…continues. A couple of examples illustrate the shame.
Here’s Jamelle Bouie, political writer for Slate in a tweet:
I didn’t quite understand how much white people hated us, or could at least live with that hate. Now I do.
He went on:
Donald Trump did what Romney and McCain wouldn’t do. He all but cried “nigger.” And it worked.
Because “white people” disagreed with this black man.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC:
I’m thinking about President Obama too. I mean, to have the first African American President succeeded by a guy who was endorsed by the KKK…it’s a big deal.
It’s also a big deal that Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the California branch of the KKK, and she quietly accepted that endorsement, while Trump rejected the KKK endorsement of him. Maddow carefully elided that news item.
And Jeff Jarvis, Professor, Director of Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at City University of New York:
I fear that journalism is irredeemably broken, a failure. My profession failed to inform the public about the fascist they are electing.
He’s right about journalism being broken. It’s broken and untrustworthy for the blatant bias and deliberate mischaracterization he demonstrated in that second sentence.
Because those he’s decided are “uneducated and uninformed” are that because they disagree with this “journalist.”
Even Fox News‘ bastion of media criticism, Howard Kurtz, can’t bring himself to recognize this sewage as anything more than unattractive vitriol.
And then there are the Left’s rank and file, the equivalent of what no less a light than President Barack Obama has disparaged as bitter Bible-clinging, gun-toting denizens of flyover country.
Thousands of people coast-to-coast took to the streets Wednesday night to protest Donald Trump’s election, disrupting traffic, chanting anti-Trump slogans and some ending up in handcuffs.
From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, demonstrators bore flags and effigies of the president-elect, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump’s victory.
These were far more than protestors, though, Fox News‘ decision to minimize their behavior as protests notwithstanding. These were vandals who damaged private property, burned the American flag, lit fires in street intersections, shut down highways.
Because these toddlers didn’t get their way last Tuesday.
So much for binding up the wounds and coming together for the good of the nation after the election, as the Left’s own champions, Clinton and President Barack Obama, called for. The bigots of the Left will never give up their divisiveness. In a very Locke-ian sense, they’ve created themselves as outlaws.
The rest of the Left, hopefully the large majority of the Left, need publicly to disown these bigots among them, to separate themselves from this still too-active detritus of the Democratic Party’s past.