Bill Kristol, formerly editor-at-large for the now-shuttered Weekly Standard, is pretty clear where he stands on immigration. Only July 4, he aired an ad on Fox News heavily featuring footage of Ellis Island and reminding us (and Fox News viewer Donald Trump) that America is a nation of immigrants (although Sharyl Attkisson noted that illegal immigration was on most Americans’ minds).
So it’s no surprise that Kristol is joining rapper Talib Kweli Greene in comparing Trump’s proposed border wall to the Berlin Wall (though Kristol didn’t mention that it was built by the Nazis and torn down in 1991).
I'm aware a wall that keeps foreigners out is different from a wall that keeps one's own citizens in. But I still can't help but recall that a long time ago, in a conservative movement far, far away, we all thrilled to Ronald Reagan saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." https://t.co/FxeHaNsr9H
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 22, 2018
Yeah, but then you have the Democratic Socialists of America (and some Democrats too) demanding that there be no border, period. It’s a lovely thought, but there’s nothing inherently immoral about a country enforcing its sovereign borders. Plus it makes maps that much more interesting.
And though we love Ronald Reagan, we were less thrilled to hear his statements on amnesty for illegal aliens.
So what’s the solution? Tear down the existing fencing and let the Border Patrol deal with it? If a wall is bad, fences are bad.
Then why do you recall something that has absolutely nothing to do with a sovereign nation’s border security?
— Roger Waters (@RogerWa57077993) December 22, 2018
You heard it Bill, but you still don't understand it. Try again.
— Tony Sotony (@TonySotony) December 22, 2018
So your own distinction is irrelevant to you. Roger that.
— CropGun (@Ag_Aviator) December 22, 2018
You are aware, yet amazingly you kept typing…?
— lucid1 (@lucid1) December 22, 2018
"I know my manipulative rhetorical point is absolute BS, but let me tweet it at you anyway"
It takes a special type of chutzpah to do this.
— Joji Saiga ㊙ (@Joji_Saiga) December 22, 2018
It is a big enough difference that it makes the rest of your comment stupid.
Just curious, how is the view from the left?
— Kasha Tucker (@KashaTTucker) December 22, 2018
Reagan is also the reason we’re struggling with illegals 30 years later. You’re comparing apples and oranges.
— David Gustavson (@GusIsntHere) December 22, 2018
Was that to enable the traffic of babies & drugs?
— Bevfefe (@Bev_Graham) December 22, 2018
Shall we tear down the wall between Tijuana and San Diego?
— Igor Schatz (@Copernicus2013) December 22, 2018
Why don't you ever criticize Israel's wall so strongly, Bill?
— MrMan (@moderateusrep) December 22, 2018
Do you lock your house or car when you go out, sir?
Why is that? Security matters because some people break the law or steal? Interesting. ?
— Some random thoughts (@someideasnstuff) December 22, 2018
Listen to Kristol. He bankrupted his publication over his TDS.
— Bruno (@gladiusbruno) December 22, 2018
There are a lot of liberals and Never Trumpers in Kristol’s timeline disagreeing with his first sentence and insisting that a wall on the Southern border could be used to keep U.S. citizens in.
But as we always point out, why do the celebrities who keep swearing to leave America say they’re going to Canada and not Mexico (and then stay anyway)?
'Best tweet today': Blue check with 1M followers compares Trump's wall to the Nazi-built Berlin Wall https://t.co/GYMaZXkpGX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 22, 2018