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The Hocus-Pocus Presidency – The Ohio Star – Brospar Daily News

Brian Lonergan

In the political arena, incompetents and charlatans can have long-term careers in ways that others in fields such as medicine and architecture cannot. If someone screwed up a heart bypass or designed a crumbling skyscraper, the consequences of those mistakes would happen quickly and inexplicably. Politicians can hide, hijack and mislead for years without being held accountable, even if their policies are terribly disillusioned.

This is essentially what we are seeing now from a Biden administration, on a level more outrageous and insulting than any of its predecessors ever attempted. The latest low point in this strategy came recently with Fox News reporter Peter Doocy Face The White House is criticizing Karine Jean-Pierre for her apparent hypocrisy in not allowing unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic to fly to the United States to play. Illegal aliens who are vaccinated enter the country on foot every day and are allowed to stay.

“But that’s not how it works,” Jean-Pierre said of Ducey’s outrage. “It didn’t look like anyone was passing by.”

When Doocy pressed further, Jean-Pierre could only respond by reading talking points about how the government could add technology to the border and secure more funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ). These points do not explain why thousands of unvaccinated foreigners are allowed to enter the country.

Comments like this suggest either next-level gaslighting or ignorance of these issues on a staggering scale. video Thousands of aliens cross the Rio Grande to Texas, where they are then picked up by the Border Patrol.

Biden Customs and Border Protection report So far, there have been 1,822,160 contacts with illegal aliens in fiscal year 2022, an increase of 586% over 2017. It is reasonable to assume that most, if not all , of these people are still in the United States. Perhaps Jean-Pierre is too stiff and cuts his hair, because technically the transgressor is swimming and wading across the border, not walking. Either way, non-nationals are apparently crossing our borders in record numbers and are being allowed to stay.

How did things get so bad? While border security problems have escalated for decades, it is only in the past two years that the situation has spiraled out of control at the current record pace. The White House is in gaslight mode again, blaming everything from COVID to climate change for the outbreak. It can’t be what they did, can it?

Even in a sea of ​​political turmoil, the truth sometimes escapes. In recorded testimony as part of discovery in Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and other border agencies, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz is concise and honest. statement. Asked about the number of people crossing the border, Ortiz, who has 31 years of law enforcement experience, said: “In my experience, when there is no consequencessaid Ortiz in his testimony.

Such outrageous candor is rare in today’s hyperpolitical environment. Ortiz, who works for the Biden administration, essentially called for a looser border policy. It’s the same as burglaries in blue cities: when bad behavior has no consequences, it’s bound to increase.

There may also be some ignorance in Jean-Pierre’s comments, as senior government officials avoid seeing the border in person. During his five-year political career, Biden never specifically visited the border and witnessed the situation firsthand. Washington PostLast year his ‘fact checkers’ were desperate to shower Biden with embarrassing allegations dig it up An unnamed campaign in 2008 asked him to fly to El Paso and then take a motorcade to a rally in New Mexico. Sorry, that doesn’t count.

Then there’s ‘immigration czar’ Kamala Harris, who notoriously dodged questions about not visiting the border in an intimidating way interview With NBC News’ Lester Holt. In order to limit the damage for this interview, Harris agreed to cross the border. Even so, the trip is in El Paso, far from the epicenter of the Rio Grande Valley’s real border crisis. How can Biden and Harris pretend to be concerned about a situation they’ve never actually seen?

In the face of undisputed statistical and video evidence of its border policy disaster, the Biden administration responded by telling the American people not to believe its lies. Instead, believe the problem doesn’t exist because the White House says it does and wants it to. It was such a shocking abandonment of responsibility and leadership that it should deserve eternal public contempt.

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Brian Lonergan is a research associate at the Center for American Greatness and director of communications at the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of the American people from the negative effects of mass immigration. .
Photo “Karine Jean-Pierre”, author White House.

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