Fox News regular guest Ben Stein didn’t just attack the federal appeals court for rejecting Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, Stein went on to accuse anti-Trump protesters of having started a civil war.
Before he got to scare mongering about anti-Trump protesters, Stein suggested that the three federal appeals court judges that kept the stay of Trump’s ban in place are traitors.
STEIN: What this court in Washington has done is approximately the equivalent of the Japanese suing Franklin Delano Roosevelt and claiming that they should have due process rights not to have the U.S. go to war against them, and even though they’re not U.S. citizens or residents, the court grants them standing and says well they might be harmed and therefore the US can’t go to war against them.
Not surprisingly, host Maria Bartiromo did not challenge a word. Nor did she when Stein went on to suggest that anti-Trump protesters are also dangerous traitors.
STEIN: I think a civil war has already begun in this country with the disruption of Republican town halls and Republican gatherings, with the smearing of Republicans in almost every corner of the media. Obviously not in this corner of the media.
Watch Stein try to ratchet up the flames of divisiveness below, from the February 10, 2017 Your World.
I’m definitely anti-anti-military/police, but only because these government forces are under the rule of law and responsible leadership. In Putin’s Russia, I’m not so pro-police. I can live with spending more on police, particularly on more community policing, but the combination of bulking up police and signalling laxness on the eighth amendment invites the worst possible violation of individual rights, viz. the police state.
“The Democrats regard for blacks as a dependant class of people hasn’t changed during that time either. Today it is supported by the overwhealming majority of blacks and/or the voter fraud that is common in black neighborhoods.”
Hey Ed — do you have CREDIBLE LINKS (i.e. links that are NOT owned by Rupert “Herr Goebbels II” Murdoch or reich-wing stink tanks like The Heritage Foundation or the American Enterprise Institute or The Hoover Institute) to back that up?
[cue the chirping crickets]
The Democrats regard for blacks as a dependant class of people hasn’t changed during that time either. Today it is supported by the overwhealming majority of blacks and/or the voter fraud that is common in black neighborhoods.
There is no literal civil war, or in any case, the resultant defeat of the anti-military, anti-police side is so forshadowed that it isn’t worth talking about. Just leftist trouble makers being manipulated by evil people.
If one accepts Ben Stein’s metaphor of civil war, my vote is that it began with Nixon’s demonization of the press. In Nixon’s case, to quote Heraclitis, “character was destiny”. I shutter every time I think of that quote in connection with Trump.