Illinois congressional candidate Sean Casten, a Democrat, recently remarked that he didn’t want to sound “overly hyperbolic,” just before stating: “Trump and Usama bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common because they have both figured out how to use the bully pulpit to activate marginalized young men.”
Failed in that regard.
I’d hate to hear what he had to say when he wanted to exaggerate, instead of being so circumspect. As for “overly hyperbolic?” Is that the opposite of tersely succinct?
This is not the first time Casten has been overly hyperbolic. In 2017 he tweeted about the Republican National Committee’s support of Roy Moore, soberly averring: “It’s now officially the Pedophile Party. Every single GOP incumbent owns this now?” This raises the age-old question, “WTF?!” What about the Kennedys, Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, et. al.? By Casten’s “logic” every single Democrat, incumbent or not, must be considered a cheating, womanizing, serial pedophile.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Casten also recently likened abortions to a simple “medical procedure like a gall bladder surgery.” Memo to Sean: abortions don’t just remove a gall bladder, they remove an entire body…in pieces. Dead. That is very different.
Casten’s “exaggeratedly overwrought” comment came during a gun-control discussion with a woman at an event in Wheaton. The woman claimed her daughter was afraid to go to school due to mass shootings.
The Casten campaign released a statement to WGN-TV reading: “Even prior to being elected, Donald Trump’s politics of disparagement and division have been straining the bonds that hold our diverse nation together. And Sean believes that Donald Trump has gone out of his way to divide Americans for his own personal gain rather than bringing us together.”
It is progressive policies, not conservative ones, that lead to school shootings. It was our shared love of freedom and familiarity with firearms that held our nation together—and kept it from being absorbed or destroyed by our enemies—for over 200 years. It is the Obamas and Hillary Clintons of the world that have been dividing the nation for their own power and aggrandizement by saying their fellow citizens are “clinging to their God and their guns,” and comprise a “basket of deplorables.”
I don’t want to sound overly hyperbolic or anything, but I think Casten and Satan have a stupendously tremendous amount in common.