The liberals in Massachusetts, or at least one of them, has once again proven that no good deed goes unpunished. I’m referring to Cambridgeport, Mass., Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro’s refusal of ten books sent to her library by Melania Trump. The First Lady sent 10 Dr. Seuss books to a school in every state to mark National Read a Book Day. Ms. Soeiro refused the gift, noting that HER school has over 9,000 volumes as well as a librarian (Ms. Soeiro) who has an advanced degree in library science and they don’t need the books. There was no word on whether Ms. Soeiro felt that perhaps one of those despicable public schools, who depend on public servant staff or (gasp!) volunteers might benefit from the books. Probably not, since the esteemed Madam Librarian took pains to inform us all that the Dr. Seuss’s books are “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.” Who knew that Dr. Seuss was a radical racist shill of white supremacy?
According to CBS News, the school district counseled Ms. Soeiro about using public resources as a political platform. Parents of students at the school appeared supportive of her actions.
This effort by liberals to turn everything into a political issue is getting old very quickly. When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc, the left wasted little time in blaming this year’s unusually severe hurricane season on global warming, using the devastation in Houston and Florida as an excuse to criticize President Trump’s decision not to participate in the Paris accord. Now someone else has taken the opportunity to turn a gracious gift by someone associated with the President into an example of racism and stereotyping, not to mention using her access to the school’s blog as a platform to promote herself. I’m anxiously waiting for the media uproar over this attack on the First Lady. I mean, can you imagine what would have happened if it had been Michelle Obama whose gift was rejected. Something ells me I’ll be waiting a long time.