Trump Exposes "Librul" Hypocrisy
By Moon Of Alabama
current "librul" outrage about Trump's announced
policies is somewhat amusing. Yes, these policies are
bad, very bad. Trump is bad. But so was Obama and so is
Clinton. Protesting the policies of one while not
protesting when the other implemented the same policies
is insincere grandstanding.
look, those Trump policies are building directly on, or
simply repeat Obama policies. The now theatrically
outraged people swallowed those without a word of
A Trump order
yesterday introduced a temporary ban on visa holders and
visa issuing to citizens of seven Middle East countries.
These countries are: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia,
Sudan and Yemen. Those countries have one thing
in common. No terrorist who killed on U.S. soil
originated from them. The (few) terrorists who attacked
within the U.S. came from the Middle Eastern countries
not on the list. Following Trump's order, outcries on
social media and in various papers ensued. People went
to airports to protest. TV was there to spread the news.
But it is
nothing new that the citizens of those countries are
targeted with U.S. visa restrictions. It was Obama who
introduced such in 2015 and 2016. The Trump order
links directly to them. It does not name any country but
refers to them
as "countries designated in Division O, Title II,
Section 203 of the 2016 consolidated appropriations
against these countries is even older.
According to the former general Clark, plans were
made to wage war against six of the now named seven
countries back in 2001. Yemen was later added while
Lebanon was (temporarily?) taken off the list. The
administrations change, the selected "enemies" stay the
In 2011 Obama
stopped processing Iraqi visa requests
for six month. That move was quite similar to
Trump's current one. Where was the outcry in 2001? In
2011, 2015 and 2016? Is it only bad when Trump restricts
visits for certain people from certain countries?
introduces his "outrageous" measures loud and abruptly
where Obama sneaked them in. But that is just different
marketing, not a different product.
White House discussing asking foreign visitors for
social media info and cell phone contacts. HOW
OUTRAGEOUS! How can Trump even think of such an invasion
of privacy! Fake outrage - Obama had already signed off
on this. The plans to collect social media accounts of
traveling visitors and citizens were officially
October 2016 and the implementation started
in December 2016. The Trump White House is late in
discussing the issue.
a memorandum to structure his National Security
Council. It says that the Director of National
Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff Staff "shall attend" when it is pertinent to the
issue in question. "Librul" outrage ensues. Trump
excludes the DNI and CJCOS from the NSC! Obama's
first Defense Secretary calls it a "huge mistake"! But
a comparison of the text Trump issued with the text
Obama issued when he came into office shows them to be
mostly similar. Nothing really relevant has changed. The
"shall attend" clause is exactly
people were protesting at airports against Trump's
temporary immigration restrictions. Lots of outrage
against Trump ensued on social media over this and the
other issues. The hypocrisy here stinks to high heaven.
Where were the protest when Obama did similar?
Where are the
protests demanding the repeal of the Patriot Act? Where
are the anti-war protests? These died as soon as Obama
came into office. They never came back even as Obama
pursued polices that were, at best, Republican light and
far from any progressive ideal. Only fake liberals, aka
"libruls", could agree with these. When Dick Cheney is
your witness against Trump you have lost the plot.
Many of the
people coming out now against Trump would likely have
jubilated had Hilliary Clinton won the election and
introduced the exactly same policies. Protest against
the system that is incorporated in Trump, just as it is
incorporated in Clinton, does not come to their mind. Do
they expect to be taken serious?
There was no
outrage today from any of the U.S. "libruls" and their
media outlets about last nights failed
U.S. military raid in Yemen. The rural home of a
tribal leader's family, friendly with some Yemeni
al-Qaeda members, was raided by a special operations
commando. A U.S. tiltrotor military aircraft was shot
down during the raid. One soldier was killed and several
were wounded. The U.S. commandos responded with their
usual panic. They killed anyone in sight and bombed the
shit out of any nearby structure.
According to Yemeni sources between 30 and 57
Yemenis were killed including eight women and
eight children (graphic pics). The U.S. military
claimed, as it always does, that no civilians were hurt
in the raid.
One of the
killed kids was the 8 year old daughter of al-Qaeda
propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki. (The targeted family is
related to al-Awlaki's wife.) The girl was
a U.S. citizen. Under Obama the CIA had already
assassinated her father and her 16 year old brother.
With Obama's active help the Gulf countries have been
bombing and destroying Żemen for nearly two years. No
U.S. demonstrations were held against this war.
say that at least two men were abducted by the U.S.
military. The Central Command press release only said
that the raid had helped to acquire "intelligence" about
possible future terror acts. That probably means that
the prisoners will be tortured to unveil such
"intelligence" even as they may not have any. The Obama
administration had introduced new rules for the military
on how to handle detainees. The UN judged that
the application of some of these rules is torture.
The "libruls" will of course be outraged should any of
those rules, which Obama introduced, be used under a
hypocritical outrage against Trump for things Obama
already did is exactly what Trump
wants and needs. He keeps chasing the media and the
Clintonistas around the block. The impression he leaves,
not only with his followers, is that of a man who works
a lot. 25 outrages out of 25 headlines in just one week?
"Impressive! That is way more than Obama achieved!"
filed for reelection. Who really wants to beat him will
have to attack him on fundamental issues. That is a
problem for the "libruls". Obama and Clinton stand for
the same terrible policies Trump is pushing for. They
are not as loud as Trump and paint their aims in softer
colors. But the difference is only one of degree.
The U.S., like
many other "western" countries, needs fundamentally
different policies and politicians to become a more just
and social society. The current "librul" outcries take
energy away from achieving such.
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"Muslim ban" hypocrisy: Left
quiet when Obama also halted visas:
Why was the Left silent when the Obama administration
refused to issue visas to Iraqis for six months?
Six other times the US has banned
Trump's 'Muslim ban' is not the first time specific
groups or nationalities have been blocked from the US.