House Democrats on The Committee on Oversight and Reform tweeted the photo above to promote their investigation into “inhumane treatment” at the border The hearing, titled “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,” is supposed to examine this alleged inhumane treatment—as illustrated by the photo— that members of the committee allegedly witnessed. The photo was intended as a graphic sample of the “grotesque treatment of children” at the camps under the Trump Administration.
The photo and tweet were quickly sent down the memory hole when Democrats discovered that, not for the first time, they had used an old photo of camps during the Obama Administration.
After deleting the tweet, the Oversight Committee put up a second tweet with a different photo. This photo also turned out to be from the Obama administration, and was also deleted.
- How many mainstream news media outlets reported this? Isn’t this essential information for the public to assess the sincerity of the Left’s breast-beating over conditions at the border? Why aren’t Democrats and their supporters embarrassed by such botches? Isn’t it the news media’s duty to make certain they are embarrassed?
- “Children in cages” has been directly cited as justification for harassing and beating citizens wearing MAGA caps. Isn’t it time these same vigilantes started beating Obama supporters?
- How can Democrats and the Trump Deranged keep making the “children in cages” accusation when evidence of the obvious double standard keeps bubbling up?
- Will anyone ask Joe Biden about this in a debate? He keeps saying—absurdly and dishonestly—that the Obama Administration had no scandals. The “kids in cages” is supposed to be another Trump scandal. If it is, then it was also an Obama scandal. There is no way out of that bind.
- Is anyone going to require the wielders of the “kids in cages” canard to clearly define what they consider humane housing for huge numbers of law-breaking border-breachers and their children? Motel 6 level accommodations? Marriott? The Ritz?
- When did chain-link fences become “cages”? Is the idea that detainees should be able to just wander in and out, or leave at will? What would be humane barriers? Plexiglass? Wouldn’t that be “children in terrariums”? Pretty wooden walls? Wouldn’t Democrats call that “children in boxes”?
- Is it really reasonable to expect facilities for such people to be comfortable? If detention facilities are an upgrade in regards to food, care and safety over the conditions the illegal immigrants are fleeing, isn’t that a perverse incentive?
Pointer and Facts: Daily Caller