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Robert Franklin

Posted on July 18, 2019 23:51

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By this point, the story of Donald Trump's flagrantly racist Tweetstorm from earlier this week has been repeated and analyzed hundreds of times over. But this is an important story...

The President's Twitter -- strike that -- the official White House Twitter caused a firestorm last weekend that does not necessitate repeating. We already know what the President's grubby thumbs hammered out and we all know to whom those tweets were directed. This story has polarized us again, furiously drawing ire from liberals and prompting a majority of conservatives to remain mum.

OF course there are those who have actually stood behind President Trump in the aftermath of his VDare-meets-Twitter rant. His go-to apologist, Sean Hannity, has already tried to explain away Wednesday's "send her back" rally cry as something along the line of "these views are repugnant," while conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh thinks people should empathize with those chanting "send her back" since they feel "like their country is being stolen."

That is some world-class mental gymnastics. Gold medals to each of them.

Condemnation and advocacy aside, the events of the past week should not be defensible. According to the House's condemnation of the President's Twitter-based Daily Stormer op-ed, they aren't (unless you're a Republican lawmaker).

But instead of holding this man accountable for his toxic falsehoods and David Duke-esque moxie, alongside the other ingredients of the racism casserole that is Donald Trump's presidency, a vote to impeach the man was enthusiastically lynched on the floor of the House. 137 Democrats, who like to flap their gums about ethics and integrity and such, joined 194 Republicans in tabling the impeachment of President Trump, leaving only 95 Democrats voting to move forward.

Nearly sixty percent of House Democrats just balked at their chance to do the thing they haven't shut up about for the last three years.

Meanwhile, the Greenville, North Carolina chapter of the President's MAGA fan club cheered like teenage girls getting a glimpse at white power John Lennon, erupting into "send her back" chants while Trump castigated Somalian-born House Rep. Ilhan Omar. The refrain was akin to a battle cry of which the President appeared to have no qualms until allies forced him to walk it back the next day.

It's obvious Trump is gunning for re-election. Once again, it's the summer of the year preceding the next general election and he's pounding the racism drum at rallies. Greenville provides us with yet another example of a President willing to court racism to suit his ambitions.

Yet, despite the obviousness and the flagrancy, most Republican lawmakers are silent on the issue of the President's racist tendencies. Moreover, nearly sixty percent of House Democrats balked at their chance to do something -- however futile it may be -- about this arrogant, bigoted man occupying the Oval Office.

How obvious does it need to be before elected officials finally take action? Does Trump need to gather his cabinet, coordinate matching hooded robes, and burn a cross on the front lawn of the White House?

Robert Franklin

Posted on July 18, 2019 23:51

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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): I don’t think “send her back” is about one person or about one thing. I think it’s a culmination of...

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