In order to keep you, dear readers, up to date on the latest lingo, this blog's lesson today is on "virtue signaling." This term relates to the melodramatic "holier than thou" mulings of the multitude of protesters of President Trump's temporary immigration ban from seven terrorist-infested countries. Celebrities and politicians are elbowing each other out the way from in front of the nearest microphones to profess their virtue ... how this Trump action is discriminating against the Muslim religion ... which it clearly isn't. It is merely an attempt to tighten up the vetting processes in these dangerous countries to try to reduce the risk of allowing sleeper terrorists into our country.
Hillary Clinton quickly chimed in with, "That's not who we are." Chuck "Tiny Tears" Schumer publicly turned on the waterworks to demonstrate the extent of his virtue. Our acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, threw herself on her sword over this moral travesty by refusing to defend it at the DOJ ... got fired by Trump ... and became the instant hero of the legions of Soros-backed moonbats. Even our ex-president could not wait two weeks before trying to shame his replacement by issuing his own shining virtue signal from a sunny Caribbean beach.
Yes, this executive order was not communicated well or implemented smoothly ... some rookie mistakes ... but it was legal, caused relatively minor dislocation and is supported by the majority of Americans ... those of us who would rather be safe than sorry.