The Stephen Miller “Smiling Buddha” Test

What is the “Smiling Buddha” reference in the title? WIKI tells us: “Smiling Buddha was the assigned code name of India’s first successful nuclear bomb test on 18 May 1974.”

“I have to say, I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English. It’s all — it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind — no, this is an amazing moment,” Miller shot back. The immigration hawk and former Jeff Sessions staffer continued, “Jim, have you honestly never met an immigrant from another country who speaks English outside of Great Britain and Australia?” (DAILY CALLER)

Miller clearly gets the better of Acosta in particular on the substance of the policy — challenging him on why he privileges low-skilled foreigners over low-skilled Americans is a nice turnabout — but I don’t think Acosta minded. The point wasn’t to get a thoughtful answer out of Miller or even to “win,” it was to display his virtuous plumage and let the rest of the media know that he threw down with the nationalist gargoyle. Turn the cameras in the briefing room off and you don’t have that problem. If Acosta wants to make speeches about Emma Lazarus, he can stand in front of his bathroom mirror and talk into a banana. (HOT AIR)

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