Remember when Democrats were furious with President Bush and candidate Trump for “fear mongering” and manipulating voters that the world was coming to an end if they didn’t vote for him? Senator Kamala Harris appears to be taking a page out of Trump’s non-existent playbook.
As candidates are wooing Iowa voters at the State Fair this past week, each strategy seems to be more desperate than the next. The fan favorite is to call Trump a white supremacist and anyone who even thinks about supporting him is a racist.
Presidential candidate Sen. Harris (D-CA) has come up with her own vicious manipulation tactic: tell minority communities that Trump is waging a “campaign of terror” against them. Harris used recent raids on food processing plants in Mississippi as an example of this so-called war, which resulted in picking up roughly 680 suspected undocumented workers.
To be clear, the Senator is calling consequences for breaking the law a targeted ‘campaign.’ Is she delusional? It’s a far cry to claim that a practice common and widely used in all administrations for decades in an attempt to combat illegal immigration is suddenly deemed ‘terror.’
In an interview with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” over the weekend, Harris noted the raids last week resulted in arrests of predominately Latino workers and that Hispanics feel targeted in America:
This administration has directed DHS to conduct these raids as part of what I believe is this administration’s campaign of terror, which is to make whole populations of people afraid to go to work…Children are afraid to go to school for fear that when they come home, their parents won’t be there.
Senator, your words disregard the fact that the reason these people fear going to work, or children fear going to school, is due to their own illegal and criminal activity. You are irresponsibly suggesting that innocent citizens have irrational fears. You are not doing the country, and definitely not the Hispanic workers, any favors by acting as though they are doing everything correctly but are being punished unjustly.
Instead, you should spend your time explaining to the communities who feel targeted that their actions, which is in their control, can diminish the fact that they are targets. Because the truth is, they are targets. They are targets of a process put in place to maintain legal order. If you truly cared as much as you say you do, you would guide them through the legal process to become a United States citizen. Don’t blame Trump, blame yourself.