In reviewing the outrage over the comments of Donald Trump, I was reminded of another outrageous, unconstitutional, biased, exclusionary comment. But the reaction then compared to now is radically different. I had to ask, why? Think about it:
“When you hear the attacks from the Left to Donald Trump on his statement that Muslims should be banned from entering the US, stop for a moment. Not because he is or is not right, but because of the bias we are seeing.
Do you recall a certain Governor of a very blue State, in January 2014, making similar statements? It was Gov. Cuomo, who said,
“Who are they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
The comment by Gov. Cuomo is just as exclusionary, just as Constitutionally wrong. It is just as biased. There is no real difference (and both political figures issued backtracks and redefinitions of their statements afterwords). But there is one significant difference.
When Gov. Cuomo made his threat (which based on the continued exodus of population and business from NY has worked) the only voices of outrage came from the Right. I cannot find, now or then, a voice from the Left rebuking Gov. Cuomo. Which says something.
Donald Trump went too far. But so did Gov. Cuomo. The Left embraced Cuomo, and currently dares anyone to embrace Trump. For saying essentially the same thing. Which means, in part, this is not about the Rights of Americans, or those that would legally seek to become Americans. This is really about controlling thought and actions.
Apparently according to the response from the Left, it’s perfectly fine to discriminate and oppress citizens of the US – as long as you pick the right people. So long as the views of the Left are supported, you can do almost anything (IRS) and say anything (Cuomo, AG Lynch, ect.) without concern and generally with support. That is scary.
Worst of all, the Left is counting on the fact that no one will remember this. That no one will make the comparison. That no one will call them out for their bias. Since I doubt most remember what Cuomo said, or the reaction then, then the Left is correct on what the public will do.
If we are to demonize Donald Trump, deserved or not, how can we not demonize Gov. Cuomo and the Left for doing exactly the same thing – 2 years beforehand (or more recently by AG Lynch and others). They set the stage, but damn anyone for stepping on that stage except the Left and their views. It’s bias at its worst, and its most embedded.
We have a problem in America. It’s bigger than Trump or his most recent controversial comments.”
Michael Vasquez – December 8, 2015