You all know, even if you don’t want to admit it, that the President’s tweet yesterday was bad. He shouldn’t have done it. It wasn’t just inaccurate and it wasn’t just wrong. It went beyond all that. But I’m done with it and here’s why.
For all the handwringing from all the people demanding everyone stand up and scream that it is racist, we now exist in a world of complete and total double standards. I’m just unwilling to let the other side tell me how I have to operate.
I was reminded, this morning, of this story fro 2017 that was a week long news cycle. Female reporters were complaining about Paul Ryan’s required dress code in the Speaker’s Lobby. But it wasn’t Ryan’s dress code. Speaker Pelosi had enforced it. It has been enforced on a bipartisan basis. But suddenly it was terrible and awful and required a week long news cycle for everyone to pile on Paul Ryan.
More recently have been the series of anti-Semitic tweets from Ilhan Omar and others. The media’s view, in coordination with Democrats, has been to take the “Republicans pounce” approach with them. It’s not that her tweets are bad, but that Republicans have responded to them in that way.
In fact, multiple Democrats in the past year have made a host of anti-Semitic remarks the media moved beyond as quickly as possible. Or there is Ralph Northam in black face who, once he came out for gun control, got forgiveness. Or there is Justin Fairfax and his accusers.
There’s Antifa and the media coddling them — literally just two weeks ago a reporter was attacked by Antifa and much of the same blue checkmarked brigade on Twitter now demanding Republicans denounce Trump were all about defending Antifa. Hey, let’s roll the tape on this one.
Got that? Not all punches are morally wrong. The media takes the same approach with racism and anti-Semitism. It is always excusable when coming from the left.
It’s always Trump and always the right who must apologize. Apology, however, is never good enough because if you think Trump is wrong, but you are voting for him over the insanity on the other side, you’re still just as awful as he is, according to the left.
So I’m done. He shouldn’t have done it. He was wrong. The tweet was wrong. There’s no excuse for it. But let’s not kid ourselves about how this is going to be handled. Ilhan Omar or some other member of Congress will say something racist and anti-Semitic and the media will cover it as “Republicans pounce” as opposed to it being racist and anti-Semitic.
There’s a gross double standard. You don’t have to defend everything. Not everything is defensible. But you don’t have to attack everything either. The left sure isn’t.
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