We all know about the machinations that the House Democrats went through regarding a resolution to condemn the anti-Semitic comments of one Rep. Ilhan Omar. In the end, the resolution passed did not address Omar specifically, it condemned every type of “hate speech.” What lesson does this send to Rep. Omar, who had some very interesting individuals rally to her aid: Linda Sarsour, Louis Farrakhan, and the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR)? The latter organization is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terrorist funding case, the Holy Land Foundation, in US history. CAIR also has a history of being connected to the known Islamic terrorist groups, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR is indicative of the type of organizations listed in Mohammad Akram’s “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group [Muslim Brotherhood] in North America” who were endeavoring to execute a “civilizational jihad” in America. Let us remember that this organization, CAIR, has an office on our Capitol Hill.
I have come to learn that Fox News, and yes, I am a Fox News contributor, has condemned one of their opinion show hosts, Judge Jeanine Pirro. It appears, due to pressure — including that from CAIR — regarding her opening monologue last Saturday asking Rep. Ilhan Omar about her potential “dual-loyalties,” Judge Jeanine is now on vacation.
You can make your own assessment about Jeanine’s condemnation, that is not the purpose of my analysis. What I want to question is why progressive socialists and Islamists always get away with it? Why is it that Rep. Steve King had immediate action taken against him, as in Judge Jeanine’s case? She has become the target of economic terrorism, yes, the calls for sponsorship boycotts. However, the left rallied behind Rep. Ilhan Omar? And did not sanction her specifically by name? Displayed great trepidation in condemning her? How abjectly insidious!
Heck, I remember the MSNBC talk show host, Joy Reid, making comments that seemed to justify the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise because of his voting record. There was no outrage. When they went back and found some “homophobic” comments in her past, she was pilloried into submission, but she was never condemned.
Anytime the progressive socialist left is aggrieved by comments made, they immediately call for boycotts of sponsors. Yet, when Joy Behar made the statement about Christians being mentally ill . . . yeah, not a peep.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam can lie about being in blackface, and come up with some lame Michael Jackson imitation mess. Northam’s wife can hand out cotton bolls to black students visiting the Governor’s mansion and ask them to imagine being a slave, yet nothing happens. Yet how many times do we have to hear about President Donald Trump being a “racist?”
Leftists just went into an apoplectic meltdown about former US Department of Justice spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores having a prominent role as a “political editor” at CNN. She has had her position revoked and lessened to just being an “on-air contributor.” There is no outcry about misogyny or sexism . . . nope, because the left always gets away with it.
They can tell Fox News they are not allowed to host a Democrat [Socialist] presidential debate and get away with it. They can undermine a former Trump administration spokesperson from having a certain position at “their network.” Yet, former Obama administration State Department spokesperson, Marie Harf, was offered on-air contributor status and a radio program at Fox News.
We elect Republicans to, well, stand up against the Democrats. We had a GOP majority in the House and Senate, yet we still had exorbitant spending, ya know, the $1.8T omnibus spending package. The GOP lost the House of Representatives but the Republicans still had the Senate.
The President has declared an emergency at our border. And yes, when Americans are being killed by those who have entered our country illegally, even after being repeatedly deported, yes, we have an emergency . . . not a manufactured crisis.
So, yesterday, several GOP Senators voted to rescind, reject, President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration for our border security — Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Lamar Alexander, Mitt Romney, Jerry Moran, Pat Toomey, Rob Portman, Roger Wicker, Marco Rubio, and Roy Blunt. They joined with the progressive socialists to declare that Americans being killed — murdered — the influx of massive amounts of drugs, human and sex trafficking, open borders, sanctuary cities and states, and the illegal entry into our country was just fine by them. They prefer acting as if they are some sort of moral guardians when the most immoral thing, allowing the killing of Americans, is not as important.
Did we ever have Democrats [socialists] throwing their own president, Barack Obama, under the bus, regardless of how utterly unconstitutional his actions were? Heck, Obama abandoned Americans to die in a place called Benghazi and the leftists asked, “what difference does it make?” See, they always get away with it.
Why does this all matter? Because constitutional conservatives are tired of the incessant betrayals. I admire the progressive socialist left for their determination, passion, drive, and willingness to fight. They will fight for everything that is wrong, and they know it is wrong. However, our folks will just roll over and allow these leftists to push them around, empowering and emboldening them. I am sick of it, at some point in time we need to stop seeking to acquiesce, compromise, and surrender to them when they rant and rave. As long as we reward the left’s outrage, the more outrageous they will be.
Some will say that we have to maintain a moral high ground . . . heck, we just look like surrendering lackeys.
In closing, Robert Francis O’Rourke announced that he is going to run for president. Well, we need to just say “no” to ol’ Bob. But, I do want to wish my fellow Texan a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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.