Esquire Columnist Sneers at Concerns of Terrorism
Last weekend, Trump aide Stephen Miller went on CBS’ Face the Nation to talk to host John Dickerson about the executive order banning people from terrorist countries from coming here in case of threats from ISIS terrorists:
Well, I think that it’s been an important reminder to all Americans that we have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become, in many cases, a supreme branch of government. One unelected judge in Seattle cannot remake laws for the entire country. I mean this is just crazy, John, the idea that you have a judge in Seattle say that a foreign national living in Libya has an effective right to enter the United States is — is — is beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.
Well, a day after that interview, an Esquire magazine columnist named Charles Pierce – a far-left zealot – suggested that the Seattle judge ruling the case over the executive order was right to overturn that oh-so-racist ban. He goes on to dishonestly and ironically suggest that the entire Republican party was out for itself:
The only people with the actual power to rein in this president*, or to spare the country from further damage, are the Republicans in the Congress and, outside of a few tweets from Ben Sasse, and the perennial grumbling of John McCain, they’re not ready to do that, at least not until they get their tax cuts through. Right now, if Trump were to show up on the Senate floor dressed like Julius Caesar and playing showtunes on the kazoo, Susan Collins might have second thoughts about handing the EPA over to Scott Pruitt, but that would be the extent of the Republican resistance.
The currently outraged sensibilities of Andrew Sullivan notwithstanding, the Republicans declared party-over-country a long time ago. If you’re just noticing now, you haven’t been paying attention.
What a genius, huh? Esquire editor Jay Fielden is the one who calls the shots, and he apparently has no problem with what Pierce did. And now, you know all you need to know about Esquire magazine.