and so very useful to desperate Democrats because
Everyone I don’t like is
Hitler a racist
Count on The Capital Times (“Your Progressive Voice”) to march lockstep with the party line. Silent when conservative speakers were shouted down at university forums, complaisant when a Democrat(ic) governor was raiding the patient compensation fund, now it bays “Racism” with the pack of hounds whenever facts are scarce and logic is lacking.
As in this week’s edition, wherein the partisans join the latest feeding frenzy to defend the human tragedy that is Baltimore and its congressional aider and abetter, Rep. Elijah Cummings:
“Trump goes out of his way to attack people of color
who serve in Congress.”
Hey, Trump goes out of his way to attack everybody, including people of color like Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Carly Fiorina, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi — need we go on? That color being “doesn’t matter.” Donald Trump is a lot of things, often petty. But he is an equal-opportunity name caller.
Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats’ dragon lady, actually said this at Tuesday’s presidential candidate debate: “We live in a country now where the President is advancing environmental racism, economic racism, criminal-justice racism.” When race is all you see …
“It’s no longer sufficient to be a Trump antagonist, no longer enough to stick the word “racist” in every news piece and broadcast, says David Harsanyi in The Federalist.
A real patriot embraces all the president’s enemies, no matter how morally loathsome. Which brings me to the Rev. Al Sharpton. … an unrepentant anti-Semite who had incited riots that led to a pogrom in Brooklyn and a massacre in Harlem, not to mention the defamation of police officers surrounding [the] Tawana Brawley [hoax].
Jason L. Riley in the Wall Street Journal came to the same conclusion: “The news media has spent the past week trying to rehabilitate the reputations of Baltimore and Al Sharpton, which is more evidence that they’ll try just about anything to advance the Democratic Party’s Trump-is-a-racist storyline.”
Given the way the people on stage Tuesday and Wednesday night [at the Democratic debates] have lined up to kiss his ring, chances are that the reverend will be monetizing racial strife for years to come.
The last refuge of a scoundrel
Corrected: The great 18th Century British lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson called patriotism “the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Today it is the race card. Ever-more frayed and faded, one senses the American people are refusing it due to insufficient funds. But not until it gets one last heavy workout from this year’s crop of desperate Democrats.
Glenn Loury of Brown University (himself amply blessed with bountiful melanin) asks, “Why Are Democrats Defending Al Sharpton?”
“They’ve handed Trump an easy win
and yoked themselves to a genuine bigot.”
The problem for Democrats is that Al Sharpton actually is, as Mr. Trump put it on Twitter, “a con man.” And not just a con man: Mr. Sharpton is an ambulance-chasing, anti-Semitic, anti-white race hustler. His history of offensive statements is longer than the current American president’s. And Mr. Sharpton’s worst sin — his blatant incitement to violence during the Crown Heights riots of 1991 — leaves no doubt that he is not a leader, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described him, who has spent his years “pushing for justice in the teachings of Dr. King. …
We’ll give Professor Loury Today’s bottom Line:
If Democrats cannot distinguish between Mr. Sharpton’s hucksterism and genuine moral leadership on race and justice in America, I assure you that many moderate voters in battleground states will have no trouble doing so.