We understand that many politicians in the Republican Party have this idea in their heads that their precious GOP has been stolen from them by the thieving likes of Donald Trump, Breitbart, and the alt-right, but would it kill them to take a long hard look in the mirror and realize that’s not what happened at all? Would it kill them to take responsibility for their own failures as representatives of the American people, swallow their pride, and get to work making things better for the millions who have been penalized by Barack Obama for eight long years?
Apparently, because every time there’s even the slightest opportunity to attack the man at the forefront of the movement – Mr. Chief Thief himself – they jump at the chance. And this weekend’s horror show in Charlottesville, Virginia was just the latest in an unending series of disloyalty from Republicans who would be cowering from President Hillary Clinton right now if it weren’t for Donald J. Trump.
First of all, we have no problem with Republicans who have denounced the tragic car crash, denounced white supremacy, or even those who have gone as far as to call the attack terrorism. We happen to wonder if that moniker really fits the bill here – and there ARE political implications to using that word, so we wish Republicans would be careful about it – but it’s fine. Whatever. It’s in a politician’s nature to try to “win” the Condemnation Olympics, so we’re not too bothered by it.
We are bothered, however, by those Republicans who found it necessary to criticize President Trump’s statement following the attack. And while few of them were really bold enough to go directly after Trump, you didn’t have to be Kreskin to read between the lines.
“Very important for the nation to hear POTUS describe events in Charlottesville for that they are, a terror attack by white supremacists,” said (Little) Marco Rubio.
“Mr. President, we must call evil by its name,” said Cory Gardner. “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”
Sen. Orrin Hatch said, “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”
So yeah, the phrase of the day among Republicans is “call evil by its name.”
We don’t necessarily disagree, but the president isn’t going to solve the divisions in this nation by taking sides. There were hateful, violent people among the leftists in Charlottesville as well. Take one, solitary guy out of the equation, and you basically have equal amounts of hate and incivility on both sides of the clash.
That aside, we’d be glad if Republicans would stop playing into the mainstream media narrative every time some major event happens. Don’t they see what’s going on here? Don’t they see what the left is trying to do with this tragedy? They think they can avoid being smeared with the “EVIL WHITE SUPREMACIST” brush if they say things like this, but they are very, very wrong. They’re only making it easier on their enemies.