Tuesday, August 25, 2020

If It Walks And Talks Like A Duck.....

If a person you admire- say, perhaps, a President of the USA- says "this could happen only in Nebraska" and you are from Nebraska, said person knows that you are flattered.

That applies, albeit indirectly, to former Heisman Trophy winner and mediocre NFL running back Herschel Walker, who on the first night of the Repugnant National Convention claimed (beginning at 1:36 of this video)

It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people called Donald. The worst one is "racist." I take it as a personal insult that people would think I've had a 37-year friendship with a racist. People who think that don't know what they're talking about.

I'll let one of Twitter's most passionate dog owners respond:

I've had friendships with atheists and white evangelicals; with black evangelicals and white bigots; with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents; with Green Party voters and libertarians. Most of us have, and it proves nothing.

And so Herschel Walker has indeed had a "37-year friendship" with a racist. An early clue was Donald joining his father in the latter's practice of refusing to rent to blacks in the 1960s. Later clues were in abundance with a series of racially charged remarks Donald has made over theyears. A more recent clue is

I am a white person (a shock, I know.) We know what Donald Trump was talking about. (Unfortunately, most whites who will be, or consider, voting for Trump unfortunately agree with him about this.)

 And now, because Donald Trump is determined that voters fully understand what he is, we have


 "Let's be nice," he says with a smile, followed by "this could only happen in North Carolina," which is a shout-out, and far from an insult, to voters in a swing state.

This is not John McCain's Republican Party anymore. (It probably never was.) It is now Donald Trump's Republican Party, owned by the President lock, stock, and barrel (in Second Amendment terms).  He's a racist, Herschel. Own it. It's yours.


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