Wednesday, September 30, 2020

And Stand By?

His ignorance is his defense.  Biden identified them as a white supremacist group because Trump can't denounce white supremacists, he needs a group name (he asked for one repeatedly), and then all he can do is tell them "Stand down and stand by."

Which is not quite the same thing as "I repudiate thee and all thy works."

I kinda long for the old days when politicians offered non-denial denials and less than ringing repudiations or endorsements and journalists could parse their statements in a way that would make a writer of midrash envious.  Now Trump just says it out loud and all the journalists can do is say "well, he said that, too."

Because, you know, "objective."  As in:  Trump never shows up in public in white robes and white hood, so he's not "objectively" a racist.

I'll retire to Bedlam....

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