I gave specific examples when challenged. I did the same type of cursory google search and I can’t find any examples of assassination rhetoric against Obama. It wasn’t all good rhetoric, but I don’t recall anyone in the public eye calling for his assassination or really anything that rises to the level of hate and vitriol used against Lincoln. Or Trump, for that matter.
It seems rather self-evident that the Democrats’ rhetoric is quite similar today as what it was in 1864. Take any of those statements I quoted above, switch out a few words and it will seem like a normal day at CNN in 2018. The levels of self-righteous hysteria are quite similar.
Again, I gave specific examples to back up my point, which is not that the modern Republican party is an unblemished institution of great ideas being put into action. It is that the Democrats are most definitely not, and again wondering why anyone, anywhere would vote for them.
All throughout the last few days I’ve challenged others to provide examples. Name a Republican slaveholder (nobody could, but assured me they were out there. Must’ve been!). Name a Republican using the term Uncle Tom. Name a Republican who voted for Jim Crow laws. No examples given. Name a Republican policy that’s racist. The only example given was the Drug War. I can mostly agree with that, but one national policy that’s put plenty of people of all colors in jail hardly makes Republicans stand out from the many, many race-based policies and mainstream rhetoric of the modern Democrats.
So I ask you, can you provide any examples of mainstream rhetoric against Obama rising to the level we’ve seen against Lincoln? Or Trump, for that matter? Or do I just need to take your word for it again?
That’s a good question. People certainly say he’s the worst, so I took the time to examine the great New York Time’s definitive list of Trump’s awful racist things.
Now I can definitely agree that he is racist by the new definitions of the word. He is, after all, a white male at the top of a power structure. He also fails to apply politically correct speech codes and often speaks plainly about policies. This will certainly upset many people.
What I see much, much more of in this article is a clearly biased press going to great lengths to twist his words and attribute meanings to them that he didn’t say. I see second-hand quotes. I see outright fabrications. Trump was “reluctant” to disavow David Duke, apparently, but when I follow the links (which almost all link to other left-biased websites) I see quotes where Trump clearly disavows David Duke not just once, but many times over many decades. I suppose he’s racist because he didn’t denounce him before the reporter asked the question, or perhaps didn’t have his David Duke radar set to scan before the interview.
A lot of that stuff is, well, pretty easy to see as fake news. I also don’t see how it is possible for anyone to attempt to, say, enforce immigration laws without being branded as a racist by people who seemingly want no immigration laws. They go hand-in-hand, and there’s literally no way it could be done without being called a racist in 2018.
The left has gone insane. Completely insane. And it is very difficult to navigate all of the noise we hear. 20 years ago I would have trusted what I read in the New York Times. Now it is easy to follow the links and start raising eyebrows right away. I’ve been getting sucked into politics for the last several weeks because of the upcoming elections coupled with the emergence of Stalin-esque kangaroo courts in our Senate, and all I’m seeing is hysteria from Democrats. No good policy at all that I’ve been able to discern.
Again, I’m more than happy to hear someone make the case for the Democrats. I’ve been pretty clear on explaining my thoughts, even if you don’t agree with them.