Why can’t republicans sustain outrage as well as the Democrats? I don’t get it. If a white Republican Governor had been outed in Blackface, there would be a sustained shrill political noise from the left that would never go away.
In reference to the Jussie Smollett incident, if a Patricia Heaton or Kelsey Grammar had been fully exposed by police as having faked a double hate crime, every TV show and commercial they had ever appeared in would be yanked from the air, and they would end up in a real jail.
“Republicans don’t have any sway over the press” many of you are shouting at your computers. True, but still, how many opportunities have we let slip through our fingers because we wouldn’t hold a democrat’s feet to the fire?
Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota has credible charges of domestic abuse by a former girlfriend made against him and his party just “ho-hummed” it. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax now has two women accusing him of domestic abuse. The initial outrage has fizzled.
I don’t mean the Republican outrage. I mean the initial knee-jerk reaction by Democrats to the despicable acts. That reaction dissipated very quickly when they figured out that sticking to the zero tolerance #Believe-Women mantra and throwing racists under the bus meant Republicans would move into those vacated offices. After all, to Democrats, believing women and eschewing racism ends if it threatens their power. Values be damned.
The party that was willing to destroy Brett Cavanaugh with zero evidence and impeach a president on little more is willing to completely ignoring serious issues in their party. Again, if a photo of a Republican State Attorney General in Blackface emerged, the sustained outrage would be paralysis on Virginia state government and an anvil around the state Republican Party’s neck.
You might make a case that the Christian core of the Republican party makes it difficult to keep sheer hatred ginned up for any extended amount of time. “forgive and forget” and “turn the other cheek” are values far more at home with Republicans, than Democrats.
It’s pretty obvious to everyone that when it comes to the “do as I say, not what I do” hypocrisy, that Democrats are on the leading edge and taking it to a new height every day. It’s very easy for average Americans to be outraged at our executive level elected officials having been seen in racist blackface makeup and having other elected officials accused of assaulting women.
I want to say it very, very clearly; Everyone knows that if the Governor of Virginia, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and the Attorney General of Virginia had been Republicans, they would all be sitting at home, unemployed right now. As well they should be.
There is absolutely no room in either the Democrat or the Republican party for anyone who has sunk to the level of overt racism during their lifetimes. I would also take this opportunity to point out that the Democrats should set an even higher bar since the majority of organized party racism over the last hundred and seventy years have been Democrats.
The Republican party has been fighting racism in America since 1849. Have there been moves over the last hundred and seventy years to institutionalize racism within the Republican Party? Yes, there has. But it’s never taken hold. The ugly seed never took root in the party.
All Americans should be outraged over the racist behavior of the top leadership of elected officials in the state of Virginia. State Democrats should ratchet up their call for those officers to step down.
The question is why can’t Republicans keep up the pressure and leverage the outrage to the benefit of all the citizens? Sustained outrage takes a wild animal approach to politics. Acting as if it is needed for sustenance, like liberals do.
Most of all, outraged Republicans need to go on the offensive to remove this stain from the Old Dominion. The party of Lincoln once again needs to take the lead in sustaining the outrage against not only these Democrats but any politician who dares to cloak themselves in righteousness while covering up their dark sins of racism or domestic abuse.