Photo of Drowned Family Not What Dems Say It Is

Photo of Drowned Family Not What Dems Say It Is

Photo of Drowned Family Not What Dems Say It Is

By now every American knows about the El Salvadoran father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande. They’ve also seen the awful photo. And most everyone feels sorry for them, especially the toddler girl, who was only 23 months old.

Naturally Democrats were quick to blame President Trump. Here’s what Kamala Harris tweeted:

While Cory “Spartacus” Booker went right for President Trump’s throat:

You can always count on Spartacus to go Extreme Pompous Ass. photo

Credit: Luke Harold/flickr/public domain.

But not to be outdone, Beto “Yo Hablo Espagñol, Bruh” O’Rourke also blamed Trump:

“Trump is responsible for these deaths. As his administration refuses to follow our laws – preventing refugees from presenting themselves for asylum at our ports of entry – they cause families to cross between ports, ensuring greater suffering & death. At the expense of our humanity, not to the benefit of our safety.”

Rage at Trump ramped up at Wednesday’s debate amongst the second stringers on the Team Democrat roster. One of them, Julián Castro, not only joined in the Orange Man Bad chorus, he had help from “moderator” José Diaz-Balart, too.

What’s more, Al Jazeera wants everyone to know that the entire world is also pissed off at that photo and are blaming Trump for their deaths.

As usual, however, there’s more to this story than the Democrats and the media want you to know. It turns out that Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, the father, and his wife Tania were not asylum seekers. They weren’t even unemployed. Oscar had a job in a Papa Johns pizza shop, and Tania actually quit her job in a Chinese restaurant to take care of their daughter Valeria.

Now this young couple wasn’t rich, to be sure; in fact they were living on $10 per day and residing with Tania’s mother. But on the other hand, their government wasn’t persecuting them on account of their “race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion,” as the US Refugee Act defines asylum. In fact, Tania’s mother said they weren’t experiencing any violence.

Moreover, Oscar’s mother didn’t want them to go:

“I begged them not to go, but he wanted to scrape together money to build a home.” 

So there you have it. They left because they wanted to make more money. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — my grandparents did the same thing. However, they didn’t want to wait in the asylum line.

The Ramirez family had left El Salvador on April 3, and upon arriving in Mexico they received a humanitarian visa, which meant they could work in Mexico for a year while waiting for news of their asylum request. However, after waiting two months in Mexico, they decided to make their way to the US border.

They took a bus to Matamoros and immediately went to the International Bridge to plead their case. But, they arrived on a Sunday, and the office was closed.

Plus, they also found out that they would have to wait weeks or months for their appointment.

So they decided to cross the Rio Grande themselves. After all, someone told Oscar that it was easy.

Oscar tucked little Valeria under his T-shirt and crossed the river. Once they got across, Oscar set Valeria down on the banks and returned to fetch Tania. However, little Valeria panicked and went back into the water, but when Oscar went back to retrieve her the current swept them away. Tania watched her husband and daughter drown.

On Monday morning, Mexican police found their bodies downstream. Someone took a photo, the photo went viral, and the Democrats and media ran with it. Time to blame Trump!

Except the photo doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s tragic of course, that a father and his toddler daughter died. I have a granddaughter some months older than little Valeria — that especially breaks my heart. Now once you know the story, you can see that it’s not President Trump’s fault. Sadly, the Ramirez family is responsible for their own demise, and that of their little girl.

Ah, but when there’s a hot photo the Democrats can run with, the facts be damned.

 

Featured image: Amber_Avalona/pixabay/cropped/pixabay license.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

15 Comments
  • GWB says:

    Trump says, ‘Go back to where you came from.’ That is inhumane.
    So… they were crossing the Rio Grande* going home when they drowned? Don’t think so, genius.

    (* BTW, how is it these folks don’t know “Rio Grande” means “Big Frickin’ River”? Look, folks, it’s Texas and they call all their sh*t “BIG”, but this river was named long before the first Texican showed up, and it’s called “Big River” for a reason. Don’t be stupid!)

    As his administration refuses to follow our laws
    Ummmm, no. That’s a little thing psychologists call “projection”, jefe.

    they cause families
    No, puta, they don’t. The families decide to take those risks. And the reason they decide to? The rewards you jack*sses are offering make the risk worth it to them (see below about “$10 a day”). If anyone is driving their decisions to take risk, it’s people like YOU.

    they were living on $10 per day
    That sucks. Except that the cost of living is much lower in El Salvador. According to Numbeo.com:
    Cost of living in El Salvador is 32.39% lower than in United States
    and
    Rent in El Salvador is 62.08% lower than in United States
    So, $10 dollars a day goes a bit further (it buys ~$14 worth of stuff, and pays for ~$18 in rent).
    Yes, they’re poor, but they’re not as poor as they would be here with that money.

    It’s tragic of course, that a father and his toddler daughter died.
    Yeah. Just like all the other toddlers and their parents that died in the world on Sunday. Little ones drowning in a pool, or getting hit by a car, or just starving to death (in places where $10/day would feed an extended family). Where are the viral photos of those deaths?

    Oh right, those deaths don’t serve a ‘narrative’ about ORANGE MAN BAD! They don’t pull up the tears for a political end. They don’t help a**holes like Chiquita Khrushchev achieve more and more power.

    I said before: They’ll run out of OPS* before they run out of OPM in this country.
    (* OPS = Other People’s Sympathy)

    • williamchandler says:

      WHy are WE paying incompetent losers in the DOJ? Any first year law student should be able to shut down this GARBAGE . The “DOJ” should have ended the sanctuary crap on day one. File the first criminal AND civil lawsuits, freeze the assets of of the “sanctuarians” and the rest would change their tune. Forfeit ALL of Gov. Newsom’s assets to pay damages to the family of that murdered woman ….and jail him as an ACCESSORY and an ACCOMPLICE. Federal Code 8, section 1324. “It is unlawful to transport, hire or house an illegal alien…under penalty of $2,000 fine for each illegal and/or 5 years in prison.
      Yes, “sanctuary implementors” DO OWE DAMAGES for any harm their law breaking leads to. By the way, why is a clerk jailed for refusing to do her duty and register homosexual marriages,but these politicians and police are not jailed for allowing sanctuary cities and refusing to do THEIR duty? TAKE all their possessions.
      Under Federal Law called the Harboring statute,those who Harbor and or conceal an illegal alien that murders an American,that person is eligible for the death penalty at Terre Haute!
      Cannot say it often enough, these politicians took an oath to uphold the CONSTITUTION of the United States and therefore cannot whine that they do not have to enforce Federal Law. Every judge or politician blocking that wall is providing material aid and support to Narco Terrorists. Anyone who provides “sanctuary” to an illegal is harboring criminals, PERIOD. And if that illegal commits a crime the sanctuary providers is a ACTIVE ACCOMPLICE to the crime and is PERSONALLY Financially Liable for FULL restitution and gets to serve time for the crime…….. Make them pay a price for their evil ……. If the “Appointed Defenders” of Our HOUSE refuse to do their duty, they are accomplices and personally responsible for the results. “Public Officials” That refuse to enforce the immigration laws and provide “sanctuary” to ILLEGALS automatically assume personal financial responsibility for ANY crimes and any damages created by said ILLEGALS. They also are accessories to any crimes committed by their ILLEGALS and should be JAILED as Accomplices. Same applies to any priest/church that provides “sanctuary” Take all their assets for reparations and jail them as accomplices to the crimes .
      FIRE all the TURDS in the DOJ for “Practicing Law without a BRAIN”.

  • Kim says:

    no on has share to fb buttons

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      It’s simple —- copy the url and paste to your Facebook timeline. Thanks!

    • D3F1ANT says:

      They’d just ban you.

    • williamchandler says:

      If you are NOT banned by FARTBOOK & GOOLAG, you are NOT a Conservative.
      Have you noticed that those complaining about Social Media censorship, also censor? Breitbart, OAN, pseudo-“America-First-Christian-Patriots” hate any mention of the Jewish log in their eyes. They are busy banning those who point out the glaring Jewish/Israeli interference in America’s government and betraying their own Savior.
      Notice all the pseudo “conservatives” that continue to use Facebook and have their comments on Facebook, which means their visitors have to be P.C. GOOD BOYS to still have a Facebook account to leave comments …. REAL conservatives would have stated “I AM SPARTACUS” and quit Facebook when INFOWARS was banned. They would have deleted all truth on their sites, stuffed their files with garbage so ZUCK could sell it …. and walked away.
      Still on FARTBOOK? NOT Conservative.
      As a matter of fact, if you have NOT been banned for working to expose the treason you are a failure. The gutless, spineless “conservatives” should have immediately boycotted those censoring them, and it really makes one wonder WHY they did NOT.
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  • Jaki says:

    Thank you, Kim,
    I’m not a supporter of the left, but because I’m not, they all automatically assume I support Trump.
    Tragic about the father and daughter, but I think they are all lied to somewhere along the line also. False promises, free everything.
    I knew there was more to this, there always is.
    Thanks for hanging the truth out there.

  • Carson says:

    The corpses look like they were posed.

    • GWB says:

      That was one of my thoughts, too. Mexico importing a bit of Paliwood*.

      (* Paliwood is that industry among Palestinians (and their activist buddies) who pose dead bodies in numerous locations, stage incidents and frame photos/videos to convey a false message, doctor photos and videos, etc. They tell fantastical stories with their photos and videos – just like Hollywood (but with lower pay and no casting couch).)

    • Whoopie says:

      They sure do and I think that it’s detestable for the photographer to abuse corpses by posing them simply to create political propaganda. But Leftists have no shame and no souls.

  • williamchandler says:

    1) People who hire illegals are the same people who buy stolen property from burglers and shoplifters. They are cowards who want cheap goods, but don’t have the guts to steal them themselves.
    2) People who hire illegals are stealing the food off the tables of their neighbors. They work to undercut the wages that their honest neighbors should be earning.
    3) People caught hiring illegals should forfeit ALL their assets to repay the Nation for costs.
    4) Hiring illegals is RACIST. African Americans who are trying to work their way up the economic ladder are being pushed down the ladder by people who prefer
    hiring “lighter” illegals. Claiming the illegals “just want to work” while ignoring the MS13 type GANGS and drug smuggling, etc.
    5) People who claim illegals are “only filling jobs AMERICANS won’t take” are LIARS. They are filling jobs that “save money” by ignoring LAWS about health and safety, thus MAKING MORE MONEY for the Scum that refuse to pay decent wages, and address basic LAWFUL safety concerns.
    6) Politicians LIE when they claim there is a “war” on terror. They would seal the border tight if there was ANY terrorist threat, because it is WIDE OPEN for Terrorists to stroll in whenever they like. How can ANYONE listen to Bushbama “demand” that Iran, Syria, Lebanon, “seal” their borders, when OUR border has a WELCOME mat out for TERRORISTS to come in and KILL Americans.

  • Tom MacGyver says:

    Did Trump force these people into the water? No. ‘Not Trump’s fault… End of story…

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