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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Holy Shit





No, not that, really; this:

It's all about this:

“I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected and they have destroyed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
Politics really is making the strangest bedfellows.

Adding:  is Trump's racism again on display?  What makes you ask that?

And of course we have to keep this in mind:

Lewis's comments come from a particularly powerful source: A black member of Congress and major civil-rights figure. While Lewis didn't cite allegations of bigotry and racism made against Trump, the whole thing can't help but hearken back to Trump's own questioning of the legitimacy of his predecessor, Barack Obama. For years, Trump raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States and thus could serve legitimately as president. Obama eventually produced a birth certificate in 2012, but Trump only acknowledged Obama was born in the United States a few months ago.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus were particularly incensed by Trump's long-running questioning of the legitimacy of the first black president, saying it amounted to bigotry and a racial dog-whistle. After Trump finally admitted Obama was born in the United States in September 2016, members of the CBC held a press conference to denounce Trump.

At the time, Lewis urged Trump to seek forgiveness.

As a public figure Trump is simply beneath contempt; and yet he keeps sinking lower.

1 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

Now watch as the media either buries Trumps dissing of John Lewis or they promote his view of John Lewis.

I think a lot of Republicans are really nervous about what their party has imposed on the United States, they know Trump is most likely a total disaster on an even greater scale than the Nixon implosion mixed in with the George W. Bush implosion, or that his slag heap of poison will become undeniable. I think that's more likely than someone like Kristol suddenly finding a moral sensibility.

I count it as optimism to think it's likely that the disaster that we are about to have is going to discredit Republicans for a generation but that the disaster will be unprecedented and that it's inevitable.

10:28 AM  

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