- The Washington Times - Friday, January 12, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Democrat from Illinois and long-standing member of the Progressive Caucus on Capitol Hill, took to national television — MSNBC, of course — to call out President Donald Trump as a neo-Nazi and KKK leader over comments this commander-in-chief made about “s–hole” countries and the need to keep out immigrants who don’t contribute to America.

Gutierrez should go home. And not to the cushy, cozy home of his fellow anti-American elites in Illinois, but rather to Puerto Rico, his home of descent, the home he oh-so-proudly hails from while making political points against conservatives — the home he mentally channels while dinging the president as a racist and a bigot and an enemy of the poor. Of course, he’s never lived there; wasn’t born there. But when it comes time to score a political jab, that reality doesn’t count.

When Trump reportedly questioned why America needs to take in immigrants from “s–hole” nations like Haiti and South Africa, Gutierrez responded with this, as noted by Breitbart: “I love the America that my grandson Luisito lives in. Because he doesn’t have to deal with all of the racism and all of the prejudice and the bigotry that I felt personally as a youth in this country. … It was sacrifice. People died so that we wouldn’t have these kinds of repugnant comments.”

That’s a spin.

People did not, as Gutierrez claimed, die so other people would be forced to hold their tongue and self-censor their statements.

But here’s where he slams Trump.

“So, let me just say what the president said today, he keeps telling us — and we just heard my colleague say how brilliant and genius [he is],” Gutierrezwent on. “No, this is ignorance. This is ignorance to speak in such vile, racist terms. And so, the varnish and the paint has been stripped away from Donald Trump. And I know we feel it has been in the past. But, God, isn’t — today is going to be a very memorial day and that’s saying a lot in the Donald Trump presidency. Because we now know that we have in the White House someone who could lead the Ku Klux Klan in the United States of America, somebody who could be the leader of the neo-Nazi — and publish just his words.”

Gutierrez is not running for re-election; he’s leaving office in 2019, at the end of his term.

And on that, good deal. But this is a guy who seethes hatred not just for Trump, but for all principles aligned with freedom — the type of freedom founders envisioned, where individuals, not government, were front and center of societal concerns and leadership.

Gutierrez isn’t just a big government guy. He’s an anti-American force — a living, breathing, angry, hating mouthpiece for the far left who uses his public platform to tear down anything and anyone who stands against his open border, socialist dreams.

In September, Gutierrez blasted Gen. John Kelly as “a hypocrite” and “disgrace to the uniform he used to wear,” a man “who has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the president’s actions,” Mediaite noted.

In January, he said this, Breitbart reported: “I never thought of a president of the United States as a threat to me, my country, my grandson, my daughters, my wife, to all the important people in my life, and to America. I was never — this one is different.”

In August, Gutierrez blasted an immigration bill from Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue as “racist,” and that any move to end the diversity visa system was an “absolutely racist proposal” that unfairly targeted African, Sub-Saharan Africa and Caribbean people, Real Clear Politics reported.

Sensing a theme here?

Anything Gutierrez disagrees with is racist. Anyone who opposes Gutierrez’s policies and politics is racist.

There are whispers he may be considering a run for the presidency, and that’s in part why he’s exiting his congressional office at term’s end. What a disaster that would be. Gutierrez represents the worst of America — a hard-charging anti-America zealot who uses his mouth to express all he hates about the country, but his hands to take all he can from the country’s citizens.

If he had any honor at all, he would go to Puerto Rico, land of the type of downtrodden people he says he loves so much, land of the government he so admires.

Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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