Julian Castro defended and backed 2020 candidate Robert “Beto” Francis O’Rourke’s comparison of the Trump administration with Nazi Germany. It’s dangerous and ridiculous rhetoric.
This appears, however, to be a new Democratic talking point. Castro, O’Rourke and other wildly left leaning Democrats argue that Trump’s statements on illegal aliens ‘dehumanize’ those attempting to break U.S. laws to enter the country.
What world do we live in? If the Trump administration’s attempts to solve a decades long crisis at the roughly 2,000 mile southern border with Mexico is a ‘Third Reich’ policy, then every sovereign nation on earth with borders is guilty of the same ridiculous and insulting accusation.
For example, O’Rourke said if he could he would tear down the wall between El Paso and Juarez. Sure, I’m certain that would go over well with the majority of citizens in El Paso.
Then on Thursday O’Rourke went further, he compared the Trump administration’s policies regarding illegal immigrants to the Third Reich.
Castro didn’t waste anytime jumping on the bandwagon telling MSNBC that he agreed with O’Rourke.
“What the president is trying to do is to dehumanize, to otherize these immigrants,” said Castro, creating a new word “otherize” as he spouted the anti-Trump rhetoric.
“And that’s very similar, whether it’s to what Congressman O’Rourke was talking about or other regimes that try and dehumanize people,” said Castro. “And I believe that we are better than that.”
Here’s where Castro inserted his ‘Third Reich’ inflammatory statements about Trump.
“I think one of the things that [the Third Reich] did was to dehumanize people,” he said. “There have been other regimes that also dehumanized people.
Of course, Trump’s not a Nazi and neither are his administration’s policies.
These Democrats don’t argue the facts presented by the White House that statistically show that there is a crisis. If they did, they would fail to make a cohesive winning argument. They know this so they rely on emotional arguments.
Here’s some facts:
In February, the number of illegal border crossers exceeded 75,000 and it’s only getting worse. For every one that is apprehended, three to four more get away, according to DHS officials.
This month alone, more than 100,000 illegal immigrants are expected to cross the US border into Texas (just Texas). DHS officials say it is threatening to overwhelm their already strained facilities and resources. It’s the biggest monthly total in more than a decade, according to the DHS.
Even former Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told MSNBC last week that his staff would concur that if “it was under 1,000 apprehensions the day before that was a relatively good number, and if it was above 1,000 it was a relatively bad number, and I was gonna be in a bad mood the whole day.”
“On Tuesday, there were 4,000 apprehensions,” he said. “I know that a thousand overwhelms the system. I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like, so we are truly in a crisis.”
Castro and O’Rourke: ‘Ignore the Facts’
Castro and O’Rourke ignore these facts. Instead they rely on media friendly platforms to perpetuate lies and engage in a disinformation and propaganda campaign against Trump.
The Democrats are waging an emotional, non-sensical war against the Trump campaign because frankly, that’s all they have in their arsenal. They are just hoping people are dumb enough or ideologically motivated (despite the facts) to believe what they are saying.
Their comparison of President Trump to one of the most evil brutal dictators in world history is stunning. It is an insult to the tens of millions of people and their families who were slaughtered by Hitler’s regime.
I don’t believe the majority of Americans will buy into their rhetoric. The truth far exceeds the lies and all one has to do is look at the facts.
Castro says he believes Trump can be defeated in 2020.
It’s a pipe dream if Castro and other Democrats – who appear to have no platform for their party – believe that their emotional campaigning against the President will give the tools necessary to defeat a sitting president.
Hispanic Support For Trump
Current polls show that Hispanic support for Trump is now at 50 percent. One reason is that economy is booming and small businesses are flourishing and the border crisis is a concern for Latino communities as well.
Moreover, Democrats aren’t doing themselves any favors by making their platform about hating Trump. Americans are sick of it.
It’s even worse when these politicians speak to the public as if the border crisis is something completely concocted by the Trump administration when, in reality, the facts don’t support that.
Trump is telling it like it is. It’s not always what people want to hear but Trump’s job is first and foremost to protect our nation.
Make no mistake, the border crisis is a real national security and humanitarian issue. Local and federal law enforcement officials, DHS officials, people in the communities along the border, as well as those being trafficked into the United States, are telling it like it is and are not participating in some wide conspiracy to keep Latinos out of America.
Reality trump’s rhetoric.
It’s time more sensible Democrats find common ground, dump the rhetoric and do their job. We need to work together to find common solutions for our nation.
Trump made a promise to Americans to fix the border when he was elected. Congress made the same promises to their constituents.
Democrats like Castro and O’Rourke are just white noise and in the end, they will be on the wrong side of history – not just spouting baseless rhetoric.