Hillary’s Shortsighted View of Compassion
Here’s a real non-shocker: Hillary Clinton is up to her usual, dirty campaign tricks – yet again. Only this time, she’s actually found a way to ratchet it up a notch by showing off her pathetic flair for the overly dramatic. It’s the Democratic frontrunner’s shameless race to the bottom.
I suppose we should at least give her some credit for being a skillful schemer and a master manipulator. We’ve come to expect nothing less from the Clintons; it’s deeply rooted in their uber-politicized, poll-tested, triangulating DNA.
Ahead of last Saturday’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada, Clinton released an ad, titled “Brave,” that was specifically designed to push the emotional buttons of Latino voters. The 60-second spot shows 10-year-old Karla Ortiz expressing her fears about being deported. According to NBC News, the tear-jerking exchange occurred during a February 14 campaign event in Las Vegas.
“My parents, they have a letter of deportation,” little Karla says with a noticeable quiver in her voice, “I’m scared they are going to be deported.”
Mrs. Clinton quickly beckons the crestfallen young girl to her side, and she promptly scampers over to the presidential hopeful, hopping up onto her lap. Hillary then proceeds to console the whimpering child. “I’m going to do everything I can so you don’t have to be scared,” she reassures the child.
“You’re being very, very brave, and you have to be brave for them, too,” Clinton continues. “Let me do the worrying. I’ll do all the worrying, is that a deal?”
Relieved, Karla nods her head in affirmation and gives Hillary a firm hug. The ad finally concludes with the camera panning out to reveal a group of clapping spectators wiping away their tears.
The heart-rending ad highlights the naked exploitation of innocent children at its most politically unscrupulous. It is sentimental theatrics straight out of Hollywood, and Hillary has, in this case, played on the fears of Hispanic voters with partisan precision.
For those superficial “thinkers” who mindlessly swallow every liberal sob story that comes along, this ad will lamentably resonate with them, definitively proving that Conservatives are heartless brutes who hate children and salivate at the very thought of ripping families to shreds.
Even the gang over on Fox News’ The Five gushed over the ad’s ability to tug at heart strings and sway voters, which, sad to say, may be true. But they unfortunately left their viewers with the misleading notion that Hillary had painted an accurate picture with her shameless publicity stunt.
While plenty of effusive praise was heaped Hillary’s way for her “brilliant” commercial, a well-thought-out, conservative response was regrettably lacking. It would have been much better to have simply avoided playing the ad, if The Five crew didn’t have a counterbalancing perspective prepared to present to their audience. Instead, they allowed the damage to be done and the Leftist misconceptions to stand. Come November, Republicans sure as heck better have an answer for such devious, one-sided distortions.
So, let’s take a whack at it, shall we?
For every single child like the one in Hillary’s recent gut-wrenching ad, there are untold children who could lend their voices in expressing the opposite viewpoint. It’s not unrealistic to imagine equally terrified 10 to 12-year-old boys and girls, living in border states or sanctuary cities, articulating their own legitimate anxieties in contrast to those of Karla Ortiz.
One such traumatized, young boy might fret, “I’m scared because where I live there are people who have been hurt or killed by illegal aliens. And my mommy and daddy won’t let me play outside by myself because it’s way too dangerous. I’m really afraid that one of my family members might get harmed someday.”
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