Democrats can’t overplay hand

Democrats can’t overplay hand

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The Chronicle featured many articles in the June 28 edition that offer commentary on the reference to the Mexican border humanitarian calamity as emanating from “concentration camps” which intern children of those who come to the United States seeking asylum.

As one whose paternal grandparents were murdered by the Nazis, I join those who take offense at the phrase being used to characterize the cruel and inhumane treatment of innocent young victims of an immigration calamity.

The Democrats secured impressive victories which I cheered in the mid-term election of 2018 and their prospects look good for 2020 to wrestle the presidency away from the man who has done so much to savage our character, our values and the prestige and reputation that we once enjoyed throughout the world. Ours is no longer a nation which reveres human rights, and nowhere is this more evident than at the border in which children are taken from their parents as a deterrent to immigration that is not welcome by the administration.

If the Democrats overplay their hand, veering too far to the left, blindly embracing the extreme rhetoric of individuals like New York U. S. Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and her pal, Michigan U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who promises to impeach the (expletive), we could find ourselves in the grip of the abnormal president for another four years.

As former nightly political commentary program host Bill O’Reilly used to say, I pray that the Democrats will “wise up.”

Oren Spiegler
South Strabane Township

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