The term Gaslighting originates with the 1944 play and movie Gaslight, during which an unfaithful husband tries to convince his wife she is insane by continually lying to her and manipulating her surroundings.
Recently, the Democrat press and Democrat politicians have been gaslighting on topics as diverse as COVID, their taxes, the border, illegal aliens, and too many other topics.
Case #1: Gaslighting on COVID and masks can be hard for a Democrat when there are checks and balances
The lead author of a study on masks calls out Biden’s Secretary of Education over a misquote of the results of the study
Tracy Høeg, MD, PhD (@TracyBethHoeg) September 28, 2021
If the Socialist/Democrats had truth on their side, they wouldn’t need their intimidation tools
If the Socialist/Democrats had truth behind them, they wouldn’t need to:
- Suppress the free speech of medical professionals on Facebook
- Limit discussion on problems surrounding any vaccination (not just the mRNA vaccines that have damaged so many young people’s hearts)
- Mandate vaccines for people who already have natural immunity
- Fire our heroes in the health care, military, and law enforcement (especially border agent) communities just because of an unwillingness to “get the jab”
- Exempt illegal aliens and other favored groups near and dear to Joe Biden’s shrunken, twisted heart
However, let there be no illusion here. There is no compassion by Biden. There is no seeking for truth. There is only a grab for as much power as the Democrats can scoop up before they get pushed out of office (and at this rate, it cannot come soon enough).
Case #2: The functional word in this Obama gaslighting message is “should”
Multi-millionaire Obama admits he is among the wealthy who should pay more to fund Biden’s $3.5T budget bill
The Daily Mail points out some of Obama’s gaslighting as he pushes Joe Biden’s audacious expansion of spending.
‘They can afford it, we can afford it – I put myself in this category now,’ Obama said Tuesday on Good Morning America. ‘And I think anybody who pretends that it’s a hardship for billionaires to pay a little bit more in taxes so that a single mom gets childcare support or so that we’re doing something about climate change for the next generation, that’s an argument that’s unsustainable.’
Obama spoke to GMA in advance of the groundbreaking of his Obama Presidential Center in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side.
ABC News’ Robin Roberts talked to him about a number of political issues, including the visuals of Haitian migrants being rounded up by American border patrol.
‘Unfortunately, comprehensive immigration reform has consistently gotten stuck, partly because we can’t get enough Republicans to support it,’ Obama said, addressing the policy angle first. ‘What happens at the Texas border is a painful reminder that we don’t have this right yet,’ he said, before referring to the images as ‘heartbreaking.’
“I think anybody who pretends that it's a hardship for billionaires to pay a little bit more in taxes so that a sin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Good Morning America (@GMA) September 28, 2021
(Read more at the Daily Mail)
If anyone thinks Obama will submit more money to the IRS, I have a nice piece of swamp to sell you in Martha’s Vineyard
If anyone thinks that this former senator from Illinois who was broke when he came to the U.S. Senate will pay more in taxes, then I have a deal for you.
On the other hand, if Obama’s comment “what happens at the Texas border as a painful reminder that we don’t have this right yet” refers to Joe’s total screw up that has resulted in a doubling of sex trafficking of women and children, I’ll agree. However, if this former prevaricator-in-chief is denigrating our border agents (who did not strike any illegal alien Haitians with reigns or run over any of those illegal aliens), then that scum is out of line.
Case #3: Gaslighting about the border in a way so blatant that even a five-year-old couldn’t fall for it
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee claims the border to be
The Daily Caller reports how Representative Jackson Lee actually said that the border was “sovereign and secure.”
Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Wednesday that the southern border is currently “sovereign and secure” despite the ongoing border crisis.
During the House Judiciary Committee Markup, Jackson thanked President Joe Biden’s administration for “securing” the border, saying the border crisis is “objected to biased and unfair narratives for political purposes.”
“The goodness that I want to express is thank goodness for the goodness of the Biden Administration combined with an effective law enforcement structure for securing our border. Thank goodness for the border patrol agents who have consistently worked, many of whom I have known for years and worked with as a resident of Houston and an active member of Judiciary and Homeland Security, having led border security committees, transportation security committees, been to the border any number of times,” Jackson Lee said. “Let me pronounce to my friends that the border is both sovereign and secure. It is obviously objected to biased and unfair narratives for political purposes.”
House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) September 29, 2021
(Read the Daily Caller comments on Harris and Jackson Lee)
With this degree of gaslighting, Rep. Jackson Lee shouldn’t have to pay utility bills for a year
With this degree of gaslighting, I would be cautious of approaching this gasbag. I wouldn’t get within a cubic mile of her for fear of the potential methane explosion.
Case 4: Another case of an unbelievable gaslight
Journalist Robert Knight guffaws at the idiocy of Democrat gaslights
The American Family News shares an opinion piece by Robert Knight (of the Washington Times) who balked at the idiocy of a recent statements by Democrats.
Take our “successful” departure from Afghanistan (we can “trust” the Taliban). Add a dose of border pixie dust and you have a new brew of Kool-Aid they are foisting on us.
Even some in the media have finally taken notice and are miffed because they are being asked to enable whoppers so over the top that their own reputations, such as they are, are being damaged. It was apparently easy to cover up lies like the Clinton-produced Russian collusion hoax. Heck, they enabled the Democrats to demagogue that invention for three years, cheering on two impeachments. Now, with Durham finally stirring, it’s coming back to bite them.
The media and Big Tech easily suppressed real news like the Hunter Biden laptop scandal just before the 2020 election that revealed the Biden crime family’s treacherous deals in communist China and Ukraine. But the border situation is becoming an embarrassment.
The Washington Post in August editorialized that “convoluted messaging – telling migrants not to seek entry to the United States while at the same time relaxing or scrapping an array of measures that would actually dissuade them, and providing relief to migrants on both sides of the border – has been a failure.”
The Post’s paramount concern appears to be that this could cost Democrats control of Congress in 2022. “It is politically toxic,” they warn.
“The Biden administration has become famous for telling fibs, outright lies, prevarications — whatever you want to call them.” (Columnist Robert Knight, in an interview with American Family News)
The most recent lies from the Biden regime are proving tough to suppress. Two stand out, and they both involve the border catastrophe.
First, White House press secretary Jen Psaki gave a ludicrous explanation for why illegal immigrants at the border are not being tested for COVID-19 even while Joe Biden has told 100 million Americans to be vaccinated or lose their jobs. The administration also announced that foreign travelers by air could enter the U.S. only if they provide proof of vaccinations.
Asked about the different standard applied to hundreds of thousands pouring over the border, she said, “They’re not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.”
Right. These people from dozens of nations, not just Mexico, are leaving everything behind and risking their lives and that of their families, so they can drop in for a visit, maybe a long weekend in Rehoboth Beach?
The second big lie was Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s insistence this past week that the border “is no less secure than it was previously.” You know, under President Trump, who had sharply reduced illegal immigration, and was building a wall and fortifying the Border Patrol.
Let Mr. Mayorkas’s bald-faced falsehood sink in while you view last week’s Third World encampment of 10,000 or more Haitians at the highway bridge in Texas. You could view it only because the FAA withdrew its Soviet-style ban on Fox News’ camera drones after an outcry.
Since Joe Biden took office, illegal immigration has soared to more than 200,000 a month and is quickly increasing. In Biden’s first four months, more than 500,000 people entered the country illegally. They project two million illegal immigrants by year’s end. For the Democrats, happy days are here again. These are their potential voters.
So, what does the Left do in the face of their leader’s dereliction of duty that amounts to treason? They trot out a new trope about Border Patrol officers on horses “whipping” Haitian immigrants. The officers have no whips, just reins on their horses.
No matter. Teen Vogue began its lead article on Tuesday: “The images are shocking. U.S. border agents on horseback are whipping at Haitian asylum seekers carrying plastic bags of food and clothing.” This is the same magazine that advises underage girls to try every form of sexual perversity under the sun before deciding “who they are.”
Democrats went nuts over the Texas cavalry.
Rep. Maxine Waters, the California bully who urged mobs to harass Trump administration officials in their private lives, said, “What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery.”
Witnessed? I honestly did not know she was 150 years old, like some of the people on Philadelphia’s voting rolls.
Nancy Pelosi found the “use of what appear to be whips” to be “deeply troubling.”
Mr. Mayorkas, who has utterly abdicated his job of securing the United States border, said he was “horrified” by the images of patrolmen on horseback. Maybe if they were riding ATVs or tricycles, he’d be okay with it.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who is fine with communist regimes but scorns America, said, “Our immigration system is designed for cruelty towards and dehumanization of immigrants. Immigration should not be a crime, and its criminalization is a relatively recent invention. This is a stain on our country.”
Is every other nation on earth that maintains a border “stained” as well? No, just the United States.
(Read about “kids in cages,” CPB horseback agents, and other gaslights at AFN)
When the main stream press starts regularly balking at the Democrat idiocy, then the gaslighting might stop
Until the majority of us show enough disgust with the idiocy of the Socialist/Democrats, this will not stop. Neither the press (the propaganda arm of the Democrats) nor the politicians (both RINO and card-carrying Democrats) will stop until then.
I maintain that the push on climate change constitutes nothing but gaslighting. While an academic industry has been built (and funded through government grants to researchers who will support the tenets put forth by the government), the opinions of experts like the founder of the Weather Channel are ignored.