During his talk at CPAC Friday, Senator Tom Cotton got to the bottom of what really drives the left today, their total and complete hatred of America and what it stands for.
“More than ever, we need that kind of simple un-ambivalent, un-ashamed patriotism. The proud love of a great country because America truly is a great country, it is worth fighting for, it is worth dying for and it is worth defending our history,” Cotton said, to a cheering crowd.
“These — these radical liberals, they want to erase our history. They want to replace it with their crazy Marxist theories.”
Later in the talk Cotton rammed his point home “When they are tearing down statues of Lincoln and Grant, it is not about the Civil War or racism, it is because they hate America.”
Here’s the transcript, it’s well worth reading:
“Now I’ve got news for the Democrats. Again, turns out this open borders agenda is not very popular. You can see that in the polls about Joe Biden’s plans, 2020 was one of the best elections we have ever had, with Hispanic voters in particular and with immigrant voters in general.
It reminds me of a story a friend of mine back home told me, he works with the first generation immigrant named Manuel (ph). Manuel told him, my wife and both my boys and I all voted for Donald Trump. And my friend said oh, you didn’t vote for Donald Trump.
And Manuel said no, we voted for Trump. And my friend said why did you vote for Trump?
And Manuel pointed at the parking lot and he said have you seen my new pickup truck? And he said, did you know that both of my boys have full-time jobs now? And he said — (Applause) — he said, you know, I’m not offended I like what Donald Trump does. And like so many Americans across the country he said, we have Donald Trump to thank for those things. (Applause)
So is it any wonder that people like him, immigrants who obeyed our laws and came here the right way, who earned their citizenship and earned the right to vote are some of our most patriotic and loyal Americans? People who escaped depression from countries like Cuba or Venezuela or China.
More than ever, we need that kind of simple un-ambivalent, un-ashamed patriotism. The proud love of a great country because America truly is a great country, it is worth fighting for, it is worth dying for and it is worth defending our history! (Applause)
These — these radical liberals, they want to erase our history. They want to replace it with their crazy Marxist theories.
They may say that it’s about the Civil War or racism, don’t believe them.
Look at what is happening in San Francisco. They are trying to rename schools named after George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Dianne Feinstein.
People if Dianne Feinstein is not liberal enough for you, I don’t know what to tell you. But they are more focused on renaming Abraham Lincoln high school then they are opening up so that kids can go back and learn there. (Applause)
And remember this too, remember this too, last summer as those mobs rampaged in the streets, they tore down statues of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant.
When they are tearing down statues of Lincoln and Grant, it is not about the Civil War or racism, it is because they hate America. (Applause)
They want to erase and rewrite our history.”
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org