….goes unpunished. Once again, gentle readers, we are reminded of the truth of that aphorism. We are also reminded that conservatives give far, far more of their financial resources to charity than progressives. Progressives are great at virtue signaling, at proclaiming their intellectual and moral superiority, but poor at actually putting their money where their eternally chattering mouths are.
This is hardly surprising. Progressives believe it’s government’s job to care for the poor. They give constant lip service to protecting and supporting the poor, who are for them, an abstraction. The money government is supposed to use in support of the poor comes primarily from the taxes of the middle class, the deplorables they so love to hate. It’s always somebody else’s money.
But conservatives don’t see things that way. They spend time and money supporting not abstractions, not broad progressive narratives, but real people, people with names and lives. They see people in need, and they become good Samaritans and directly help them. But as Fox News reports, even that cannot escape the hatred of the Left:
A Memphis woman whose nephew beat cancer said she’s experienced hateful online attacks because she thanked Eric Trump for his commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Last month, Sherrie Hopper thanked the president’s son for his support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee on Twitter, and said she and her family are ‘eternally grateful’ for his commitment.
After Trump shared the post, Hopper posted a video for the “#WalkAway Campaign” saying that the ‘hate’ her family has received online is ‘unreal.”
St. Jude’s is a premier pediatric cancer center. It charges nothing for the care of children, even paying for transportation, lodging and food for families.
Now you’re going to attack a charity? You’re going to attack a St. Jude family? Someone who went through hell for four years? Come on, now,’ Hopper said in the video.
She added that the media doesn’t want to leave Eric Trump alone, and that he wished to remain anonymous in his donation.
‘We already went through hell. We don’t need you. We don’t need this,’ Hopper said, noting some on Twitter accused her of being a ‘Russian bot.
As one might expect, the left’s attacks of Hopper, her family, and Erik Trump have descended to madness. Some have even claimed Trump didn’t donate anything to St. Jude’s. But evenThe New York Times,in January of 2017, admitted he did:
Eric Trump has helped raise $16.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee over the past decade, a hospital official said in a letter sent to a charity run by Mr. Trump, the president-elect’s son. The letter comes as Mr. Trump is preparing to remove his name from the charity to avoid conflicts of interest that could emerge from future fund-raising.
I am amazed by the many ways that you have personally embraced our cause and cared for our children and families,’ Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president of the hospital’s fund-raising organization, wrote in the Dec. 30 letter, which Mr. Trump provided to The Times. “As you are aware, we are expanding our lifesaving work and are working to push cure rates even higher in this country and around the world, while improving the lives of survivors by developing and advancing treatments that reduce side effects. We are only able to do this because of the support provided by donors and supporters like you.’
In his email this week, Mr. Trump said he would ‘continue to be a vocal advocate for pediatric cancer and St. Jude’s mission.
Progressives are good at proclaiming their great compassion, and as their latest immigration narrative demonstrates, their compassion for children knows no bounds, unless those children are individuals, the beneficiaries of the actual generosity and compassion of a conservative. Then their suffering and lives don’t matter. Demonizing their political enemies takes precedence, always.
Have we fallen so far? Is this the fruit of the demented hatred and rhetoric of Maxine Waters and other congressional corruptocrats? It’s not enough to publically harass and abuse people that have the most tenuous relationship to President Trump. Now the Left is abusing the families of children fighting for their lives. #WalkAway? Any decent human being should #RunAway.