jimjam wrote:Obese Donald sez his rhetoric is bringing America together..........
However, the rhetoric of the Democrats and their propaganda news media is dividing the country. They complain about Trump's rhetoric, but their rhetoric is even worse.
As soon as authorities said they suspected the El Paso mass shooter was the author of a hate-filled, white-supremacist online manifesto, Democrats began blaming President Trump. “He is a racist,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), “and we’ve seen the consequences of it.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Twitter about the president, “Your language creates a climate which emboldens extremists.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) declared that Trump was “directly responsible” for the shooting.
That is shameful. Trump is not responsible for the actions of a madman. As Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro, a lonely voice of reason on the left, correctly put it, “there’s one person that’s directly responsible for the shooting in El Paso and that’s the shooter.”
But if Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways. Because the man who carried out another mass shooting 13 hours later in Dayton, Ohio, seems to have been a left-wing radical whose social media posts echoed Democrats’ hate-filled attacks on the president and U.S. immigration officials. The Associated Press reported on Monday that a Twitter account that appeared to be his “showed tweets labeling himself a ‘leftist,’ bemoaning the election of President Donald Trump, supporting Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging people to cut fences of immigrant detention centers.”
The suspected Dayton shooter railed online against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, retweeted criticism of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for not supporting Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive House allies, shared posts about “concentration camps” at the border, and tweeted “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait around until the idiots finally come around to understanding.”
Should we blame Warren for the Dayton massacre carried out by one of her supporters? How about Sanders, whose anti-capitalist rhetoric may have inflamed this young socialist? Or maybe we should blame Ocasio-Cortez for disgracefully comparing U.S. immigration facilities to “concentration camps” — a phrase that appears to have caught the Dayton shooter’s attention? (He seems to be the second domestic terrorist to echo her rhetoric before carrying out an attack; the manifesto of the man who was shot to death by police after he allegedly firebombed an ICE facility in Tacoma, Wash., last month also referred to “concentration camps.”)
If Trump is responsible for El Paso, then Democrats are responsible for Dayton. After the El Paso shooting, Trump declared “in one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”
Sorry, I missed the speech in which Warren, or any Democrat, has taken personal responsibility for how their inflammatory rhetoric contributed to the Dayton massacre. I also don’t remember Democrats taking personal responsibility for how their virulent anti-Trump rhetoric contributed to the attempted assassination of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other Republican legislators in 2017 by a deranged former Sanders campaign volunteer — even though the shooter called Trump a “traitor” on social media, echoing now-disproved Democratic accusations that Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
By Marc A. Thiessen
Columnist The Washington Post
In my opinion, the Democrats may also be blamed for the El Paso shooting, since they refused to help secure our southern border from the invasion of the illegal immigrants crossing into our country.