To the editor:
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 U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, for example, who happens to be 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 also were 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 that Donald Trump will win in 2020 due to Democratic excesses and overreach. There is no reason to excuse behavior by someone just because he or she happens to belong to a minority group.
If the Democrats stopped pandering and groveling for minority group votes, and instead focused primarily on fighting for our federal government to do more to help lower and middle classes with their economic and financial struggles and problems — as our allies do — they would easily defeat Trump and win the Congress in 2020.