 supposed anti-LGBTQ charitable contributions, Democrat politicians in both San Antonio and Buffalo were instrumental in effectively getting the restaurant banned from their respective airport locations.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
Something else to keep in mind here is that this is not about cages. If it was, President Obama and officials in his administration should have taken more heat because this started under his watch.
Non-compliant Republicans aren’t safe where they sleep, where they eat, where they travel, where they work, and now where the may want to work in the future. These are the only cages we’re talking about here.
–Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter.–
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This sounds like tortious interference, the same kind of crap pulled on George Zimmerman and Officer Wilson.
It’s not enough for them that a person is no longer part of this administration, no the person has to be utterly destroyed and made a pariah for daring to implement any of Trump’s policies! It’s sick and dangerous, trying to ruin somebody’s life like this has driven plenty of people to either take their own life or commit other extreme acts.
Isn’t there a law against keeping people from gainful employment?
I found this saying that the right to earn a living is protected and validated by the Federal Courts.
This will not turn out well for these scum.
They hate us and want us dead.
“We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer.
Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament.
Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope.
If we wish to be free — if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending — if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
Yup – this is always truncated to …” give me liberty or give me death!” But the the whole of the speech is simply amazing.
This is a Leftist Blacklist. Not a Boycott.
Remember when the Left said black listing was a Bad Thing? Suddenly it’s OK.
Although we all know they’d prefer a guillotine. They’ve said as much.
I will remember her as the woman who was totally ineffectual in stopping illegal aliens from entering.
Also as someone that rarely smiled.
They may be ‘offended’. I do not care. Sorry about that.
Is there a sane and objective person in America, at this point, who cannot see that the Left are increasingly unabashed and gleeful totalitarian jackboots?
Who, by the way, also happened to celebrate legislation that de-humanizes viable unborn babies which allows them to be killed up to the moment of delivery and perhaps for even a few hours after (see Governor Northam).
I don’t understand how the Dhimmi-crats/Dumb-o-crats can even attempt to reconcile their professed and alleged “for the children” posturing routine, while they advocate for making abortion as widely available as possible. “Safe, legal, and rare?” What happened to that old moniker, from the Clinton era?
What amazes me, when I observe the Leftist pols talking about abortion rights, is how their rhetoric never, ever acknowledges that another human (baby) life is involved — the rhetoric is always so myopically centered around “a woman’s body,” and, “personal healthcare decisions,” etc., etc. It’s truly surreal.
Abortion has become a Sacrament, part of the leftist catechism.
I’m doing my part with my votes on corporate boards of the stocks I hold. Any liberal I spot on the list gets a NO vote from me. I probably have 30 individual stocks. I doubt I pose a real serious threat to their seat on the board but I won’t stand by for these effing idiots to get paid to trash my country.
I’m also saying YES to reporting the corporate political donations. Too many of these big corporations are liberal as hell and want to feed off the taxpayer tit whenever they can buy a liberal democrat to do their bidding.
As with the harrassment during the Kavanaugh hearings, this is meant to deter future appointments/nominees for important positions. A person will give pause before considering high office. Our Country will lose, and the Dems/Progs will continue to BS their way through with their zealots.
Echoes of McCarthyism… “Are you now or have you ever been….”
While the radical left screams and wails about family separation we have absolute proof that they don’t actually care about this issue AT ALL because they APPROVED of Obama inducing a million families to PERMANENTLY separate by sending their kids to America to take advantage of Obama’s intentionally created “unaccompanied minor crisis.” Barack Hussein promised that the separated kids would serve as anchor babies for the parents on condition that their parents send them away.
This was an ideal scheme in leftist eyes because it not only used sympathy for children to enable a new wave of ilkegal immigration but it came with massive built-in chain migration and best of all, the kids were put directly on welfare, guaranteeing that they would become bought votes on the Democrats’ welfare plantation.
All the left cares about is power, pursued by ruthlessly immoral means as they pretend to be upset about Trump following the Congress passed laws that require TEMPORARY separation while parentage is verified (an anti-sex trafficking provision).
If the Left chooses to create a category of “class enemies” who are excluded from society, they should not be surprised when those class enemies, their families, and their allies decide that their reactions will not be by the societal rules dictated by the Left.
Stealing from SDN’s posted quote:
“An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
How can this be legal???
The three slogans of the “progressive” party — “War Is Peace; Freedom Is Slavery; Ignorance Is Strength” . Their bigotry and intolerance knows no bounds.
Resist Socialist Oppression….
How does this stack up against EEOC laws? Seems like you aren’t allowed to discriminate.
Any organization that bases hiring decisions on political choices should be barred from recieving any public funding or government contracts!
The really stupid bit part of this liberal harassment plan is that, no, neither this woman nor trump invented child separation.
An inconvenient truth they would wish us to forget is that the propaganda photos originally used to visually convey how inhumane and barbaric they believed child separation was – all dated from the Obama administration.
In addition, the whole premise that “child separation” is some atrocity tied specifically to immigration law is willful ignorance. NO PARENT arrested for breaking the law commonly gets to share imprisonment with their children, whether the issue is embezzlement, assault, burglary, drunk driving, assault, theft, trespassing, or illegal border crossing.