After Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) doxxed Trump supporters in his own Congressional district Monday who have donated the maximum amount to President Trump’s reelection campaign, the condemnations from Republicans were swift.
“This is WRONG,” tweeted out Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), who demanded Castro retract his tweets.
“People should not be personally targeted for their political views. Period. This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand,” said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA-1) who, along with a baseball field full of Congressional Republicans and staffers, was targeted for assassination by a fanatical Bernie Sanders supporter in June 2017.
While Democrats (and the MSM) have been quick to condemn the “inciteful rhetoric” of President Trump and blame him for the horrific El Paso shooting massacre that happened on Saturday, Democratic condemnation of Castro’s incitement to date has so far been muted to the point of practically being non-existent.
In fact, some prominent members of Congress have actually endorsed Castro’s tactics. The most notable among them is Squad member and noted anti-Semite Rashida Tlaib (MI). Here’s what Tlaib tweeted out to Castro:
Chairman Castro, They don't like it when you name their donors. The public needs to know who funds racism. https://t.co/7qfg1RT79y
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 7, 2019
Castro is the Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus and his brother Julián Castro‘s 2020 presidential campaign. As of this writing, Julián Castro has not issued a statement one way or another about his brother’s actions, nor has he been questioned about it by the mainstream media (shocking).
Tlaib’s hypocrisy on the issue of putting targets on the backs of political opponents was obvious, and Twitter users ripped her over her duplicity:
You and the squad try to evade legit criticism by claiming it “directs violence” at you.
Then you nod approvingly as one of your fellow moonbats names PRIVATE CITIZENS at directs the rage mob at them. Have you really thought this through? Is this a wise move in this climate?
— #That’sTrue (@PaulWDrake) August 7, 2019
The Squad, which cries “incitement” at every turn, endorses this new tactic. Good to know. https://t.co/Y81VPgB9pL
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 7, 2019
What will all this lead to? Yours truly, from last night:
Castro – and Tlaib by defending him – have opened up a volatile can of worms that can't and won't be closed, and are on record now as being ok with selective incitement. AOC should condemn, or by her own rules she condones it.
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) August 7, 2019
And lastly, what is the moral of this story? That the Democratic “concern” about Republicans allegedly inciting hate and violence was nothing but a gigantic sham to score political points and shut people up. As I wrote this morning:
What the freshman Congresswoman [AOC], her Democratic colleagues, and liberal journalists/commentator types are engaging in is trying to punish speech. This is not about “incitement” to them and isn’t about their (and your and my) feelings of sympathy for the victims to them. Because if it was, they’d take their own advice and “tone it down.” But they won’t.
What they want ultimately is for them to be able to say any outrageous and incendiary thing about their political opposition, but yet when their political opposition responds in kind with accusations of their own, Democrats and the media will then accuse them of incitement and intolerance.
It’s a shutuppery tactic and Democrats use it over and over and over again.
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –