Lying with a Straight Face

Cal  Thomas

Cal Thomas | Posted: Jun 29, 2021 12:01 AM – for Townhall.com

Lying with a Straight Face
Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce

My cmnt: Politicians used to have to be at least a little clever in their lies, usually throwing in some half-truths to throw off the unwary. The press used to have a modicum of conscience and at least some ethical standards to call out baldfaced lies. Now the press, et al. have moved to simply being an organ of the democratic party. Placing democrats into power and keeping them there is the overriding goal. Lying by commission and omission is now standard practice. President Trump exposed their true commitments and those commitments are NOT to present factual data to the public but rather to spin all things democrat as manna from heaven and everything Republican as spawned in Hell itself.

My cmnt: Communists and Nazis were and are the parents of the modern democratic party. Using propaganda is how both of these evil ideologies obtained and kept power (along with, of course, brute force, terrorism and corruption). Using words as weapons goes back to the Serpent in the Garden and has been greatly perfected by the Left to deceive the masses.

My cmnt: Our adversarial criminal justice system was designed to allow both sides to present their best arguments and have a judge to enforce the rules and a jury decide who is telling the truth. And so our political system evolved to copy that, with two parties keeping each other in check and balance.

My cmnt: But the democrats realized long ago that they cannot win if the truth is told effectively and believed by the majority of the voters. So they made a strategic decision to infiltrate and gain control over the educational systems and the news organizations. By doing this they sought to control the message and make sure it slanted in their favor.

My cmnt: When this failed to give them absolute and unending control of the country they decided to simply stop reporting the truth, as best as it can be obtained, and to instead tell the approved democratic party line, the daily narrative if you will, no matter how absurd it is, full of lies or even when blatantly stupid.

My cmnt: Yet even this failed. So they hyped Covid-19, used the lying weasel Anthony Fauci to lead block, and decided only massive vote and voter fraud in four major cities could give them back the country they had legitimately lost to President Trump in 2016.

My cmnt: Only Biblically-sound Christian churches, talk radio, a yet free internet, and some excellent news sources have allowed us to obtain factual data and the truth in the midst of this democratic storm of lies, deceits and unending disinformation – i.e., fake news as President Trump so appropriately labeled it.

All politicians tell lies, but the Biden-Harris administration is taking lies to a new level. They now want us to disbelieve what we can see.

To paraphrase a quote attributed to the 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, there are lies, damn lies … and then there is Vice President Kamala Harris.

More than 90 days after being tasked to stem the record flow of migrants into the U.S., Harris finally went to the southern border, falsely claiming, “We’ve made progress.” She visited El Paso, Texas, while the real problem is in the Rio Grande Valley. Clearly, neither she nor her handlers wanted pictures of people wading, walking and jumping fences to get into the U.S. with her there.

Instead, Harris found a safe place where she talked with border control officers, who have been overwhelmed by migrants in places where she was not. Predictably, she blamed the Trump administration for causing the problem when, in fact, Trump claimed to be on the way to a solution. Trump and a few House Republicans are scheduled to visit the border on Wednesday, leading some to wonder if Harris was trying to upstage him.

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott said the real problems along the border are less in El Paso than in areas not protected by the unfinished border wall. Abbott said Harris would “fail in her mission if she refuses to speak to residents of the Del Rio sector whose homes and ranches are being overrun by gangs and smugglers.”

Abbott has pledged a $250 million “down payment” to resume construction of the wall. Governors in Florida, Arizona and Nebraska have dispatched  law enforcement officers to Texas to support local officers and the border patrol.

What frustrates and contributes to the anger many Americans feel toward their government is that solutions exist, but many politicians refuse to apply them. Recent TV interviews with migrants have shown they were motivated to come because they believed President Biden is making it easier for them to be admitted.

Harris’ recent speech in which she said, “do not come, do not come” had about as much credibility as Bill Clinton’s denial of sex with Monica Lewinsky.

There are critics who say this is part of a plan by Democrats to “import” new voters and make the party a permanent majority. That may be part of it, but I suspect another reason is to undermine the values and traditions that built and have sustained this country from the beginning. There are those secular progressives who speak and behave as if they hate America and would be happy to see it brought down to the level of other countries or destroyed outright. What better way to do this than to dilute those values and traditions by importing foreigners?

We see this dilution occurring at many levels, including culture, language, behavior, media, and academia. Anyone who objects is labeled with an unending stream of pejoratives. It is why many remain silent or flee in fear from the battlefield. Recent challenges to school board members at public meetings over what is being taught in some public schools gives hope that increasing numbers of Americans are fed up and are now pushing back.

The ultimate push-backer is Donald Trump. His visit to that part of the border where the largest number of migrants are coming across will help focus on the Biden administration’s failure to deal with it and Harris’ meaningless visit to El Paso, which is not “the new Ellis Island,” as Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) called it.

Better to call it one of several “invasion crossings.”

Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com. Look for Cal Thomas’ latest book “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers and the Future of the United States” (HarperCollins/Zondervan).

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