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Sunday, March 13, 2016

National Review writer wants to deport Trump's wife, who is a U.S. citizen

Kevin Williamson of the National Review is losing his mind as Donald Trump nears the Republican presidential nomination.

Williamson now wants to deport Melania Trump.

He said so in a column, which somehow was posted online without anyone bothering to fact-check. Missus Trump No. 3 is an American citizen. Breaking news, National Review: She became a naturalized citizen in 2006.




From Kevin Williamson:
Trump likes to proclaim that our inability to enforce our immigration law is an existential threat, like terrorism: “Either we have a country or we don’t,” he says. When it comes to such threats, Trump’s tough-guy posturing encompasses all sorts of things: leaning on private companies and using the law to penalize them if they will not toe his line on immigration, violating the rights of U.S. citizens, and, famously, his pledging to treat the families of terrorism suspects like terrorists themselves, to be “very hard on the families.” Trump has publicly stated that — his words here — “a young and beautiful piece of ass” is a shield against all criticism. But the third/current Mrs. Trump is literally the poster girl for a modeling agency that is credibly accused of systematically abusing the very immigration laws whose robust enforcement is the purported raison d’ĂȘtre of his presidential campaign. If immigration abuse is an existential threat and getting tough on the families is our new national ethos, there’s only one conclusion. Deport Melania Trump.
The column also knocked Trump's junk and include other comments that are a reminder that a few of Trump's critics need to take a vacation, take medications, or take some libation.

In another article, "Father Fuhrer," Williamson said working class people deserve no sympathy. None. From Williamson:
It is also immoral. It is immoral because it perpetuates a lie: that the white working class that finds itself attracted to Trump has been victimized by outside forces. It hasn’t. The white middle class may like the idea of Trump as a giant pulsing humanoid middle finger held up in the face of the Cathedral, they may sing hymns to Trump the destroyer and whisper darkly about “globalists” and — odious, stupid term — “the Establishment,” but nobody did this to them.
They failed themselves. It wasn't Beijing. It wasn't even Washington, as bad as Washington can be. It wasn't immigrants from Mexico, excessive and problematic as our current immigration levels are. It wasn't any of that.
Nothing happened to them. There wasn't some awful disaster. There wasn't a war or a famine or a plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence — and the incomprehensible malice — of poor white America.
The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too.
Rush Limbaugh has praised Williamson as a gifted writer.

I do not see the talent. All I see is a jerk who is tied to an ideology based on unbridled free trade and open borders that is as false as socialism, and communism -- and just as insolent and hostile to the victims of their misguided economic theories.

That such a fool would deport a U.S. citizen and would have no empathy at all for working class people or poor white America is to be expected.

28 comments:

  1. TDS: Trump Derangement Syndrome. Perhaps Mr. Williamson had a bad experience with a mail-order Russian bride. - Elric

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  2. Ouch! I think Mr. Williamson is approaching the end of a career as an "opinion maker".

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    1. In the battle of ideas, Williamson is bringing a spoon to a gunfight.

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  3. That quoted "Father Fuehrer" piece...

    Holy mackerel - someone needs to organize an intervention for Williamson. I'd suggest NR, but they are enablers.

    - Mikey NTH

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  4. " When it comes to such threats, Trump’s tough-guy posturing encompasses all sorts of things: leaning on private companies and using the law to penalize them if they will not toe his line on immigration,..." I seem to recall that doing this is the LAW (federal, one (1) of many). And those "forces" have come from our leftist government making it less attractive/ugly/coyote-ugly financially to keep jobs here.

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  5. Somebody OD'd on the stupid pills again!

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  6. One of his jobs is in Manhattan so maybe he lives there. He certainly writes with the snarky tone of intellectual contempt, parodied in the The Fountainhead, necessary for literary recognition by it's towered media moguls. This has probably been honed by his other job as a drama critic. There dexterity with verbal stilleto gives one power to end careers, the only sign of significance in that nasty little world. But he is not going to end Trump's career. In these articles he plunges his toy rapier into him, his wife, his poor white supporters(Trump is a racist Nazi klanster redneck you know), but to no effect. Trump can only be harmed in the primaries either by his own mistakes or the opposition of a strong opponent. Who is this person supposed to be? The fact there is none the theater critic does not
    admit. And why is this? Because the white robed Philosphers who employ him are waiting for Him, waiting for Godot,waiting at the seminar station for their perfect Hero to arrive, waiting waiting. Someday he will come, and he will be perfect too , and he will be carried to victory by his minions, on their broad verbal shoulders, pure in thought and tone, and with a perfect spouse not beautiful nor ugly either, Born in the USA too. Of course by then their victor will be only the titular ruler of a Liberal desert . Right now Trump is the best we have. Let Williamson and his friends hate him as long as they fear him .

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  7. Replace Poor White with Poor Black and see the reaction.

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    3. Yes, substitution is always a good test of such ideas.

      Oy. My fingers seem to have a mind of their own this morning. Can't get them to do anything right.

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  8. are these articles from the Onion?

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  9. Considering NRO operates at a loss, I see his paycheck as nothing more than a privately funded welfare entitlement.

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  10. It may be, as Williamson implies, Trump's wife came to the US under somewhat deceptive pretenses (after all, how essential to the US is yet another model), but at least she came here LEGALLY, not ILLEGALLY, an important distinction in Trump's stump speeches that Williamson chooses to ignore.

    I have no objection to regulated, legal immigration, but I am 100% dead set against illegal immigration. There should be no compromise over this. If you are here illegally, go home. If you were admitted to this country legally and came here to enjoy and participate in the American experiment in freedom, I say welcome aboard. Call me racist, but I will support any politician who shares my view and opposes open borders, even someone who comes from New York City.

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  11. I've generally liked Williamson's writing on economic issues. Along with French on the military, and Cooke on gun control.
    But the whole NRO crew has gone overboard on its anti-Trump crusade.
    I seldom visit NRO these days.

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    1. Disagree. His writing on economic issues partakes of accounting methods which do not belong in poker games.

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  12. The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too.

    John Derbyshire, whom I do not care for, was deservedly fired for less. Interestingly, he hadn't been fired for launching a vicious attack in 2006 on one of National Review's staff editors, who had written a book on the abortion law regime. National Review's editor, Richard Lowry, has also allowed his twee deputy to run off Mark Steyn, the publication's most talented contributor.

    Fr. Richard John Neuhaus used to use the term 'defunct' to mean 'finished a course of life' and to apply it to institutions which continued in an odd zombie like state even though they contributed nothing toward their foundational mission. (He had in mind seminaries). National Review is now defunct in this sense.

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  13. What's stupefying about this is

    1. That models are akin to entertainers of various sorts. They're not interchangeable. Entertainers take tours as performers in this country. There are no complaints being lodged against this sort of foreign labor.

    2. Mrs. Trump was already employed as a model in Paris and Milan. Even were models interchangeable, she was a peer to New York models, not an analogue to imported Indian programmers who have to be trained by the American programmers they've been hired to replace.

    3. Since when is an educated and multilingual woman as likely to generate social problems and costs as the usual run of immigrant?

    4. Who ever told Williamson that it was a good journalistic practice to take the contentions of plaintiff's lawyers at face value?

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  14. Only leftist media reporters, feral students, and other dumbasses would try to put the Donald fire out with gasoline.

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  15. I think a lot of the malice and sheer visceral hatred implicit in Williamson's diatribe can be ascribed to old fashioned religious bigotry.

    He is a convert to Roman Catholicism and has intimated on several occasions his disdain for Protestants of Scottish/Scots-Irish origin. These are the sort of people he has in mind in this article.

    His bigoted hatred of Donald Trump probably stems from the fact that Trump's mother was a Scottish Protestant.

    Incidentally, the other half of Trump's heritage - German - has been subjected to sarcastic barbs about 'Bismarckian Social Security' from Williamson in the past.

    I guess in Williamson's eyes Trump is doubly damned without even opening his mouth.

    Williamson and National Review can go to hell.

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  16. @NRO fired John Derbyshire. Why not @KevinNR? Same reason - racism.

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  17. I have a buddy whose sole motivation for voting for Trump is so that we can have a First Lady who's "stupid hot" as he says.

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    1. Melania Trump has earned a living from being extraordinarily handsome. However, she has some tertiary schooling and speaks a mess of languages. I doubt she has notable intellectual deficits. (No one thought Betty Ford stupid. She modeled and sold clothes for a living, had no tertiary schooling other than some training in dance, and spoke only English).

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  18. another on kool aid trump hater in right job media all cowards

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  19. trump haters in the media are good for americans to see the bias pity the media are stuck on stupid and dont get the ordinary american black and white

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  20. For some time now it has been clear that TDS has a firm hold at NRO. Once their boy Jeb! bit the dust they were ready to jump unto the Chico bandwagon until it became clear that the wheels were coming off of it. So now they are stuck with GOPe choice behind door no. 3, the Canuck.

    As a result of its TDS I can no longer trust NRO as an unbiased source of Conservative/Libertarian commentary.

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  21. Wait... so Williamson said that most of what is going on is the result of culture? That meth, and the lack of marriages, and the general destruction is largely the result of the underclass acting like... the underclass?

    That's despicable.

    The fact that Thomas Sowell has said exactly the same thing for a very long time shouldn't affect your opinion of that, either.

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  22. I agree! Deport that bitch back to Slovenia where they still shit in caves!

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