Lahren Says The Victims of Homelessness Are Those With Homes
Tomi Lahren doesn’t have a degree in urban planning or social welfare but she does have the guts to opine on a major problem in the United States: homelessness.
Lahren, a right wing political commentator who lives in Los Angeles, has a lucrative Fox News contract and an estimated net worth of $3 million, has been attacking San Francisco for a week. Thursday night she went after the City by the Bay once again.
San Francisco, Lahren says, is “awash” with human waste, used syringe needles, and homeless people.
“I recently visited San Francisco, and was shocked to see the number of people sprawled out on the sidewalks – many either sleeping, or passed out drunk, in broad daylight, in front of designer stores and swanky restaurants – families and children all around,” Lahren told her Fox News viewers. “Believe me when I say it was absolutely disgusting. But also dangerous. Getting accidentally stuck by a used needle can cause diseases like HIV, or Hepatitis B and C.”
Lahren calls San Francisco “a city of rich tech gurus on one side, and the homeless underclass on the other.”
“Here’s another problem,” she continues. “Some of the people on the streets aren’t just down-on-their-luck homeless,” she says, mocking them by swinging her arm in an “aw shucks” manner. “They’re ex-cons!”
Lahren rattles off a litany of local laws passed over the last seven years, revealing her desire to have anyone who’s committed any crime, even non-violent ones, sent to and kept in jail.
“It’s hard to imagine how this didn’t send even more people onto the streets,” she says, outraged that people who committed non-violent crimes that were deemed to not rise to the level of a felony be released early from prison.
“So homelessness for some has become a choice in California – one that hard-working residents have to simply put up with,” Lahren, condescendingly, and illogically, announces.
Let’s take another look at that. Lahren is actually saying the homeless choose to be homeless. And the victims of homelessness – frequently women who are victims of domestic abuse – are not those who are without a home, the victims are the people who have homes, she says.
“San Francisco’s liberal paradise is – and has been – run by Democratic mayors for more than 50 years. One of those Democrats, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, may well be the state’s next governor,” she cries.
Lahren rightly notes that the city is one of the most expensive in the nation, but when it comes to homelessness, Lahren sees it not as a problem that deserves action or empathy, but a cudgel with which to attack Democrats.
“Now, I’m not saying Democrats cause homelessness. But it would seem their policies certainly don’t help solve it.”
Someone should let Lahren know that homelessness is not a choice. In fact, some experts say 25 recent of those who are homeless are employed, while others say “40 and 60 percent of the homeless population floats in and out of full-time and part-time work.”
The problem is often that, as Lahren notes, the cost of housing in San Francisco is astronomical.
So, raising the minimum wage might help?
Lahren is against raising the minimum wage:
That $15 min wage doesn’t look as good from the unemployment line… my final thoughts https://t.co/rAsbDLqhG5
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) November 10, 2015
To Lahren, people who are homeless don’t deserve her respect or caring – they are not people at all.
Lahren is very comfortable being a “grenade thrower” – tossing a bomb and running away, taking no responsibility to help solve a problem. But to be charitable, let’s give her the benefit if the doubt: Perhaps she quietly has been donating to help the homeless.
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Trump Claims Abandoning US Allies in Syria Is ‘Strategically Brilliant’ Despite Bipartisan Condemnation Amid Ethnic Cleansing
President Donald Trump just praised his decision to withdraw U.S. Armed Forces from Northern Syria, opening the door for Turkey to begin ethnic cleansing of America’s now-former allies in the war against ISIS as “strategically brilliant.” U.S. troops have condemned the move, which has destroyed decades of U.S.-international diplomacy and military action, and resuscitated ISIS as a terrorist organization.
Experts have said Trump’s moves over the past week have strengthened Russia enormously.
(Watch the look on the note-taker’s face as Trump speaks.)
“I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be, for the United States, strategically brilliant,” President Trump says amid bipartisan criticism of his administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops https://t.co/oLkZhiTJJK pic.twitter.com/XUtmB9c3XW
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Presidential Advisor Pierson: Was Lincoln Racist?
Senior advisor for President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, Katrina Pierson, has pushed back on criticism about the low number of Black peoplein the administration by comparing the Trump administration to that of President Lincoln more than 150 years prior.
The comments came up on “Politics Nation” on MSNBC this Saturday, as host Reverend Al Sharpton attempted to get Pierson and panelist David Brock of Media Matters fo America to name a single black staff member of the President.
“Historically, Republicans and Democrats have had major figures of the black community in the West Wing as part of their senior staff and administration,” said Sharpton. “Who are the blacks in the West Wing under President Trump?”
Pierson countered, “You mean those who took the job or those who were offered? Because those are two entirely different questions.”
“Everything has to be made about race, reverend… I’m not going to participate if you’re going to continue to paint this president as racist.”
Sharpton tried to move away from the discussion to a point, turning to Brock to ask how Trump could really ask for black votes without having black people in the West Wing.
Pierson jumped in, “there’s plenty of black people in the West Wing.”
“Well, I asked you to name them,” replied Sharpton.
“I’m not going to participate in the attempt to make this all about race,” said Pierson. “It is ridiculous. How many black people were in Abraham Lincoln’s West Wing?”
“Is Abraham Lincoln a racist because he didn’t have a black person in his White House? This is insane. This is an insane discussion,” added Pierson.
“You can’t name a black in the West Wing because we can’t find one, Katrina,” responded Sharpton. “I pity you. I’d sympathize with you, but telling me you applied, and other people? Come on. It’s unthinkable in the 21st century that even a spokesperson for President Trump can’t name a black in the West Wing.”
There was not, technically a “west wing” staff under Abraham Lincoln, That did not start in its modern configuration until the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
View the exchange below:
Image via screen capture from video source.
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All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2018
This echoes statements made by the president prior to the 2016 election, and is stoking fears that he is attempting to pave the way to declare the elections in question if they do not go his way.
After the 2016 race, Trump claimed that voter fraud affected the outcome, stating that he actually won the popular vote, “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
The president’s assertion led to a Presidential Commission on Election Integrity in 2017, led by Kris Kobach. Kobach is now running for Governor in Kansas.
The commission was disbanded in January of this year, unable to prove the president’s assertions.
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Kemp is running for Governor in Georgia, and is in a tight race against opponent Stacey Abrams.
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