Joaquin Castro Hit List Is a Dirty Trick for the Ages

Townhall | 8/8/2019 | Staff
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Will 2020 be a Repeat of 2004 for Democrats?

In response to the barbed discourse that can come from President Trump himself, the responses of his enemies have ramped up over the years, intensified by a crowd of Democrats who seek to oust him. What began as simple recoil against his policies has morphed into personal attacks that have sought to paint him as a racist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, a xenophobe, a misogynist, a serial sexual predator and a Russian spy. It is hard to imagine a tactic that would even raise eyebrows after years of such onslaughts.

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That’s why one of the lowest, most repulsive acts by any Trump opponent occupies such a singular place in the annals of dirty tricks: it is not first and foremost an attack on Trump; it is an act of malice toward regular citizens for the crime of writing checks to the Trump campaign.

At this still-early juncture in the 2020 Democratic nomination race, one name that has jumped from obscurity to respectful consideration is Julian Castro, HUD Secretary under Barack Obama and former mayor of San Antonio, where his twin brother Joaquin is a member of Congress and Julian’s campaign manager.

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The Julian Castro campaign has enjoyed some traction of late as a result of praiseworthy debate performances and a resulting increase in TV attention. It cannot therefore be a good development when his brother manages to draw sharp rebukes from all sides with an act of stunning callousness and stupidity.

The Democrats in the field are running against each other while also projecting ahead to a run against Trump. That means their days are filled with strategies to outdistance current rivals as well as stances designed to convince Democrat voters that they are worthy warriors against the shared enemy.

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