Liberal politicians and activists have a concerning pattern of attacking kids with cancer when they try to mock Republicans. This disturbing trend can be traced all the way back to the 2013 government shutdown.
During the shutdown, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) was asked why Senate Democrats would not want to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to "help one child who has cancer."
"Why would we want to do that?" an angry Reid responded. The idea of helping kids with cancer seemed to bother the Nevada senator so much that he lashed out at CNN reporter Dana Bash for even asking the question, saying it was "irresponsible" and "reckless."
"This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you're irresponsible and reckless." Reid told Bash.
Reid continued this behavior of dismissing the concerns of people who are battling cancer. In 2014, he called a cancer patient who lost her insurance because of Obamacare a liar.
Comedian Samantha Bee's TBS show "Full Frontal" recently found itself in hot water after it ran a segment that mocked a kid with cancer. In the segment, "Full Frontal" sent a correspondent to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The correspondent showed images of young men at the conference who had what the show called "Nazi hair."
"This year the bowties were gone, replaced by Nazi hair. Nazi hair. Nazi hair. Fuck off," the correspondent said as they showed pictures of men attending the conference.
It turns out one of the kids didn't have "Nazi hair," he just had cancer. OUTSET contributor Kyle Coddington was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Kyle's sister Megan called out Bee on Twitter.
— Megan Coddington (@meg_kelly16) March 9, 2017
"Full Frontal" apologized to Kyle after learning his diagnosis.
We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) March 9, 2017
Recently another Hollywood liberal found himself in a similar situation. "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon made fun of teenage childhood cancer survivors while trying to make a joke about President Trump.
Whedon tweeted, "Tonight on White House Wife Hunt, Donny makes host P. Ryan give 2 more contestants the "Not a 10" card.
Whedon got the picture from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's Twitter account. Speaker Ryan was commending the teenagers for their powerful stories about their fight against childhood cancer. Whedon has since deleted the tweet and followed up with an apology.
So I tweeted something that inadvertently offended everyone except the people I was trying to offend. I'm sorry. I'll be quiet for a bit.
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— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 28, 2017
Liberals' problem with kids with cancer might be systemic. The Democratic Party has a history of holding pro-cancer sentiments.
Liberals protested when a New York City hospital received a $100 million donation. The problem with the donation: It came from cancer survivor David Koch and his brother Charles Koch.
Maybe if liberals tone down their disdain for people who disagree with them politically, they might stop belittling people suffering from a terrible disease?