When it comes to the 2018 midterms, Democrats’ hatred of President Trump helps them gift wrap winning issue after winning issue for Republicans. The latest gift was their defense of MS-13 gang members. Marc Thiessen’s article illustrates just how stupid Democrats have become when it comes to President Trump.
His article starts by saying “How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as “Diabolico”) told the young girl that “the Beast” wanted “a soul” before having his partner shoot her in the head and dump her body on a street corner. As charges were read against the two, the Houston Chronicle reported, they “laughed, smiled and waved for the media cameras.” MS-13 gang members, police have said, also stabbed a Maryland man more than 100 times before decapitating him and cutting out his heart lured a 34-year-old man to his already dug grave and stoned an 18-year-old boy to death and dumped his body under a bridge.”
Compare the things Thiessen said with the things that Nancy Pelosi described. How can you say that these beasts are worthy of defending? Give me a break.
Even after it was clear that Trump was referring to gang members, the California Democrat still claimed the president had called “undocumented immigrants” animals, declaring at a news conference that his remarks were “inhumane” and that “we’re all God’s children — Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?” Of course, we are all created in the image and likeness of God. That is true of MS-13 members. It was also true of Usama bin Laden, Pol Pot and Adolf Hitler. But can you imagine Pelosi standing up in outrage to defend their humanity?
That’s what’s known as the kill shot. Pelosi doesn’t have a way to explain her way out of that question, at least in a way that didn’t include admitting that she had to defend MS-13 to pander to Hispanics.
BTW, that’s the downside of identity politics. If you want to pander to identity groups, that includes pandering to the most despicable subgroups, too.
Through their dishonesty, Democrats such as Pelosi have handed the president a winning issue. A Harvard/Harris poll finds that 56 percent of Americans agree with Trump that it is fair to call MS-13 “animals” (including 47 percent of Hispanics, and 41 percent of Democrats). Millions of Americans can’t understand why Democrats seem more hostile toward Trump than a vicious gang that carries out savage killings.
Let’s just say that these Democrats aren’t the world’s smartest people when it comes to messaging. That’s what happens when your hatred outdistances your common sense.