Upfront, I’d like to say: Fuck you Corey Lewandowski but also thank you. It’s dogshit people like you that really reveal the true face of the American right wing. Well done!
Last night, Rachel Maddow did something she’s never done before. She broke down crying on air and cut her show short. She did this because a report came across her desk that the Trump regime had three, soon to be four, internment camps specifically for babies. Not young children, actual babies.
The entire nation is crying with Rachel Maddow. How can the United States of America have internment camps designed for babies? What ICE agent has the ability to rip a baby from a mom’s begging, outstretched arms? pic.twitter.com/sf3J3Mglzq
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 20, 2018
Also last night, Corey Lewandowski, a close friend and adviser of Trump, interrupted another guest on Fox while he was discussing how a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome had been separated from her mother. Lewandowski’s response? “Waa waa” or “Womp womp”, depending on who you ask.
They separated a 10 year-old girl with Down Syndrome from her mother at the border.
Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former Campaign Manager, then MADE FUN OF IT. pic.twitter.com/ntoaJZZehI
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 19, 2018
It’s not often we have such a perfect delineation between the left and right drawn for us in real time. On the one side, people are literally bursting into tears because the idea of children being torn from their parents is sickening. On the other, people are gleefully mocking the suffering of the parents, the children, and the people nauseated by the tragedy.
Lewandowski is, of course, now trying to claim he wasn’t mocking the child. But of course he was because he, like the majority of Republicans, are reveling in the cruelty of the Trump regime’s policy. While a normal person is horrified at the idea of putting children into concentration camps, white Republican voters have leapt to defend the practice in no uncertain terms. They want so badly to punish the brown people daring to enter “their” country that torturing children is more than morally justified in their eyes.
This is who they are when they stop pretending to be pro-Jesus, pro-life, and pro-America. These are not good people led astray by Trump; these are soulless monsters that were waiting for someone to tell them it was OK to come out of the shadows. They hate this country and its freedom and diversity so much that they are happy, not just willing, but actually happy, to torture children.
And if you don’t believe that, watch how much rage they spit at the rest of us when we put an end to this illegal and inhumane policy. They’re going to be furious that little children will no longer be torn away from their parents and put into concentration camps where they will be traumatized for life.
And that will tell you everything you need to know about how evil the American right wing has become.
I’m a stay at home dad, father to a special needs son and a special daughter, a donor baby daddy, a militantly pragmatic liberal, the president of the PTA, a hardcore geek and nerd and I’m going to change the world. Or at least my corner of it.