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Don’t Excuse Biased Statements

I want to state as clearly as I can that I consider myself to be on the side of minorities since I happen to be one myself and have had more than a taste of the prejudice and discrimination minorities face.

That said, there is no reason to defend all members of all minority groups all of the time. Take Rep. Ilhan Omar, for example, who happens to be a Muslim. For her to flippantly dismiss what happened on 9/11 by saying that “Some people did something” was morally wrong, insensitive, and disrespectful. Period.

Her criticisms of Israel were also wrong — not because of what she said, but how she said it.  She clearly came across as disliking Jews. Why couldn’t the Democrats admit that?

I fear Donald Trump will win in 2020 due to Democrat excesses and over-reach.  There is no reason to excuse behavior by someone just because he or she happens to belong to a minority group.

If Democrats stopped pandering for votes from all minority groups, and, instead, focused primarily on fighting for our federal government to do more to help the lower and middle classes with their economic and financial problems, they would easily defeat Trump and win the Congress in 2020.

Rochester, N.Y.

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