direstraits posted:Naio posted:
All decent Americans have an obligation to condemn the violent bigotry of the **** and KKK demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., or wherever else they spew their poisonous and threatening rhetoric. But President Trump has a special obligation to single out for condemnation, and distance himself from, individuals and groups that claim (even if falsely) to speak in his name, as the racist provocateurs in Charlottesville did.
David Duke, the notorious bigot, told reporters that white nationalists were working to "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump." Richard Spencer, the founder of the Daily Stormer (a not-so-coded homage to the **** publication Der Sturmer), attributed the growth of the ultra-nationalist alt-right to the Trump presidency: "Obviously the alt-right has come very far in the past two years in terms of public exposure … is Donald Trump one of the major causes of that? Of course."
So President Trump must stop being even-handed in his condemnations. He should focus his condemnation on extreme right-wing bigots who speak and act in his name and leave it to those of us on the left to focus our condemnation on left-wing extremists and bigots.
By that measure, the Demmies must condemn the fascist antifrzasa followers, the racist Black Panthers and La Raza, and Calypso Louis's anti-Semites.
Those are the words of a "Demmie." Dershowitz...