There are times when the actions, policies, or statements of an individual or organization clash so obviously with the facts that it's only natural that one begins to question their motivation.
Are they seeking personal gain? Do they wish to wreak destruction, regardless of the cost?
Or, are they so obsessed that facts no longer make a difference and their contention has become a fact-impervious way of life?
Today it’s time for a motivation check for the left and it’s action arm — the Democratic Party and the opposition media.
Because the narrative they've been pushing for the past two years wasn't even smoke and mirrors.
It was lies and broken glass.
This is a three-part examination:
Now that the first lie, the great Russia collusion delusion has utterly collapsed, Peggy Grande, writing on Fox News, has identified two additional lies the left (which includes all Democrats) must stop telling, "Lie number two is that there is no crisis at our southern border."
You’ve no doubt seen leftists with media passes posted at the border claiming there is no crisis, because at the time the story was taped illegal immigrants had already crossed, were taking a siesta, or were otherwise occupied when the cameras arrived.
Grande explained what your common sense has been telling you for months, "Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are we being overrun by thousands of people who are arriving with no documentation to prove who they are, but much worse, we are turning a blind eye to human trafficking — right here at home.
"In fact, we may actually be facilitating it by incentivizing migrants to arrive with children. If people arrive in a 'family unit,' they are processed differently and given priority entry.
"Without documentation, we have to take the word of the child and the 'parent' as to their identity, although a few select border control crossings are starting to use DNA testing to determine a familial connection."
The only family many of these individuals are members of is the human race .
Judging by the way some have behaved after they’ve crossed the border makes even that connection tenuous.
Yet these pre-meditated lawbreakers are credulously processed as refugees by "public employees" who either serve an agenda instead of the public, or are incapable of seeing the truth.
This is a lie undermining respect for the law through Latin America, burdens citizen taxpayers without their consent, and aids the left at the expense of the Constitution.
Grande’s third lie is "is that America is ready to move toward socialism."
The left wants socialism because it has never had personal experience with that ruinous, poisonous system that once imposed takes multiple decades from which to recover.
Assuming the nation in question can expel the group that imposed socialism.
The dependent class, which composes a large part of the left's base, thinks socialism means freebies forever. So what could be better?!
Ms. Grande knows the truth and so do we, "The average, hard-working, middle-class voter, doesn't want a change of direction. They don’t want to return to the Obama-Biden era of more government control, increased regulation, higher taxes, and additional intrusion into their lives and businesses.
"What they actually want is more of what they are getting now — rising wages, energy independence, nearly full employment, fairer trade globally, and a national economy that is booming – and is the envy of the world."
Except for the left — which answers the question we posed at the beginning of this column.
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