The Death of Kate Steinle and Why the Democrats Refuse to Talk about It

It’s motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.” – Jean de la Buyere

On July 1, 2015, Kate Steinle was murdered by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had previously been convicted of seven felonies, and who had been deported five times. When interviewed by a San Francisco ABC affiliate, Sanchez said that he chose to move there because of its status as a “sanctuary city” in which illegals are essentially protected from federal law.

This should never have happened. There should be no sanctuary cities; there should be no open border; there should be no drug smuggling, human trafficking, robbery, assault, sex crimes, and murder by people who do not belong in this country in the first place. But here we are.

What comes next? Obama sent delegations to the funerals of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, and even spoke publicly about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Obama opined that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon. In the cases of Brown and Martin, it was ruled that the shooting deaths were not murder—they were completely justified given the circumstances.

President Obama sent no such delegation to Kate Steinle’s funeral Thursday, and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to even address it when asked, instead saying:

“I can’t speak to this specific case. I’d refer you to DHS.” 

What motivation could have caused the Obama administration to care oh so much about Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, but clamp up when asked about Kate Steinle?

Obama uses deaths and tragedies to his advantage. He used the deaths of Brown and Martin to stir anger against white people and police officers. He used them to promote racial tension because racial tension keeps Democrats in power.

So long as black people continue to believe that they are subjugated and under the boot of evil white cops, they will continue to look to the Democrats for help. In turn, the Democrats continue to stir the pot and tell blacks that conservatives are part of the wicked clan that wants them kept down. It’s a beautiful cycle for the left—it keeps them in power.

But what about Kate Steinle? Why no outpouring of anger or grief? Because illegal immigration, open borders, and sanctuary cities all help Democrats advance their agenda.

Chris Matthews even admitted to it on “Hard Ball” last week, when he said:

“…it’s both sides. [Republicans] want cheap labor–and the Democrats want votes. Let’s face it.”

The Democrats want votes. They want the illegal population to rise so that when they are eventually amnestied (which they will be—let’s be honest), the Party will have millions of new voters.

You may be thinking: That’s ridiculous. Amnestied illegals couldn’t possibly be allowed to vote. However, a recent Rasmussen poll shows strong support for it, especially among Democrats—and believe me, this is on the Democrats’ long-game plan.

In early 2014, on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” DNC Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile said of amnesty:

“I don’t think you can create two classes of citizens in this society, one with legal status and the right to vote, and one without.”

The left wants amnestied voters more than a fat kid wants a box of Entenmann’s. Given that, if the administration were to shine a spotlight onto Kate Steinle’s murder at the hands of someone who has seven felonies under his belt and has been previously deported five freaking times, it would not look good for their agenda.

The left wants porous borders and no recompense for illegals, so to recognize Steinle’s death at the hands of a previously deported criminal illegal would be to reveal the gigantic cracks in their philosophy.

But the Democrats have no problem using Steinle’s death to pimp other agendas. Nancy Pelosi is using it to promote gun control:

“Last week, in San Francisco, our city suffered our own senseless act of gun violence with the killing of Kathryn Steinle, and our thoughts and prayers are very much with her family. Today, we must do more as a nation to prevent dangerous people from getting easy access to guns. And Congress has a moral responsibility to act.”

Dangerous people? As in? Nope. They won’t say it.

When black youths die, crocodile tears are shed in an effort to advance an agenda. In the case of Kate Steinle, we don’t even get those. We get more gun control rhetoric, and a conveniently nameless criminal.