How many times have you heard the phrase “Bush-appointed” over the last couple of days?
The media is using the adjective as a way to shield Judge James Robart from conservative criticism. Hey, this guy isn’t like Sally Yates or Ann Donnelly. He’s one of your guys. He’s a REPUBLICAN, so you know he’s on the up-and-up. He wouldn’t have blocked President Trump’s executive order on immigration unless he really, really had to. Y’all are gonna have to come to terms with it – your precious champion in the White House broke the law!
Apparently, they’ve already forgotten that Donald Trump won the Republican primaries in spite of the party, not because of it. He ran against the conservative status quo, and it earned him more primary votes than any GOP candidate in American history. The fact that a REPUBLICAN shot down this executive order means less than nothing. If the party had been standing up for the United States for the last eight years, there would have been no need for the Great Disrupter.
President Trump, after staying mostly silent about previous court rulings against the order, unleashed a torrent of criticism on the ruling Saturday.
“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” he wrote. “Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it’s death & destruction!”
In another tweet, he said, “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot come in & out, especially for reasons of safety & security – big trouble!”
In a statement Friday night, the White House vowed to contest Judge Robart’s decision.
“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate,” said the statement.
In the meantime, though, the immigration ban is frozen and people from the seven Middle Eastern nations named in the order can once again enter the country without delay. The Muslim organization CAIR encouraged travelers to take full advantage of the opportunity.
“Because the Trump administration is vowing to appeal the ruling, CAIR is urging travelers to consider immediately contacting relevant airlines to inquire about rebooking their flights, with the recognition that the situation remains fluid,” they said in a statement Saturday.
In other words: We caught a lucky break here, guys, so get in while the getting’s good! They know this ruling is based on feelings, not the law. They know that Trump’s order reflects the will of the people and that the media’s smokescreen can only cloud the truth for so long.
Unfortunately, that smokescreen may not dissipate until there is another major Islamic terror attack on American soil. Our collective national memory is regrettably short; it seems to take incident after incident of mass destruction to break through our American ADHD. The sight of fresh carnage is the only thing strong enough to make us realize that, in the grand scheme of things, a 90-day immigration moratorium is really not a big deal.
We have a president willing to take sensible measures to avoid that inevitable attack right now…but apparently we’re “just not there yet” as a country.
When the victims’ families want answers, maybe the “Bush-appointed” Judge Robart can provide them.