Not just dumb as a box of rocks, but despicable too.
We first saw the story of the 7-year-old who died in Border Patrol custody come across Twitter Thursday night, and it made us sad for two reasons: first, obviously, an innocent little girl had died, and second, we knew the period before her death was turned into a political dunking contest would last about as long as people remembered the names of the kids shot and killed in Parkland.
After the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Karol Markowicz wrote in National Review that conservatives never get to mourn; they must always be on the defensive because everything bad that happens is because they’re standing in the way of liberal utopia. And of course, we knew that was coming in this case, too … but we really just wanted even one hour to mourn this poor little girl before the pile-on started.
Erika Andiola, a Twitter-verified “proud undocumented & unafraid Mexican-American” and “intersectional feminist” (what documents did she use to verify her identity to Twitter, we wonder) decided to tug some heartstrings by placing the little girl where she’d never been.