THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT IS GETTING DESPERATE
Don’t look now, but we’ve weighed in twice now over the last week against positions taken by GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump – the guy whose populist candidacy we endorsed prior to this year’s “First in the South” presidential primary.
This time, though, we’re coming down decidedly on the side of “The Donald.”
At issue? The Ku Klux Klan – and specifically Trump’s failure to repudiate an endorsement his campaign received from one of the organization’s former leaders, David Duke.
First of all, think about the verbal meandering required to follow this latest example of PC insanity: We’re supposed to be angry at someone for “failing to repudiate an endorsement?”
Really? Sounds a lot like leaving the cap off the toothpaste. Or not putting the toilet seat down.
Nonetheless, people are apparently very angry at Trump for not attacking someone who said something unsolicitedly nice about him. In fact supporters of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida – Trump’s last real rival for the “Republican” presidential nomination – are positively livid at Trump for not opening up a can of bombast on his endorsement.
“Any candidate who cannot immediately condemn a hate group like the KKK does not represent the Republican party,” said U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, one of Rubio’s top supporters. “If Donald Trump can’t take a stand against the KKK, we cannot trust him to stand up for America against Putin, Iran or ISIS.”
Sounds like somebody is upset his “colorful” endorsement of Rubio failed to have the desired effect in his home state.
Anyway, repudiating the KKK might actually be harder than it looks. Seriously, the last time we saw this organization (a week ago in Las Vegas) it turned out #BlackLivesMatter activists were under the hoods. Oh, and they were protesting Trump.
The time before that? The KKK was marching on the South Carolina State House at the behest of its North Carolina-based leader – an undercover federal agent.
This group is a joke. It’s been a joke for a long time. Trump doesn’t need to repudiate it because the rest of America already has.
David Duke? Seriously … we had no idea this guy was even still alive.
So … what should we be repudiating instead of Trump’s “failure to repudiate” an unsolicited compliment? The full retard PC opportunism of those attacking him over this non-troversy.
We’ve found two legitimate reasons to criticize Trump within the last week. Those issues involved serious affronts to liberty – and we minced no words in lambasting “The Donald” for his dangerous viewpoints.
This? It’s just silly political opportunism … and detracts from the bigger conversation we should be having.