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So much so that even those who really, really, really want to be onboard with the circus can no longer hold their tongue. I will admit that I was already tracking this before the good Professor brought it to worldwide attention in his own style:
That pretty much nails it…but that shouldn’t obscure the fact that Madam Althouse was on a roll:
[Biden] was forefronting the Charlottesville “fine people” hoax. On his first day of campaigning with his running mate, he led with that. I say “he,” but I don’t really believe it’s him. I think it’s more likely that he’s a foggy-minded figurehead, and other people have decided to frame the message like that. I consider these people — whoever they are — despicable. They have chosen quite deliberately to commit to a lie that is intended to make black people feel hated and they are doing it for political gain.
As my earlier post about the tweet says, I blogged in April 2019, “If Biden does not come forward and retract [a video relying on the Charlottesville hoax] and apologize and commit himself to making amends, I consider him disqualified. He does not have the character or brain power to be President.” Now, more than a year later, Biden has done the opposite. He’s doubled down on the lie and he’s making it the centerpiece of his campaign!
He has decided to run on — his people have decided to run him on — fomenting racial division, fear, and hatred. He could have run on just not being Trump — the simple dream to make America normal again. But he has chosen an eyes-closed nightmare.
And the golden content continued into the comments. (To reduce confusion I will genericize the various twit commenters into a more friendly sounding but still clearly twitty “G-Rob”.):
G-Rob: “Althouse: are you claiming that donald did NOT say: “very fine people on both sides”? coz he DID say that”
Althouse: I know what he said. Do you? Don’t school me on this and I’m not doing remedial teaching. Get the facts. State them here in full form. The string of words “very fine people on both sides” is out of a context. YOU state the context why don’t you? I am completely irritated by this b***s***.
Althouse: More questions for Biden: Is it good for America to use the term “white supremacists” to refer to people who don’t want to tear down the old statues of Confederate heroes? Is it impossible for people who hold that viewpoint to be fine people? Do you realize that’s what Donald Trump was talking about, that some people who hold that viewpoint might be fine people? If you don’t realize it, how can you be running for President if you’re so woefully and dangerously uninformed? If you do realize it, and you’re saying the things you’re saying, are you a fine person?
Now just rapid fire:
Althouse: I know they are lying, doubling down on the lie they’re so committed to they can’t back out. That’s why I won’t waste my time doing the explanation.
Althouse: Trump made his comment in response to pressing questions on a Sunday morning show. There was an effort to trap him into saying something that could be used against him. It’s not something he was going out of his way to say and repeat. But what Biden and his supporters are doing with it is a DELIBERATE and REPEATED lie and it it done for the purpose of getting political power. It is cynical and actively evil to manipulate people this way. There is a stirring up of racial feelings for political ends. That is evil.
G-Rob: “Does Althouse really not see how Trump’s “very fine people” comment was racially divisive and hurtful?”
Althouse: Yes, the use of it by the Democrats has been racially divisive and hurtful — quite deliberately and deceptively.
Althouse: [G-Rob], quoting me, you wrote: “‘It is cynical and actively evil to manipulate people this way. There is a stirring up of racial feelings for political ends. That is evil.’ And yet you don’t see as problematic when Trump does the exact same thing.”
Then when bago quoted Trump to you — ““I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally. “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” — you switched to saying : “I doubt that Trump really believes this. He often backtracks and contradicts himself.”
From “exact same thing” to… exactly the opposite but he probably didn’t mean it.
Absolute b***s*** from you. The definition of b***s***.
(I’m sure there is more in the comments of her other post and at the Instapundit link. Those will have to wait.)
Aside from the pure entertainment value, there is value in this righteous tantrum. There is little doubt that you will soon come across a familiar someone who will throw “the ‘Charlottesville Hoax’ Hoax” turd on the table yet again. Just remember the words and passion of your crazy Aunt Althouse and just how intellectually bankrupt the G-Rob in your world really is.
You are welcome.
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