Thursday, December 2, 2021

Leonard Pitts Jr.: It was worse than ‘One Day in January’

With apologies to Spock: Charming. But not surprised at all. Because it is increasingly true that the political right is characterized not by its policy propositions—it has none—but by its cognitive dissonance, its inability to connect with reality.

Too bad a right-wing gang broke into the bastion of American democracy because they didn’t like the election results. What is infinitely worse – what is flat-out pathetic – is all perceived conservatives degrading, blame-shifting – and even shearing – acts of rebellion.

Like Devin Nunes, who thinks Nancy Pelosi shares the blame. Or Marjorie Taylor Green, who calls jailed rioters political prisoners. Or Tucker Carlson, who says there was no rebellion. Now here you come, the former Vice President of the United States of America, riding with him in the clown car, no less. Really sir, are you not ashamed? Is there no one down on which you will not fall?

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Colin Kaepernick knelt down in quiet protest of police brutality, and you guys behaved like they made a drop cloth of the Constitution.

Rioters set a Target store on fire in Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd—a regrettable act, yes, but you guys acted like they wiped themselves with an American flag.

Yet a mob stampedes through the seat of government, and it’s just “one day in January”? seriously?


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