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Democrats, the media, CEOs, Republican leaders, conservative pundits, and Mexican bandits hammered Trump for saying there were two sides to the Charlottesville brawl.
And if there were any “very fine people” in Charlottesville, as Trump said there were, they weren’t to be found among the alt right or antifa combatants. Maybe he meant very fine thugs.
The moral equivalency thing is what really brought trouble for Trump. The idea that neo-Nazis and KKK types were the moral equals of the protesters they were fighting was too much.
These goons and thugs oppose free speech, celebrate violence, despise dissent, and have little use for anything else in the American political tradition. But many liberals, particularly in the media, are victims of the same kind of confusion that vexed so much of American liberalism in the 20th century. Because antifa suddenly has the (alt-)right enemies, they must be the good guys. They’re not. And that’s why this debate is so toxically stupid. Fine, antifa isn’t as bad as the KKK. Who cares? Since when is being less bad than the Klan a major moral accomplishment?
So maybe it’s not moral equivalency. Just Extremely Ugly vs Very Ugly.
A recent study of deceased NFL players found that 99% suffered brain damage. We think Congress can do better.
Here’s a Cleveland Plain Dealer hot dog ranking. No word on the best nothing burgers.
My favorite debate question ever was asked in the Georgia 6th District Congressional race. Republican Karen Handel asked her opponent John Ossoff – So, who ya gonna vote for?
Ossoff, who lives outside the district, is ineligible to vote there.
Who Ya Gonna Vote For?
The campaign was viewed by Democrats as a referendum on President Trump. At least it was until Ossoff, the Democrat, lost.
The Daily Caller reports that, for April and May, Ossoff had 9 times as many donors and twice as much money from California as Georgia. He raised a total of $29 million. Money in politics was one of his campaign issues
The NYT has a good breakdown of spending on the campaign here.
Former FBI Director Comey told President Trump three times that he was not under investigation.
But Hillary Clinton was. Sort of.
Then Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Comey to refer to what he was doing with Hillary as a “matter“, not an “investigation.” Comey went along but said the order “confused and concerned” him. He also said it made him “queasy“.
But it apparently didn’t reach the “mildly nauseous” threshold.