Friday, July 22, 2016



They Hatin'

They didn’t riot in the streets of Cleveland, as Donald Trump said his supporters would do had things not gone his way. But you saw the raw essence of a riot, the madness and loss of reason, on display in four days of chaos at the Republican National Convention.

For a campaign now devoted to “law and order,” the launch was mob rule: in spirit, in tone, in words. Long after we’ve forgotten Trump’s closing speech — that paean to self, that nightmare portrait of an America where the lights have gone out — we will remember the savagery just below the surface.

Starting on night one, when Republicans chose to manipulate the grief-deranged mother of a terrorist victim, the build-up to the hanging of Hillary Clinton was never subtle. Imagine if one party had exploited a widow of one of the 241 service members killed in the 1983 suicide bombing of Americans in Beirut — the deadliest single attack on marines since World War II — as a stick against Ronald Reagan, whose administrative negligence was much to blame.

You can’t imagine. Because nothing about this Republican Party, whose leader now stands ready to repudiate nearly 70 years of security for our European allies under an “America First” banner, even remotely resembles the Grand Old Party of before. You could not find a City on a Hill, a single Point of Light, no Morning in America. Only doom, dystopia, dread, darkness — and a bumper-sticker solution to restoring greatness.  [FULL]
New York Times.  One difference though.  When is the last time the Times did not promote and endorse the eventual winning GOP candidateuntil he was the candidate?  Otherwise, run of the mill for the Gray Lady.  Note that in the side bar they tout the editorial "Restoring the Right to Vote in Texas."  Even if they didn't finish the sentence with "for illegal aliens." So, Newt was right.  We are at war, and not just against homeland terrorists; includes their enablers and agitpropists.


Anonymous said...

With all due respect, Rodger -- this is news?

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

Chris in NC said...

The reason there was no riots is easy. Thousands of bikers showing up daring the pussies on the black lives matter crowd to even try something.

Anonymous said...

Timothy Egan is like most libs, terrified of anyone with a spine or core beliefs. I'm sure he makes jazz hands in every conversation, lisps and buzzes his S's. Probably even shows off his scrawny 120 frame in those tight fitting skinny jeans they wear. Which kind of disproves the post a few below sayin they're ain't no gay jean. -Anymouse

Anonymous said...

Egan was born and lives in Seattle.
'nuf said.

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