The weekend’s tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have brought out the worst in leftists.
As if those mass shootings that killed more than 30 weren’t horrible enough, some Democrats’ reactions are compounding the hate.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker — just as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and a growing number of others have — continues to lay blame at the feet of President Donald Trump for the shootings.
Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina — where a white supremacist fatally shot nine parishioners in 2015 — hosted Booker on Wednesday, when the senator teed off.
Booker asserted it would be remiss to strictly blame the El Paso massacre on the gunman’s evil nature.
“It was sowed from the highest office in our land, where we see in tweets and rhetoric hateful words that ultimately endanger the lives of people in our country, people of color, immigrants,” the senator said.
With his ever-present, wide-eyed smirk, Booker claimed that “White supremacy has always been a problem” in part due to “dangerous intolerance” within America.
Time and again, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, comes across more as a dogmatic preacher than a viable 2020 presidential challenger.
And he isn’t the only one pushing insane narratives about the president.
Even after the president ordered American flags be lowed to half-staff until Aug. 8 — a gesture to help unite and heal the nation — an ex-FBI employee questioned the act as a nod to white supremacists (because of the fractional date 8/8). That’s not only an insulting stretch, but something Hollywood’s most imaginative fictional story-spinner couldn’t conjure up.
One almost gets the impression that leftists, including media members such as Mika Brzezinski, are playing a childish game of one-upmanship.
Their unreasonable and unproductive mindset: Let’s see who can say the worst thing about Trump.
Who has time for real-world issues when politicians can just coast along until November 2020 — attacking Trump and Republicans between now and then?
For the epitome of such behavior, consider Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spending her time directing tweets about a cardboard cutout to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Your tax dollars at work, folks.
Going back to Booker’s address Wednesday, perhaps the most curious segment was when he said the real question is “Who is and isn’t doing something” about racism.
President Trump? He has denounced it repeatedly. On Monday, he spoke to the nation about the mass shootings in a necessary, helpful manner.
Meanwhile, what is Booker doing? Reiterating that Trump is somehow planting seeds of hatred and that America is rooted in evil.
The New Jersey senator’s approach sounds more like a high-speed ride to obscurity than a winning strategy to occupy the “highest office” in 2020.
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