Sunday, April 26, 2020

Democratic Michigan Rep. Officially Censured For Thanking Trump

                Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Mich.) contracted the coronavirus recently, exhibiting serious symptoms. Fortunately, her doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine for her, a malaria drug that President Trump has suggested might be effective in treating COVID-19, and she subsequently recovered. Upon defeating the virus, she thanked Trump for bringing attention to the drug and saving her life. She is on record as saying that the drug "saved my life." She has since met with the president as well as Vice President Pence. Class.
                On April 25th, Detroit Democrats voted unanimously to officially censure Whitsett for her “thank you” and trip to the White House. You read that correctly. This is who these people are.
                Whitsett told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and the state’s Democratic Party were trying to “silence her” for daring to visit with Trump and Pence. She said, “Why they would expel me is beyond words for me. This is something that I did not expect. I started out with a simple ‘thank you’ to the man who is the president of the United States. It’s a thank you. I didn’t know that ‘thank you’ had a political line.” She added, “I’m not going to stand by and be quiet, nor will I be silenced by anyone when it comes to the people in my community. I don’t care who it is. If you’re not doing right by us, if you’re not doing right by black people within our community, I’m going to stand up, and I don’t care who it is. I’m going to stand up against you.
                Carlson asked Whitsett, who has previously questioned Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders, if the governor had asked about her health. Whitsett replied that the governor had only sent her nasty text messages.
                Democrats are so committed to defeating their political opponents they have no time for human decency. This is sadly true on both a national and a local scale. How could anyone in politics--- or out—not ask after Whitsett’s health and tell her they are thrilled she recovered from COVID-19? But no, the governor sent her nasty messages. I thought Democrats purportedly disdained the politics of personal destruction and wanted to see the parties reach across the aisle. Aren’t they always touting tolerance? What happened to their mantra “Coexist?” They censure someone for thanking the president of the United States for helping that person recover from a deadly virus? Seriously? Sick.
   What if the tables were turned and Whitsett was a Republican and the president a Democrat? We all know that she wouldn’t have been censured. And, if she had been, instead of ignoring the action as they did in this case, the media would be all over it, with commentators such as Brian Stelter, Rachel Maddow, Chris Cuomo and Joe Scarborough professing their shock and revulsion ad nauseum.
   If people weren’t so ignorant, the entire Democratic Party would be “censured.” At the polls, this coming November.

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