My dad, ol’ Herman “Buck” West, had a lot of great sayings. Heck, the ol’ folks down South were filled with witty wisdom. My dad used to say things like, “Boy, an empty wagon makes a lotta noise.” The meaning is that folks who ain’t that smart are normally the ones being the loudest, and most obnoxious, to cover their incompetence. He would tell me that “folks will know ya by the company that you keep” and “stay away from crabs in a barrel,” in other words, do not hang around people who want to drag you down to their level.
Often folks ask me if I ever get down because of what the progressive socialist leftists say about me, and their comments. Well, Buck West taught me to “never read your own press, and never drink your own tub water,” meaning do not concern yourself with what others are saying about you, nor become full of yourself. Dad always admonished me to stand strong, even if it meant standing alone . . . or, as he would say, “ya get stronger swimming against a current than with it.”
One of my dad’s favorite sayings applies to today’s missive, and that was, “Boy, ya know that a hit dawg will always holler,” meaning that when a person is hit with the truth that they do not like, they will scream and howl incessantly. That teaching, wisdom, is applicable to this story.
Yesterday I did a commentary for the Media Research Center that addressed how the left is purposefully dismissing and disregarding what is happening along our southern border as a “manufactured crisis.” Well, that nugget of truth, that hit dawg is howling. Here’s the proof.
As reported by Real Clear Politics:
“Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said she hoped the shutdown backfires on President Trump because he’s not interested in being president, he’s only interested in throwing out red meat for his base.
“I hope that this can backfire on him, and I hope it continue [sic] to backfire on him, because he has never been interested in being a president for the whole country, he’s only interested in throwing out red meat,” Jayapal said.
The freshman Democrat said Trump’s “ultimate goal” with the wall and focus on immigration is to “make America pure.”
“This has never been about a wall,” Jayapal said. “He actually could have gotten funding a couple of years ago, or a year ago, for a wall. It was part of a deal that was proposed. Not all of us agreed with that deal, but it was proposed to him and he turned it down because his ultimate goal is, as you said, to make America pure in the sense of not having immigrants, not having folks of color here and shutting down every form of legal immigration, all to throw a bone to those people.”
“That’s been the agenda of Steve Miller. It is a long-time agenda of these white supremacists who are fueling him at the base. And that is what is so disturbing,” Jayapal also said.”
Oh boy, talk about an empty wagon making a lot of noise. When the progressive socialist left is seriously losing a debate, as they are, they run out on MSNBC and say absurd things like this.
Border security is not about racism, keeping America “pure,” and excluding immigrants. Just as a reminder, this is the same freshman member of Congress who went south of the border to aid and abet illegal immigrants, coaching them on how to play the asylum game. Funny thing, she is an elected Representative of the United States, and took an oath to support and defend our Constitution. Can you say conflict of interest?
Of course, MSNBC host Chris Hayes would just sit there, as a mindless lemming, and not challenge the absurdity of Rep. Jayapal’s assertion. Perhaps, if Hayes were an honest journalist and not just a progressive socialist cheerleading chucklehead, he would have brought up the obvious points.
First, how does Rep. Jayapal explain the murder of Officer Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant, American citizen, law enforcement officer who was gunned down by a criminal illegal immigrant in the sanctuary state of California? If this issue of border security was all about racism, then explain why some of us are outraged that a legal immigrant from Fiji was gunned down by a twice arrested illegal immigrant gang member.
Second, is it “racism” to be angered when a young 17-year-old black fella named Jamiel Shaw II was gunned down by illegal immigrant gang members as part of their initiation? Is it racist to want to stem the flow of such people who would so callously end the life of this young American?
I suppose that Rep. Jayapal cares little about Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, two minority teenage girls who were brutally killed by MS-13 gang members. Yet, to call for border security to prevent these animals — no offense to animals — is categorized as “racist” by someone who is seeking to enable more illegal immigrants entry into our sovereign nation?
Yes, when you hit those folks on the left with truth, they holler, and they always run to the same old tired rhetoric of racism. Anything that goes against their ideological agenda, in this case, open borders, is deemed “racist.” Well, doggone, I guess I am one of those racists, because I certainly support better border security, including a border wall in select, appropriate, sectors of our porous southern border. I guess that makes me a white supremacist, too. Funny, the real white supremacist, Margaret Sanger, has earned sainthood with the progressive socialist left.
I would recommend that Rep. Jayapal heed the wisdom of King Solomon who stated in Proverbs 17:28 (New International Version), “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” The fact is that criminal illegal immigrants are killing Americans regardless of gender or race. To call for measures to safeguard American citizens has nothing to do with racism. It has everything to do with the Constitutional responsibility of our elected officials: to keep We the People safe.
President Trump, much to many conservatives’ chagrin, was willing to allow millions of DACA declared individuals to be fast-tracked for citizenship. He wanted, in return, an end to chain migration, the visa lottery, and to build a border security wall. The left balked. The left wants what they want, and creating better security at our southern border is not on their list.
As a matter of fact, anyone that believes the progressive socialist left in America supports border security is not just delusional but deceived. How can the choom gang calling for open borders and abolishing ICE say that they are for border security? And, how can a sitting US Representative, that went across the border to coach illegal immigrants how to lie and gain entry into our country, be taken seriously?
The answer is simple: Rep. Pramila Jayapal cannot be taken seriously on this issue. Very pointedly, her actions could be construed as treasonous, but not to Chris Hayes and the leftist lemmings, like Antifa who once chanted, “no border, no walls, no USA at all.”
Like Buck West would say, “Boy, a hit dawg will holler,” and in America, the left is always hollering about racism when they are hit with the facts. We do have a crisis in America emanating from our southern border.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.