Joaquin Castro (D-TX), whose brother is currently in a going-nowhere race for the Democratic 2020 nomination, tweeted out a stunning list of 44 people from San Antonio who had donated the maximum amount they could to Trump’s re-election campaign. In a graphic that displayed both the names and occupations of all the donors, Castro blamed them for supporting white supremacy and tried to subtly tie them to the mass shooting that unfolded in El Paso over the weekend.
“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” Castro wrote. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
Is that right, Joaquin? And if you’re so worried about fueling hate or putting American citizens in harms’ way, then why in the hell would you post something like this? What do you think, only white supremacists know how to launch a violent attack? Hmm, have you looked at the Hispanic crime rate lately? No, probably not. What are the chances there’s at least one deranged leftist in your Twitter feed who might take a look at this list and decide, “Hey, I should DO something about these people”? 10%? 5% chance? Was it really worth it?
“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous. What happened to ‘when they go low, we go high?’” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted. “Or does that no longer matter when your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, who knows a thing or two about what can happen when the populace gets radicalized against politicians, said: “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.”
But Castro has been unapologetic, insisting that he printed no information that wasn’t already in the public record. He then doubled down, arguing that the president and his supporters were instigating hate against “brown people.”
These morons gasp and faint whenever someone poses the wrong way with a cardboard cutout of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or even when The New York Times publishes a headline that isn’t sufficiently anti-Trump. But when it comes to the sins of their own side? Nothing but crickets.