From the July 26 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Dinesh, let's start with you. This is the kind of story that I think Republicans always have a hard time with, because nobody likes to see a child crying because he or she misses his mother or his father. It -- it tugs at everybody's heartstrings, mine, I'm a mom. You are a dad. It's hard stuff to see, but this problem was brought on by politicians who refused to do the work they were supposed to do, and now the American people, as usual, are -- are supposed to pick up the tab. Your reaction to all of this.
DINESH D'SOUZA: Well, I think on the one hand, there is grief but there is also the manipulation of grief, the politics, if you could call it, [of] moist eyes.
This isn't just the Democratic party, it's also the media which frames these images.
So, it's not that the Republicans are insensitive, the Republicans are scared of being portrayed as insensitive, and the Democrats are using that charge, even though at heart they know it's fake.
And what I mean by that is that -- look, we live in a Hobbesian world, in which a lot of these problems, gang violence, domestic violence, these are epidemic, particularly, you know, the Favelas in Brazil, the slums of Bombay, all over China. These are global problems. America has never taken the position that our doors are open worldwide to anybody who is suffering from these problems.
We create very carefully carved out exceptions, for example, political persecution, or as you said earlier, religious persecution, and that's it. But the Democrats are using the fact that they are able to dramatize these problems on our border to create a kind of emotional stampede, and then Republicans feel politically defensive, run for the exits --
D'SOUZA: -- In the kind of familiar, invertebrate fashion.