Outrageous claims of Gestapo tactics and fascist actions from the practitioners of Gestapo tactics and fascist action highlight the hysterical reaction to the newly elected President. Those who would deny the right to oppose progressive views raise accusations of fascism by those who dare to disagree.
Now that Trump is President, hypocrisy is evident everywhere. No one can present a better example of hypocrisy than Senator Chuck Schumer. Similar or identical actions once cheered and celebrated when done by Obama are now anathema.
Give it up Chuck. It’s not wprking.
Chuck Schumer’s Tears Shouldn’t Be Taken Too Seriously
Democrats professing horror over Trump’s travel ban were fine with stripping constitutional rights from citizens so long as Obama was president.
From National Review: By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON, January 30, 2017 , @KEVINNR
I am beginning to suspect that the Democrats are not acting entirely in good faith.
Protests have been convened, and a national crisis declared, over the Trump administration’s promised expansion of Obama administration policies restricting some refugee inflows from the Middle East and identifying the residents of certain majority-Muslim countries as likely threats subject to heightened scrutiny. The Democrats are behaving as though President Trump had just commissioned a very large order of Zyklon B.
Funny what rises to command their attention.
As the Editors have pointed out here, both the list of targeted countries and the policy of using executive action to prohibit U.S. travel by members of suspect populations date from the Obama administration — they are not Trump-era innovations.
These of course were not the only Obama-era innovations nor the most significant of them. Only a few months ago, the idea of using unilateral executive action to limit the travel not of foreigners and green-card holders but of U.S. citizens — and to strip them of specific constitutional protections under the Bill of Rights — thrilled Democrats, who described all opposition to such heavy-handed abuse of civil liberties as indulgence of terrorism. Stripping away the constitutional rights of purported terrorism suspects — U.S. citizens who had never even been charged with a crime, much less convicted of one — “isn’t politics, it’s common sense,” declared Representative Ted Deutch (D., Fla.). Hillary Rodham Clinton supported stripping U.S. citizens of their constitutional rights in a secret process without trial or hearing or presentation of evidence, as did Senator Bernie Sanders, President Barack Obama, and practically every other Democratic figure of any consequence.
Stripping U.S. citizens of their rights was “common sense,” according to the same Democrats who now protest that temporarily refusing Yemeni nationals entry into the United States — the government of which has no particular obligation to them and where they have no legal right to entry or anything else — is a crime against humanity.
Strange, that. But then, who complained when the Obama administration announced its policy of assassinating U.S. citizens as part of the so-called war on terror? A few libertarians, Glenn Greenwald, and one right-winger at National Review.
So, to review: Stripping away the actual constitutional rights of U.S. citizens without due process through a secret military-intelligence process without appeal, trial, or representation? Hunky-dory. Ordering the assassination of U.S. citizens because one of them is, in your considered view, “the Osama bin Laden of Facebook”? Kill away. But telling a few Iranians that they are welcome to travel anywhere in the world they like except the United States?
Panic and alarums.