Back to Name-Calling

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 18, 2021

         IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADVERSARIES TO GET BACK INTO NAME-CALLING. FOLLOWING TRUMP’S ACQUITTAL LAST SATURDAY NOW SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL DELIVERED A SPEECH SAYING THAT TRUMP WAS MORALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CAPITOL RIOT ON JANUARY 6. IF ONLY MCCONNELL WERE AS STRONG AGAINST DEMOCRAT POLICIES.

         PREDICTABLY THAT BROUGHT A RESPONSE FROM, TRUMP, WHO CALLED MCCONNELL “DOUR, SULLEN AND A POLITICAL HACK” AND VOWED TO SUPPORT ONLY PRO-TRUMP CANDIDATES IN NEXT YEAR’S CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS.

         SOME ARE CALLING IT A GOP CIVIL WAR. DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE THIS TO EACH OTHER IN THE PAST, BUT THIS ONE SEEMS REALLY BAD. MCCONNELL SAYS HE WANTS TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO CAN WIN, WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE POLITICAL STANDARD. TRUMP SAYS HE WILL ONLY SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT HIM, A LESSER STANDARD, UNLESS ONE THINKS ONLY PRO-TRUMPERS CAN WIN. WHO KNOWS?

         THERE’S NO QUESTION REPUBLICANS OFTEN APPEAR WEAK, BUT NOT ALL PRO-TRUMPERS WON LAST YEAR. GEORGIA IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE. BUT IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD HAVE LESS NAME CALLING AND DEBATE ISSUES. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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