Welcome to the “Lunacy on the Left” column where Liberty Nation highlights the published comments and arguments made from the left-wing point of view on the issues of the day. Each week, we will showcase the opinions of the leftist establishment media outlets, Democratic politicians, and other prominent figures on the left. In short, we wade through the morass of leftist lunacy, so you don’t have to.
This week, the left was up to their usual shenanigans. In efforts to further their beloved narrative, they demonized ICE for arresting a father-to-be, slammed a host of “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy,” and claimed that President Trump wants to round people up and brutally murder them like a third-world dictator. Yes, this week was likely one of the zaniest for our friends on the left. Let’s take a look.
Left-Wing Media Freaks Out Over ICE Arrest Of A Murder Suspect
Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Joel Arrona-Lara, 36, at a gas station in San Bernardino, California. Arrona-Lara, an illegal immigrant, was driving his wife to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section.Joel Arrona-Lara’s arrest
When the news of Arrona-Lara’s arrest broke, several left-wing publications excoriated ICE for arresting the father-to-be. They slammed the agency for arresting Lara while he was on his way to help his wife give birth. Sounds pretty bad, right? Well, it turns out that the media left out a crucial detail: Arrona-Lara is wanted in Mexico for homicide.
Lori Haley, a spokeswoman for ICE, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that “Mr. Arrona-Lara was brought to ICE’s attention due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges.”
Whoops. It appears that this incident won’t make a good cudgel to use against the Trump administration’s strict immigration policies.
Trump Wants To Kill People!
In a recent panel discussion on MSNBC, Michelle Goldberg, a reporter for The New York Times made a rather asinine comment about President trump. She appeared with host Katy Tur, Caitlin Huey-Burns of RealClearPolitics, and John Podhoretz of Commentary magazine.
Goldberg stated that President Trump is not the leader of the free world. Instead, she said German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the true world leader. No, that wasn’t the asinine comment in question. She topped that ridiculous remark by comparing Trump to brutal leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines.
Katy Tur stated that Trump is “not rounding people up and murdering them without any, you know, due process.” To that, Goldberg responded: “He’d certainly like to.”
That’s right. A writer for The New York Times implied that President Donald Trump wishes he could execute groups of people just like Hitler did to the Jews. And they wonder why the American public doesn’t take them seriously.
All Trump Supporters Aren’t Racists
Last week, one of the hosts of the makeover TV show “Queer Eye,” was roundly castigated by the left for posting a horrendous tweet. Host Jonathan Van Ness, who is also politically on the left, made a series of tweets arguing that Democrats need to be put up more centrist candidates to appeal to voters who aren’t crazy about Trump. Then, he posted:
“Not all republicans are racist. Just like not all democrats are evil, we have to stop demonizing each other. Unless you’re actually racist then you suck, Trump is Racist – not all his voters are necessarily we gotta remember we are all in this together.”
Gadzooks! Needless to say, the leftist Twitter mafia was not to happy about Van Ness’ tweet about Trump voters. They came at him with fire and fury. One user tweeted: “I couldn’t disagree more with your stance. That’s like saying not all Nazis hated Jews and Gays. Unfortunately we’ve socially tipped past the point of ‘compromise’. Especially with a Party that has absolutely no interest in it.”Jonathan Van Ness
Another user wrote: “No they are. All republicans perpetuate institutionalized racism.” Last, but not least, another tweeted: “jvn, i really admire you, but we’re not all in this together. if we were, trump would never be in office. republicans don’t want to compromise. they don’t care about us. they never have.”
To his credit, Van Ness did not give in to the Twitter mob. He doubled down on his statements in a video he posted on the social media platform. “I decided to tweet political things today, and you know that can go one of two ways,” he said. “Left people are not necessarily inherently evil and right people are not necessarily inherently evil, and our ability to notice a gray area and to notice what compromise means and how much compromise has led us to where we are is important.”
He added, “We have to be able to not demonize the right.”
The Left Must Stop Its Overreactions
Last week’s lunacy reveals one of the most destructive tendencies of the left: their habitual over-the-top reactions to the president and those who support him. Goldberg’s claims that the president wants to round people up and murder them is far beyond the pale — and it’s not doing the left any favors. Indeed, other left-leaning journalists routinely compare Trump to Hitler, and the rest of the country knows this comparison is not warranted.
Moreover, attacking a person who simply states that “Americans on the right are not racist” is going to encourage others on the left to leave the Democratic Party. The #WalkAway movement probably wouldn’t have achieved its level of success if it hadn’t been for the behavior of leftists who constantly demonize the right. Many on the left must remember that political discourse and persuasion are far more effective than name-calling and vitriol. Regrettably, it appears that this will not happen anytime soon.
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