Presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) came up with a cleaver new slogan over the weekend at a so-called "Freedom Fund Dinner" sponsored by the NAACP. She set it up by first spinning lies to the audience saying, "This guy in the White House said neo-Nazis were fine people when they marched on Charlottesville. He's attacked communities of color and leaders of color by name." Then she delivered: "Let's speak truth here and today. This president isn't trying to make America great. He's trying to make America hate." So in telling lies, and saying they are the truth, Harris rolled out the hate card, just as so many of the actual haters do. Let's examine what she said was true and what is actually true.
First and foremost, disagreeing with people is not attacking them. People like congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) have been spreading hate about President Donald Trump and anyone who supports him by saying that they are racists and bigots. Remember she was one of the crowd of leaders of color who encouraged others to confront anyone who supported Trump-at restaurants, gas stations, and other places of business-and tell them they were not welcome. Imagine the outrage if anyone told Waters or other leaders of color that they were not welcome at a restaurant. Yet if you disagree with these outrageous suggestions that people of a certain political persuasion are not welcome in public, you are the hater?
The other lie of the "make America hate" spinner was about Charlottesville. The President was not referring to neo-Nazis, or the Democratic Party's militant arm Antifa, when he said there were many fine people on both sides protesting in Charlottesville. CNN's Chris Cuomo deceptively edited Trump's remarks to give the impression that the President said there were "very fine people on both sides" of the protest in support of the white supremacists. Trump actually condemned the neo-Nazis and in explaining that many people were present to protest the removal of Robert E Lee's statue from a park, he said, "You had some very bad people in that group (neo-Nazis). But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides." CNN admitted it edited the video footage to give the impression Trump was supporting neo-Nazis.
Trump has said and tweeted enough political fodder that Harris and other Democratic candidates don't have to spin lies about him. Even so, to accuse someone of hate and to stir up those who are predisposed to believe it with lies, is not only horrendous statesmanship, it is extremely bad character. Both Harris and former vice president Joe Biden (D-DE) recently have used this neo-Nazi lie to stir up hate with accusations of hate. If you are looking for offense, you will find offense. If you are looking for hate, you will find hate. It is a sad, sad day when those who are running for our nation's highest office, use lies to pit Americans against one another. Proverbs 13:5 says, "A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man acts disgustingly and comes to shame." If there is anything we should hate, it's the lie. If you hear a lie, call it out.