Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: For many on the right, what President Trump said during his televised 55-minute meeting with congressional leaders about immigration was either damnable or confusing. He seemed to support something contrary to what he’s pushed for since he rode down that escalator at Trump Tower two-and-a-half years ago: comprehensive immigration reform. The President was saying he might fix DACA first, before getting the wall he had insisted had to be part of the deal.
He clarified the next day that a DACA fix, which would legalize in some way, the presence of hundreds of thousands of children who came here illegally with their parents when they were children, would have to be accompanied by building a wall and fixing the visa lottery and chain migration issues. But, the President’s hardcore supporters, like Laura Ingraham on Fox News, said, “He better not blow this immigration issue.”
Laura Ingraham: The president has to remain loyal to his supporters and to his agenda. The one he ran on, the one that won all that applause, and rave reviews, and all those rallies where people stood in line for hours in the cold. And, he has to be willing to walk away. Yes, walk away from a bad deal, just the way Reagan walked away from a bad deal with the Soviets at Reykjavik.
Tim Donner: But, if the DACA problem is not fixed, what will happen to those 800,000 dreamers ranging from teenagers to 30-somethings. Well, just as Senator Elizabeth Warren, said on Fox News, of all places, the situation is fast becoming untenable.
Elizabeth Warren: We cannot say to 800,000 young people, who right now are contributing to America, who right now, we’re hearing from their employers. Saying, “Don’t get rid of these people.” These are people we need in our economy. We cannot say to them, “You will be deported from America.”
Tim Donner: Well, they have about seven weeks to fix the DACA problem. But, the woman who was suddenly all the rage around the D.C. swamp this week, was Oprah, after she gave what leftists called a presidential quality speech at the Golden Globes last Sunday, vowing to fix the problem of sexual abuse in Hollywood.
Oprah: The new day is on the horizon. When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women and some pretty phenomenal men. Take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, “Me, too.”
Tim Donner: Okay, sure. Of course, the problem is that Oprah has long been a good buddy of one Harvey Weinstein and doubtless new well of his sexual misconduct since everyone else in Hollywood did. The truth on that has been coming out for weeks now, as have the many pictures of Oprah buddying up to Mr. Weinstein; including one where she’s kissing him on the cheek. But, that didn’t stop the weasely little media analyst from CNN, Brian Stelter, from breathlessly reporting that Oprah is thinking about the “Running for president thing.”
Brian Stelter: Her speech at the Golden Globes seemed downright presidential. Maybe she’s running for something. Well, according to two of her close friends, she is actively thinking about running for president in 2020. Now, that doesn’t mean she has made up her mind. I’m told she has not made up her mind and it would seem a little bit premature to make any decision, given that we haven’t even seen the midterm elections yet. But, according to these two close friends, she is being urged by her inner circle to really take this seriously.
Tim Donner: Now, of course, some will say, “Oprah for president? Seriously?” But then, that’s what they said about Donald Trump. It would be a race of dueling billionaires, but the media got all fired up about another possible presidential contender for 2020, yet another billionaire. Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, simply because Bloomberg gave the following answer of whether he could run for president.
Michael Bloomberg: Oh, I suppose I could. You have to be 35 years old, I’m older than that. You have to be a citizen, I’m a citizen. You have to be born in America, I was, but I have no plans to run.
Tim Donner: No plans to run, which in political parlance means Bloomberg is thinking about it. He ran New York City as a Republican, but would almost certainly enter the presidential primaries as a Democrat, given that virtually all his views are in alignment with the left. Meanwhile, the seemingly impossible happened in recent days: One of the most prominent, NeverTrump conservatives finally admitted he was wrong.
National Review editor Rich Lowry, who published the infamous, “Against Trump,” edition of the onetime conservative flagship said, “Alright, alright. Trump has done very well.”
Rich Lowry: I’ve been wrong about two things with this president. One, I thought we’d see really unorthodox policy and an unorthodox approach to the agenda. Whereas, it’s been an utterly conventional Republican agenda, with some exceptions and on some things like energy, deregulation, judges … We really have seen like an A+ agenda.
Tim Donner: Wow! Rich Lowry, a leader in the Never Trump Movement says, “Trump has advanced an A+ agenda.” So, does this mean other NeverTrumpers are now free to follow suit and admit the obvious, that Trump has advanced the most conservative agenda since Ronald Reagan? Don’t hold your breath. Listen to this one, if you can stand it. The Washington Post’s token, quote, “conservative opinion writer,” the whiny, shrill, perpetually annoying, Jennifer Rubin, attacking congressional Republicans as traitors for supporting President Trump.
Jennifer Rubin: These people have really betrayed their country. They know the person sitting with the nuclear codes, with his finger literally on the button as he keeps telling us, is unfit for the president’s seat, that he’s mentally unfit, temperamentally unfit, and yet they kind of prop him out and push him up there and pretend that everything’s okay. And, everything is not okay.
Tim Donner: That woman has the same lilt as Hillary Clinton. “Everything’s not okay.” Forgetting, of course, the economy that’s moved into high gear, the lowest unemployment rate of the century, and an almost 40% bump in the stock market, generational tax reform, massive deregulation, the appointment of Neil Gorsuch, a bevy of conservative judges, and the defeat of ISIS. Which of these things are okay to the Never Trumpers like Jennifer Rubin, who for years have pushed for those very things, but now oppose Trump because he is morally inferior to them. These NeverTrump conservatives have made self-aggrandizing, virtue signaling, and moral superiority an art form.