It’s Presidents Day all over the country, but it’s something else in the Bizarro World

It’s Presidents Day all over the country, but it’s something else in the Bizarro World
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In fact it’s Not My President’s Day. Yeah, it doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense, but when did anything cooked up by the Left ever make sense?

According to the Not My President’s Day Facebook page, one iteration of this “peaceful demonstration” (the page specifies “It is a rally, not a march”) is going on in New York City as we speak and will run until 4 p.m. You have to wonder how tens of thousands of people managed to get off work for yet another anti-Trump protest. (How silly of me: These people have no jobs other than protesting Donald Trump!)

The page promises “some speakers and performers,” though the next clause notes that “the size of the crowd will make it difficult to hear the speakers.” Sounds like the planning committee fell down on its job, though not more so than the fact-gathering committee, judging from this bulleted list of grievances:

– He plans to cut federal funding to our state in an attempt to turn us against our immigrant population, funneling money away from important public institutions.
– He wants to use our tax money to build a wall that no one wants.
– He attacked our Muslim communities and instituted an Islamophobic religious ban.
– He approved a pipeline that threatens to destroy sacred lands.
– His administration opposes a woman’s right to choose and purged the White House website of information pertaining to police brutality and LGBTQ rights.
– His party doesn’t take climate change seriously and undermines our state’s efforts to combat it.

A fair bit of this is opinion being passed off as fact (“a wall that no one wants”), and a good bit more is pure bunk: The president has implemented no “religious ban” against Islam or any other religion.

From what I can gather, there are demonstrations taking place in D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, and even Melbourne Australia.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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