Democrats and some members of the media including a healthy dose of hosts from MSNBC are accusing President Trump and the Republicans of running concentration camps. What is astonishing is that the President is just continuing the policies of and using facilities used by Barack Obama to detain migrants and their children.
But led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats and members of the media are accusing President Trump of having concentration camps. Chris Hays of MSNBC has thrown himself into the debate to defend Ocasio-Cortez’s claims of concentration camps. Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times and MSNBC accused the President of “ethnic cleansing.” Other members of the media have done so as well or taken a “Republicans pounce” approach.
When President Trump tweeted about that anti-Semitic idiot freshman Democrat (I can’t remember which one it was, honestly. There are so many), the press claimed he was trying to cause her harm. We live, however, in the world of James Hodgkinson, a partisan progressive who believed irresponsible Democrat claims about President Trump and the GOP and, as a result, attempted a mass assassination of Republican congressmen at a baseball practice.
Now, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gone on record with two things. First, she believes if the President is not impeached he will win re-election. She knows he will not be removed from office because of a Republican Senate. Second, she is doubling down on claims he is running concentration camps.
She is doing nothing to resolve the issue at the border. She is not launching investigations or calling for Democrats to launch investigations. She is not joining with other congressmen to fund a solution, which is her prerogative as a member of congress.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually not doing anything to improve the situation at the border except telling everyone the President is running concentration camps and insisting she is serious. If the congresswoman actually believes the President is a danger who will be re-elected without impeachment, it sounds like her fall back strategy is to try to get the man shot by hoping to inspire the next James Hodgkinson.
I cannot emphasize enough that if Donald Trump accused a Democrat of running concentration camps or, frankly, if any elected Republican had made those claims against Barack Obama, the media would be all over the person saying such a thing and insisting they were trying to incite violence against President Obama.
But this is President Trump. The media has patently refused to explore the ties between leftwing rhetoric and leftwing violence. They have refused to connect the dots between James Hodgkinson or, for that matter, Floyd Lee Corkins with the Southern Poverty Law Center or hysterical Democratic rhetoric.
Must more Republicans get shot before the media holds the Democrats to the standard they hold Republicans? Frankly, given the defense of Ocasio-Cortez by various members of the media, I suspect they’d credit her with saving the country if something terrible happened to the President.
Lastly, what does it really say about the character and fortitude of Democrats that some of them would claim there are concentration camps operating in the United States and the most they will do is lift fingers to tweet. They have no courage with their convictions or they are not really serious.