WASHINGTON: President Trump took the day off from politics to meet with the first responders and victims of the Dayton and El Paso shootings. He did not allow the press corps to attend. This day is not about politics, he broadcast. And from all reports, despite a few protestors, the visits were positive. Good for the communities. Good for those that were recovering and grieving.
Where does politics meet the divide?
Does Rashida Tlaib’s rhetoric inspire the protestors outside Mitch McConnell’s home? Is Elizabeth Warren responsible for the shooting in Dayton that left nine people dead? Does Ilhan Omar own the anger of American’s when she says that white men should be profiled?.
“I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country,” Omar answered.
“And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe — Americans safe inside of this country — we should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men,” she continued.
Is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and her baseless environmental screeds responsible for El Paso? The shooter’s manifesto “An Inconvenient Truth” not echoing the President, but liberals, AOC, and Al Gore’s claims that we will be dead as a result of dwindling resources within 12 years?
Does Joe Biden’s latest gaffe comment mean he is a White Supremacist, believing that while he might work on behalf of the poor brown and black kids, white children are superior?
The same Joe Biden that actually said:
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
or his 2012 comment about Mitt Romney’s candidacy, telling a diverse crowd, including many African-Americans, that presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would “put you all back in chains” by unshackling Wall Street.
“He’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules – unchain Wall Street!” Biden said. Then he added, “They’re going to put you all back in chains.”
But we are used to all of this. The infighting, the bickering of our dysfunctional political family. Until now. We need a dead stop.
It has to stop. Because the bastard child, hate, of the Democrat party and Main Stream Media are now giving birth to more children that will kill. They are responding to the nonstop hateful rhetoric of their party leaders who tell them, like an overbearing parent, that they deserve everything, should get everything, should take everything. That they have the right to act this way in public?
Politicians that go beyond accepting to applauding and encouraging their bad behavior.
But this is not new. In the not too far distant past, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three other people were wounded by a gunman. Shot while playing on Republican congressional baseball team, practicing on a field in Alexandria, Virginia. The gunman was shot by police and later died of his wounds.
We have politicians like Elijah Cummings whose personal behavior is under question, screaming falsehoods at border control agents. Is this how a leader, a parent, speaks:
Is this how a representative should speak of a President?
Is the politicians face we want in our representative congress?
We must demand it stops
Americans, one and all. Liberal and Conservative. Republican and Democrat must stand up and demand that our politicians are better. That our school and college leaders are better. That we are better. A transgender person living their life should not be discriminated against. Neither should a person wearing a red MAGA hat. Neither individual should be met with hate, scorn or demand that they think like you think. We should all respect that someone may be different.
And in recognizing that difference, we must adjust our “outside” personas to be unassailing to others. That we act not politically correct, but societally correct. That we simply act like humans and treat others in the same manner.
We need a president that thinks and speaks with care about all Americans. We need Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisles that speak and act with care about all Americans. We need teachers that teach our children to think, but not what to think. We, all of us, need to be better.
Or the great experiment that is America will kill itself.