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Beto compares Trump to Nazis, while rejecting “pettiness and meanness and personal attacks”

Beto compares Trump to Nazis, while rejecting “pettiness and meanness and personal attacks”

And Beto used false and out-of-context quotes to make the comparison, of course.

https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1113992157902397440

Apparently this is the week 2020 presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke has chosen to veer off even further to the left.

On Wednesday, the former El Paso Congressman kissed Rev. Al Sharpton’s ring while eagerly declaring (newfound) support for reparations. And on Thursday in Iowa, O’Rourke unequivocally compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler, taking a page straight out of the far left’s 2020 “take back the White House” playbook.

Bloomberg News reported:

“Now, I might expect someone to describe another human being as an infestation in the Third Reich. I would not expect it in the United States of America,” O’Rourke said Thursday, drawing heavy applause from the young crowd at Morningside College.

Asked after the Sioux City town hall if he stood by the remarks, O’Rourke doubled down:

Asked about the charged comparison by a reporter after the town hall, O’Rourke stood by it and cited Trump’s calls to ban Muslims and his remark at the dawn of his presidential campaign that Mexico was sending rapists to the U.S.

“Calling human beings an infestation is something that we might’ve expected to hear in Nazi Germany,” the former Texas congressman said. “Describing immigrants, who have a track record of committing violent crimes at a lower rate than native-born Americans as rapists and criminals. Seeking to ban all Muslims — all people of one religion, what other country on the face of the planet does that kind of thing?”

“Putting kids in cages. Saying that neo-Nazis and Klansmen and white supremacists are very fine people,” he added, evoking Trump’s remarks in 2017 that there were “very fine people” in the pro- and anti-white nationalism marches in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Watch the video of what he said below:

Outside of the “kids in cages” comment (which is also not in context), nothing he said in that statement is accurate. To compound it, the reporter who wrote this piece, Sahil Kapur, added insult to injury by incorrectly misrepresenting positions President Trump has taken on these issues (like when Kapur wrote about “Trump’s calls to ban Muslims”).

So with the media engaging in many of the same falsehoods about Trump as many of the Democratic candidates (and their allies like the CBC and outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel) are, let’s fact check what Beto asserted at the town hall . . . and Kapur’s reporting, while we’re at it.

First, as I’ve written previously, Trump did not call neo-Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists “fine people.” In fact, he explicitly condemned them during the presser he gave in which the question came up after the Charlottesville riots:

Here are the unambiguous actual words of President Trump:

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

After another question at that press conference, Trump became even more explicit:

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”

Second, President Trump did not “ban all Muslims — all people of one religion.” Saying it often enough, as Democrats and the media frequently do, will never make it true. This is something that even the left-leaning Fact Check organization pointed out:

Trump most recently issued a proclamation restricting certain nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea from obtaining visas to travel to the U.S. Certain Venezuelan government officials and their families were also barred.

The first five countries are majority Muslim nations, but that’s far from banning all Muslims.

In fact, in January 2017, the Pew Research Center estimated that Trump’s original executive order would affect only about 12 percent of Muslims in the world. That was when restrictions were also placed on Iraqi and Sudanese nationals, who have since been excluded.

The article also noted that the Supreme Court later declared in a ruling favoring Trump on the issue that his travel proclamation was “facially neutral toward religion.”

Third, Trump did not describe asylum seekers as rapists, criminals, animals. He was talking about murderous gangs like MS-13. Here’s what he actually said in May 2018 (bolded emphasis added for context):

[Fresno County] Sheriff Margaret Mims: Thank you. There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.

The President: We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.

And in July 2017:

Trump’s visit to a [New York] county racked by violence attributed to the [MS-13] gang17 murders over 18 months, according to local police — aimed to give “power and poignancy” to his message that lawmakers must do more to combat illegal immigration” a White House aide told reporters in a briefing.

In stark language, Trump said MS-13 members have stabbed, raped and murdered young people and “transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields.” He added: “They’re animals. We cannot tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful, vibrant people.”

As far as Trump’s use of the word “infestation”, the word is usually used—again—in the context of MS-13, not all illegal immigrants:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1009071403918864385

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1014098721460686849

On the issue of “putting kids in cages,” it’s a policy that was carried over from the Obama administration, and it’s done for safety reasons.

Amazingly, at the same rally, O’Rourke said:

He said he would seek to “pull this country together around the work that’s ahead.” He vowed to jettison the “pettiness and meanness and personal attacks,” arguing that Democrats may lose if they try to match Trump’s approach because Trump is too “gifted” at that style of campaigning.

I’m not sure what’s more appalling here. That Beto O’Rourke lied in the manner he did, by invoking Nazi Germany, or the fact that the mainstream media by and large will give him a pass on every bit of it.

–Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter.–

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He reminds me of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman.

I think he needs to see a doctor about that pulsating neck vein.

Old joke: How do you tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.

Look, the Democrat primary candidates have always had to run slightly to the right of Josef Stalin in order to secure the Democrat nomination. And, every cycle it gets worse. That was the reason why the Super Delegates were created, so that the party leadership did not have to depend upon the increasingly loony base to choose a candidate who could win the general election. Well, now the lunatics are completely in charge of the asylum. In order to secure the nomination, the candidates have to run so far to the left that they are actually caricatures. They will say and do literally anything to play to their base. They will call their opponents NAZIs, racists, Islamophobes, homophobes or anything else that they think will win them their perceived support from the Democrat base. All of these people are nothing more than cardboard cut-outs who have no depth. They will be whatever they perceive will advance their personal interests.

So, while interesting, reporting on all of the insane things said by is rapidly becoming tedious and tiresome, except to partisan political wonks.

    alaskabob in reply to Mac45. | April 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Now they are left of Stalin, Lenin, Marx.. and those guys would be kicked to the rear of the bus as heteronormal toxic white men of privilege.

      Mac45 in reply to alaskabob. | April 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Bob, do not fall into the trap of actually believing what these candidates, or any other politician says. Their whole purpose in life is to get elected or reelected. To achieve that, they will appear to be anything. Once in office, it is all about the money and power. Politicians will, again literally, do anything or support anything which increases their personal wealth and power. They are the ultimate sociopathic chameleons.

    PilotDave in reply to Mac45. | April 6, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    In 2016, we did not like Trump, but could not vote for the Rape Victim Attacker… President Trump has been fantastic for our country, so the next choice in 2020 will be between a fantastic leader who donates his salary back to the American people, or a Socialist who wants to follow in Stalin’s foot steps. Let us hope most Republican states do NOT have recreational weed on the ballot as this is the only thing that will get the Millennials out to vote for More Free Stuff.

He’s such a putz, and a perfect agent of millenial idiots.

Jonah Goldberg , in “Liberal Fascism”, points out that the Left brands everyone not within their narrow spectrum of thought as “reactionary”, “extreme rightists” and … need we say more… Nazi. This includes those to the left of the Left.

This would be a complete rewind of Germany in the 20’s and 30’s except conservatives do not call themselves “Nazi” and are not socialists.

As the Left deconstructs, dismantles and renders asunder this country they may get exactly what the “Antifascists” in Germany got… and good and hard.

Conservative Beaner | April 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Time for “Moderate” Democrats to choose a side. Align with the GOP as Neo-Rinos” or fall off the cliff along with the socialists in their party.

Glenn Jordan | April 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm

Nothing but demagoguery or McCarthyism if you prefer. Sounds like Stalin after World War II. All of his opponents were fascists. The ignorance of history roils me the most in all the Nazi this and that poo the left likes to fling at those who stand in its way politically and culturally. Fortunately, our country has never experienced the trauma and shock that rocked Germany following the First World War. A virtual national nervous breakdown tilled the soil that made the Nazi Party and its brand of totalitarianism possible.

    Mac45 in reply to Glenn Jordan. | April 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    The thing that most people either forget, or do not understand, is that NAZIism and Communism were not in philosophical opposition, in the 1930s, they were in COMPETITION.

    Both were socialist philosophies based upon totalitarian state control of the society. NAZI Germany and Communist Russia were actually allies until 1940. The only reason that historians classify the NAZIs as right wing, is because they competed against the International Communists in the take-over of Europe and the communists have been classified as left wing, traditionally.

Since I have a long-standing interest in truth and accuracy, I am glad to see people demonstrating these attacks, delivered as articles of faith by the other side, are in fact false, were always false, and people either knew or should have known they were false all that time.Then again, I am not naive. It’s politics.

Rather, I’m interested in the sudden shift in the air. More people with blogs and other websites are defending Trump rather than distancing from him. It’s as if people expect his political survival.

Also: Trump clearly expects to be misquoted and in various ways, relies upon it. He is no Boy Scout. But, this is to falsehoods as the Big Mac is to cuisine: fit into a standardized, ready-to-cook form for wide distribution, with no particular thought demanded.

    Terence G. Gain in reply to JBourque. | April 7, 2019 at 10:06 am

    The distortion of what President Trump said about Charlottesville. Is so widespread, it seems almost universal. Even Fox News jumped on the calumny bandwagon.

Left and right are irrelevant. What matters is how they respect liberty. Therefore there is no significant difference between Nazis, Communists, Muslims, Socialists, and Progressive Fascists. They are enemies of liberty who use lies to justify tyranny.

Expecting a Democrat to know hypocrisy is simply wishful thinking.

Remember at the Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer had their meeting open to the press and Pelosi complained that the press were there. Well when Pelosi was tagged for lying, she said that those statements were just “Campaign Promises”. In other words, it is illegal to lie to congress but congress can lie to us.

The diversitist, chauvinist, politically congruent, redistributive, social justice adventurer, abortionist speaks.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

On a related note:

(Sandy) AOC: The Perfect Graduate of Today’s Biased Colleges

PJ Media

There have not been any slaves in the US for 7+ generations. “Francis” is one of the biggest frauds going.

Stacey,
Please do not refer to this cretin as “Beto.” It’s not his name and never has been. He uses it to try and fool Hispanics that he’s one of them. His name is Robert or Bob, not Beto.

Tough to blame the Dems….just politics.
But what stinks….those stinkin’ two bit Repulsican pols that we sent to D.C. for the purpose of teaming up with Trump……and attacking the opposition party’s pols.
Seems like the only time they crawl out from hiding under their desks, is when it’s time for them to come home home…BS us again, so as to get reelected.

    Barry in reply to xsnake. | April 6, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    “Tough to blame the Dems….just politics.”

    BS.

    I can blame the damn commies as often as I like and I do not accept outright lies as “just politics”.

Comparing Trump to Hitler is a form of holocaust denial

And, now, on top of it, this empty-suit twit has called Prime Minister Netanyahu an alleged “racist.”

This is such contemptible slander and vile demagoguery from Robert O’Rourke — the empty-suit phony and fake Hispanic.

Dhimmi-crats are now totally non-plussed and unabashed about labeling prominent Jews “racists” or “white supremacists” (the latter moniker used by Nancy Pelosi to slander Stephen Miller). It’s a sickening trend, and, it demands the harshest push-back and condemnation.

This remark alleging Netanyahu to be a “racist” is absolutely despicable. But, it’s part of the Dhimmi-crats’ continued vilification of Netanyahu, and, of Israel — combined with the perpetual promotion of a contrived and fallacious mythology of Muslim victimhood — that began in earnest with the sainted Obama’s infantile and insecure barbs and appalling disrespect aimed at Netanyahu, along with Obama’s indefensible hostility towards Israel, in general.

This hostility and assorted “dual loyalty” slanders (propagated, of course, by water-carrying media sycophants) reached a nadir during the time when Israelis and Jews around the world were voicing totally legitimate and existential concerns that Obama’s farcical and vanity-driven Iran capitulation would enable and empower its unabashed and explicit genocidal aspirations against Israel.

Robert(o) looks like he was strained through a sheet.

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