As supporters call on Beto O'Rourke to run for president in 2020,writes Chantal Da Silva in Newsweek (gracias por Instapundit—y tambien por Stephen Green),
the Texas Democrat slammed Donald Trump administration's handling of the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.Repeat after me: "It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here."
In a message posted online to Medium on Sunday, O'Rourke called on the U.S. government to handle the situation at the southern border "the right way" after U.S. Border Patrol agents fired teargas at hundreds of Central American migrants who had rushed the U.S.-Mexico border.
"It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here," O'Rourke, who lost his Senate bid against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the midterm elections, wrote in a message posted online to Medium.
Doesn't Robert Francis O'Rourke, in other words, agree — doesn't he agree 100% — with none other than… Donald Trump?!
When they moan the fate of the migrants and of the refugees, what are all Democrats and all leftists, American or foreign, doing if not essentially agreeing with the sentiment (if not the choice of words) allegedly expressed by Donald Trump — that those countries are (wait for it)… sh*tholes?
If you hold that there is a humanitarian crisis on the border, how can you not agree with Donald Trump, all the while accusing him of manufacturing a crisis?
In fact, what are the very migrants, legal or otherwise, and refugees from Central America and, in Europe, from the Middle East and Africa, saying — with their feet — if it isn't that the places they were born and have been living in are sh*tholes?!
As I write in What Kind of Startling Groups Might Tend to Agree with Trump About "Shithole Countries"?,
What kind of surprising groups might tend to agree with President Donald Trump on calling places like Haiti, El Salvador, and various nations in Africa "shithole countries", not to mention many others?Wittingly or otherwise, the Texas congressman from El Paso goes on to confirm as much:
No, no, you're wrong: the answer is not those revolting racists who belong to the despicable Republican party.
1) The first jaw-dropping answer is (wait for it) the citizens of Haiti, the citizens of El Salvador, and the citizens of various nations in Africa, not to mention the citizens of many others.
… you would be surprised to hear how many individuals agree if not with the wording itself, certainly with the sentiment behind it.
Indeed, isn't the very fact that so many of these citizens are emigrating to America, or to the West, in the first place a pretty strong sign of what they think, if not in those exact terms, of the regions they were born in?
"People are leaving violent countries where they fear for their lives," the Democrat wrote. "Without money, they are subsisting on hope for their kids, for themselves, that they can get to safety. After being denied the ability to lawfully petition for asylum for the last 10 days, they are desperate."
O'Rourke said that in the "longer term," the U.S. government must also "work with the people of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador," where many asylum seekers have traveled from over fears of violence and economic and political instability, "to address underlying conditions that are causing them to flee in the first place."Check out Beto's words again: "It should tell us something about [a refugee's] home country" [with its] "underlying conditions that are causing them to flee in the first place"; "People are desperate" to get out of the "violent countries where they fear for their lives"…
Translation: I, Beto O'Rourke; we, members of the Democrat Party; we, leftists all over the world, I/we agree with Donald Trump 100% that countries in Latin America are sh*tholes.
• Related: Even liberals know that Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa are “shitholes”; in fact, it seems to be their recurring argument for why we need to prioritize citizens of those nations in our immigration policy (!)
"Those applicants ultimately granted asylum will then live in the U.S., make us a better country for being here"If all these migrants are such outstanding citizens, why — why on Earth — would leftists not want them to go home for that very reason, in order to make their nations — their own nations (rather than the USA, which hardly needs those outstanding citizens) — better countries?!
Speaking of which: and to change the subject to gun violence: If los Estados Unidos is such a violent place, shouldn't Latin Americans be staying put?! Indeed, shouldn't the migratory movements be reversed, i.e., shouldn't masses of U.S. citizens be doing their utmost to escape the U.S. and be trying to immigrate, by any ways possible — legally or otherwise — to Mexico, to Honduras, to El Salvador?!
If Beto O'Rourke was president, here's how he would handle migrant caravan https://t.co/Id1rHslM9K pic.twitter.com/CvUBPbYMcr— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 26, 2018