Democrats Reply to Trump’s Oval Office Address

Democrats Reply to Trump’s Oval Office Address, by Greg Sheridan

The newly minted House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the Democrats’ Senate leader, Chuck Schumer, responded with two of the feeblest, lowest-wattage speeches any audience not seeking a Valium replacement therapy has ever endured. …

Frozen in the headlights, unable to voice the real reason they oppose uncontrolled immigration

The Democrats responded to Trump with maximum hypocrisy. Pelosi, Schumer, Hillary Clinton and almost all the other leading Democrats present Trump’s wall as something uniquely shocking and offensive to American values. Yet it was Barack Obama who built hundreds of kilometres of fencing and, in part, walls on the Mexican border, and who deported record numbers of illegal immigrants.

Obama once declared: “Those who are in this country illegally and those who employ them are disrespecting the law.” Nor was Trump the first president to make a potential connection between illegal immigration and terrorism. Obama also once said: “In this age of terror we cannot allow people to flood in at the southern border.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil, Scott of the Pacific