If Uncle Joe makes a sound, does anyone listen?
Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts is not going to pardon us Trump voters, which is O.K., given that we don’t recall asking.
“Seek reconciliation with followers of one of the most flagrantly racist — not to mention misogynistic, xenophobic and Islamophobic — presidents in history? In a word: No.” Pitts writes.
The irony being that more Black people voted Trump than any Republican candidate since Eisenhower. But never mind. Pitts — like the progressive project in general — is still pleading for White America to fix Black America — 12 years after Barack Obama was first elected.
A.O.C. is taking names for the re-education camps. The professional Resistance does not want normal; it wants revolution.
The New Republic asks: “What do we do with all these Trump supporters?” CNN’s Don Lemon announced that he “had to get rid” of friends who support Trump, because “they’re too far gone.” (H/T to Glenn Reynolds here.)
‘Can’t we all get along?’
This week the President-elect said, “We must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans.” Get used to it, Uncle Joe. Nobody is listening to you.
BLM incorporated is still blocking Madison WI streets. They’re currently doxing a working stiff who dared use those streets. At their behalf, Madison’s elected progressives are defunding the police. If these folks are Americans, why do they hate America?
Now Joe Biden wants comity? “For four years the bulk of his Democratic Party, a good deal of the permanent government, and almost the entire cultural establishment of the country has treated the Trump presidency as an occupying enemy,” Wall Street Journal editor-at-large Gerard Baker reminds.
The members of this resistance spent four years using every lever at their disposal — bureaucracy, law enforcement, Congress, news media — to thwart, disrupt and try to bring down the duly elected president.
Not to say we don’t mine our own share of fools’ gold. Some are looking for alternatives to Fox News for straying ever so slightly from Trump’s golden calf. George W. Bush is a RINO who “hates America,” according to one devout follower, because the ex-President congratulated Uncle Joe for his apparent victory. Or maybe W is just a realist.
For all we know, the Orange Meanie in the White House is yelling at pictures on the walls of the White House. Will Henry Kissinger be asked to kneel down and pray with this President, too? Trump just fired the latest secretary of defense with just three months left in his administration. That’s just crazy! In a Dr. Evil movie, that secretary would be called “Number 4.” Number 5 will fill his seat as soon as the revolving door stops spinning.
If you’re trying, let’s say, to defeat the Deep State, the constant churning of appointees is no way to go about it. Takes a full year to get a handle on an institution — especially one as sprawling and hidebound as Defense — and another two years to effect meaningful change. Which is why term limits is a lousy idea.
⇒ For extra credit: Racists? “Virtually all Trump voters also voted for Michigan U.S. Senate candidate John James, a Black man.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: When Joe Biden calls out A.O.C., rules out reparations, promotes the police, bans boys in girls’ sports, vows to investigate Hillary for the “Russian collusion” hoax, and apologizes to Donald Trump for Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, maybe then we will pardon you, Mr. Pitts.