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Why are Republicans Going Along With Leftists on So-Called “Anti-Asian Hate Crimes?”

The Best Thing; First Thing in the Morning

The Grind:
This nation wasn’t built by cowards. But Senate Republicans are showing their cowardice every day.

Per CNN, “The Senate passed with a wide bipartisan majority Thursday a bill denouncing discrimination against Asian communities in the United States.” I’m neither surprised by the inept CNN writer’s poorly constructed opening sentence nor by the latest Democratic Party virtue-signaling extravaganza.

Discrimination is already unlawful. Those with a capacity for rational thought might recall that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin was outlawed in 1964 in something called the Civil Rights Act. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has also been outlawed.

Ten white people were murdered in Boulder, Colorado by a Syrian immigrant. Where is the anti-white hate crime bill? 

The Details:
This anti-Asian hate bill isn’t about anti-Asian hate. The false narrative of the Democratic Party has long been that Republicans and Donald Trump are responsible for a rise in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans. The Democrats have alleged that calling COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus” or “Wuhan Virus”—a virus that originated in Wuhan, China—is hate speech inciting violence. How about the Spanish flu? Is that also hate speech?

The virtue-signaling bill is simply the latest Marxist strategy employed by the Democratic Party to sow division, condemn the Republicans and Trump for causing an alleged new problem, and to present Democrats as the champions of the Asian American community.

Perhaps Senate Republicans were asleep, or busy stabbing Trump in the back, when Joe Biden signed an executive order in late January “directing federal agencies to combat the resurgence of xenophobia, particularly against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.” The directive banned using terms such as “China virus” and “Wuhan virus.”

Congratulations, Senate Republicans. You just condemned yourselves by accepting another false premise of the Left. Read more…

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