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Today's Commentary: Slander and division -- Trump the racist?!? -- Wise Obama -- The Jefferson Memorial -- My Maxine Waters joke -- News Bits
I pointed out Monday how ludicrous it is to try to take the actions of a tiny handful of violent extremist idiots and tar an entire political party or its leadership with them. I don’t associate your typical Republican with a neo-Nazi scumball anymore than I associate a blue collar Democratic voter in Michigan with a black-hooded, “anti-fascist” fascist rioter at Berkeley.
Sadly, Democrats have long used slander and division for political gain, painting every Republican as a racist/sexist/homophobe/xenophobe/etcetera-phobe, and I hate to see it working in some people’s minds with Trump. Trump was the first candidate of either party to make a sincere outreach to improve inner city schools and living conditions, reduce crime and bring job opportunities to minority neighborhoods, and nobody’s even talking about that because the “Trump’s a racist” meme has been so successful. It’s great for Democratic political fortunes, but young minority students are the collateral damage.
Trump the racist?!?
By Mike Huckabee
Let me ask a question that I’d honestly like to hear the Trump Hate Brigade answer: if Donald Trump is such a KKK-supporting racist, when exactly did that happen? He’s lived most of his life in the public eye. His companies were leaders in non-discriminatory hiring. He’s given interviews for decades that you can watch at the link below, denouncing racism and white supremacists. He was a major TV star for years, and we never heard any accusations of racism (if there were, NBC would surely have dropped him, right?) So when did he become an evil white supremacist? Was it after his 70th birthday? If so, then that’s one more way in which he’s truly remarkable. Not many people change their entire world view after they turn 70.
By Mike Huckabee
Interesting contrast: how Obama initially responded to the tragic shooting of black church members in Charleston by Dylan Roof. He didn’t call Roof a neo-Nazi or white supremacist because, he said, “Until the investigation is complete, I’m necessarily constrained in terms of talking about the details of the case.” How wise, sober and responsible, I’m sure the media said then.
The Jefferson Memorial
By Mike Huckabee
No, Trump didn’t compare Robert E. Lee to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He said that the same leftists who are trying to obliterate Lee and other Confederates from history would next go after Washington and Jefferson and other founders because they were slave owners. And he was indisputably correct: just one day before, the Rev. Al Sharpton was on PBS’s “Charlie Rose Show,” demanding that the Jefferson Memorial be torn down because it offends him.
My Maxine Waters joke
By Mike Huckabee
Nice to know some people enjoyed my little joke about Rep. Maxine Waters. Of course, from the liberal reaction, you’d think I’d said something as vile, nasty and outrageous about her as she says about President Trump every day by 9 a.m. It reminded me of that old joke:
Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY!!!
Screaming “That’s not funny!” has become the go-to response on the left to anything that humorously points out their hypocrisy, absurdity or, lately, just plain nastiness. It’s the reason why comedians won't play college campuses anymore. But we shouldn’t let the wounded howls of the professionally aggrieved set keep us from poking fun at them when they richly deserve it. Humor is a wonderful thing. Being able to laugh at ourselves keeps our feet on the ground and our egos in check.
There’s a famous novel, “The Name of the Rose” (okay, it’s also a famous Sean Connery movie) about the Spanish Inquisition. The plot hinges (spoiler alert, although you’ve had 31 years to see it) on the Inquisition trying to suppress Aristotle’s book on comedy, because laughter dissolves fear, and the Inquisition was built on fear.
If you needed any more proof that the modern “social justice warrior” movement was just the old Spanish Inquisition, using the same fear and intimidation tactics to force everyone to bend to their rigid secular religion, then just look at how terrified they are of anyone laughing at them. Well, I’ll continue to mock them all I like. I might even start greeting each new cry of outrage from the left with “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”
And I’ll only apologize for a joke when it isn’t funny.
Oh and if you didn't see the joke, I tweeted:
"@POTUS has dispatched Maxine Waters to NOKO to talk to Lil Kim. After 1/2 hour with her he will drink whatever he gave to his 1/2 brother."
At least someone appreciated Trump’s comments on Charlottesville. Prayers for this lady and her family.
What better way to insure that the mistakes of the past are never repeated than to erase them from history? Incidentally, this story notes that while this willful and violent destruction of public property was taking place, the police were nowhere to be seen. Does this now mean that people are legally allowed to destroy anything they wish, as long as they declare that it fills them with “rage and frustration”? We’ll have to start letting a lot of vandals out of prison.
President Trump is being defended from charges of racism by a group that knows quite a bit about the subject.
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