After the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Democratic presidential candidate — and failed senatorial candidate — Beto O’Rourke opened the attack on President Trump, basically blaming him for this terrible tragedy. The shooter in El Paso was a rightwing extremist. According to O’Rourke, President Trump encourages white supremacists and may even be one of them. And so, he is responsible for this mass murder. For example, this is one of his tweets following the horrific crime:
This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso. We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019
Although the president seemed to be unwilling to return the favor shortly after the shooting, he has clearly changed his mind now that O’Rourke’s attacks continue every day (if not every hour). Taking to Twitter, Trump answered O’Rourke’s attacks by going after him for his “phony name” and his horrible polling results thus far:
Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
It took O’Rourke only an hour to respond to Trump, saying that he will not shut up because “22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism.”
22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I. https://t.co/dakFPKj0vJ
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 7, 2019
The opportunism and sheer evil of Democrats is quite a sight to behold. Nobody in their right minds truly believes that Trump “inspired” this attack, just like nobody believes that Elizabeth Warren inspired the equally horrific mass murder in Dayton, Ohio, which was — after all — carried out by a radical leftist. But do we see and hear any conservative pointing a blaming finger at her, arguing that this act of domestic terrorism was caused by her political views?
Of course not. Why? Because we on the right have a sense of decency and honor. There are some things we would never use against our opponents.
Sadly, progressives have no such qualms. To them, politics is war. And, as we all know, in love and war all is fair. This includes trampling the dead bodies of innocent victims of mass shootings.
Not even the anger from the sister of the shooting victims will change O’Rourke’s mind. Remember? She angrily wrote on Facebook that Democrats who want to prevent Trump from visiting El Paso are “pure evil.”
“I lost my brother and sister-in-law on Saturday. My family and I are living a horrible nightmare. The visit from our President will be more than comforting to my family. He will not be here for a political agenda. The two monsters from El Paso, who do not deserve to be mentioned by name nor even the nicknames I have for them, are just pure evil. My brother’s body was still laying at Walmart on Saturday night when they decided to make this into a political issue and push their agenda by blaming our President for this. Rather than focusing on the situation and the individual who destroyed the lives of many, these evil people selfishly turned this into a political war. I’m equally as angered by those two as I am with the person who took my brother and his wife from me, typing this I think I feel more animosity towards those two evil politicians.”
I couldn’t have said it better — and I doubt anyone could. Not even Trump (although he certainly comes close with his tweet).