They can’t be serious:
Perspective: Sorry, Republicans. You can’t call out Northam for racism and give Trump a pass. https://t.co/PsPiYJ7WuY
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 3, 2019
Oh… they’re serious.
Democrats don’t have completely clean hands on race issues; if nothing else, the Northam episode illustrates that. But when commentators such as David Limbaugh ask if Trump supporters must “forfeit the right to pass any moral judgments” because of their continual excuse-making for him, the only reply is: yes. Criticizing Northam for “past racist behavior” and his present equivocation after more than two years of overlooking an astonishing record of divisiveness reflects little more than a self-serving, morally repellent double standard. There are plenty of good arguments for kicking Northam out of his job. The newfound racial piety of a party that sold its soul to Trump isn’t one of them.
THIS is what FULL TDS looks like.
If someone, ANYONE, can show me ACTUAL evidence that Trump is a racist, I’ll back down. But “he said things I didn’t like” and “once he said rapists come over from Mexico” don’t COUNT.
TELLING THE TRUTH DOES NOT COUNT.
(Full disclosure: I am Mexican myself. While I think there are more “tactful” ways to say many of the things Trump has said, he has never said anything I felt was “racist.”)
For what, celebrating low minority unemployment & being an equal opportunity jerk to anyone he wants to be a jerk to? Media should stop falsely making claims like stating that rapists are rapists is saying that Mexicans are rapists and that illegals are same as legal immigrants
— Smiling Scodergate 😀 (@Scottergate) February 3, 2019
HORRIFIC, I know.
The hypocricy is that of the Democrats who falsely accuse Republicans of racism for political reasons while hiding their own. Trump is not racist.
— Merv Benson (@PrairiePundit) February 3, 2019
But of course, their drooling little minions are all over this:
Indeed!! And Kavanagh!!
— ginger (@Lesley73717962) February 3, 2019
no – the GOP certainly doesn't have good footing to call out.. well… anyone. But the rest of us do – ya know -the people who recognized that there is no excuse for racism – ever (e.g. not as a college student/ hs student/ human being)
— C (@nc_carol) February 3, 2019
Being that the Republican Party is overwhelmingly white male middle aged and racist, racist affirming, or racist tacit, yes they can give that thing they call a president a pass. Kavanaugh, Alabama, Mississipp reps. They are so fearful of losing something? Power, control, FEAR
— Jonathan (@aspyshrinkCT) February 3, 2019
No, they can't . And I'd recommend ALL Republicans shut up until they do a thorough housecleaning of their own.
— christina m. brooks (@runewarrior) February 3, 2019
Oh, SPARE ME, Christina.