Not since Frazier/Ali has there been a battle as epic as the Rumble in the Press Room between CNN’s Jim Acosta and White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller.
I stayed on Twitter for about hours afterward just to see all the reactions.
Needless to say, the sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome are saying Acosta wiped the floor with Miller.
And those who support the President’s agenda said Miller made mincemeat of Acosta.
In these divisive times, two people can watch the exact same exchange and come away with diametrically opposed opinions.
But from what I watched, Miller didn’t need to best Jim. Because Jim Acosta made a fool of himself without any help from anyone.
And he certainly didn’t win.
You know how I know he wasn’t the winner?
Because when you win an epic battle of words, you don’t need to rush to Twitter and continue the fight.
Yet that’s exactly what Acosta did.
With the press conference long over, Acosta kept arguing into the ether – sending out tweet after tweet.
He tweeted out the entirety of Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus.” As if this poem – written as part of a fundraiser to raise money for the pedestal on which the Statue would stand – negates all immigration law.
Apparently Acosta needed time after the press conference to Google the damn thing since he didn’t know it.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 2, 2017
You can read what I wrote about the New Colossus HERE.
But here’s just a taste:
France was our oldest ally and fought side-by-side with us in our war of Independence. So it was natural that they would want to honor the Centennial of this nation’s birth.
The Statue of Liberty is a statue to honor America — the land of Liberty.
Not the land of “inclusion and understanding.”
But the land of Liberty.
Having such reverence for this poem as if it is part of our system of government or laws makes about as much sense as saying, “We as a nation must to feed the world. To not do so would be spitting on the traditions set out by Band-Aid when they recorded We are the World!”
Yet Liberals act as if a poem, written in 1883 as part of a fundraiser, is somehow of more weight and significance than our Constitution, the consent of the governed, or the will of the people.
They act as if US law, national security, and American sovereignty have to take a back seat to this poem by Emma Lazarus.
Resorting to “The New Colossus” as an argument against the RAISE Act is not coming from a position of strength.
Instead, it shows that Acosta is woefully ignorant of not just the purpose of immigration, but also our nation’s history.
And if Acosta really had the better argument, he wouldn’t have incessantly interrupted Miller to the point where he prevented him from responding.
Let’s face it. You only do that because you know if the other guy gets a word in, he’s going to school you.
Had Acosta really won that battle, he wouldn’t need to run to Twitter to keep litigating it.
Only losers do that.
Jim reminds me of the guy who gets his ass handed to him in an argument. Then after the one who bests him walks away, suddenly finds all the great arguments he would have used if he only had the wits to think of them at the time.
So, no. Jim Acosta didn’t “school Miller.” And he didn’t mop the floor with him.
Instead, he made a fool of himself….
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