The Democrats and their cohorts in the media are putting on their best fainting faces this week so they can make the most out of Donald Trump’s latest high-profile war of words. The big news story of the weekend is Trump’s back-and-forth with U.S. House Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a marching buddy of Martin Luther King who is apparently exempt from any and all criticism.
Here’s how the Associated Press reported the story:
Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office.
Wow. That’s their idea of objective reporting? Civil rights legend? But this is how the story is being told in every media outlet. It’s like Trump and the Pope all over again, except this time it’s a U.S. Democrat, which is of course an even holier position of honor – especially when it’s a black U.S. Democrat, which is basically the same as being a saint.
John Lewis hasn’t been out there doing the business of civil rights for the last thirty years; he’s been doing the leftist business of the Democratic Party. And that business has been as bad for African-Americans in Georgia and the rest of the country as any white Southern bigots ever were. Their welfare ideology has trapped blacks in a cycle of crime and poverty in many of this nation’s cities – which includes Atlanta.
Furthermore, Trump didn’t “tear into” Lewis out of nowhere, did he? Lewis started it, saying on Meet the Press that Trump was not a “legitimate” president due to Russian interference in the election. That’s an extraordinary claim to make. If a Republican had skipped the election of Barack Obama in 2009 with this kind of rhetoric, they would be…well, they would be treated about like Trump is being treated right now.
No Democrat (or Republican) is exempt from criticism – especially when they poke the hornet’s nest themselves.