Two years ago, President Trump was ridiculed for predicting the Woke Taliban would not stop with the destruction of Confederate statues.
Do you remember when National Review’s Rich Lowry reassured us we were stupid alarmists for fearing the Woke Taliban would target the Founding Fathers as soon as they were done with Confederate statues? Remember when Lowry told us this:
Conservatives tend to come down the same way. They reflexively oppose politically correct campaigns to track down and destroy anything giving offense. They fear where the slippery slope of a campaign of woke iconoclasm will lead—first it’s Jefferson Davis, then Thomas Jefferson, finally George Washington. They value tradition, and Confederate statues have been part of the landscape of American cities for decades now, and they worry we are trashing part of our history.
This impulse, though, is a mistake.
It shouldn’t be too difficult for you to remember that. Lowery published it four days ago.
Not four years ago.
Not four months ago.
Not four weeks ago.
He wrote that four days ago, on June 17.
Let me summarize the piece for you: Hey, I’m not one of those crazy Trumptard conspiracy-theorists… I’m not a Trumptard racist who wants Confederate monuments to stand… I’m not one of them. I swear. And I also swear they’re all stupid Trumptards, just like their Orange God, who started this conspiracy theory that Washington and Jefferson would be next. Remember that? Ha hahaha, what a Turmptard!
Could these Never Trump elites be any more clueless. Actually, they’re not clueless. They knew Trump was correct in 2017, but they also know what they are required to say if they want to keep the grift alive.
Here’s a list — which is no way complete — of the non-confederate statues and monuments the Woke Taliban have toppled, desecrated, and defaced over the past few weeks: Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Foster, Saint Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key, Winston Churchill, a WWII Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial…
Add to that statues of a Texas Ranger, a famous abolitionist, another abolitionist, and a black Civil War memorial.
Almost exactly two years ago, Trump warned us that if we remained silent as the Woke Taliban targeted Confederate statues, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be next…
Of course, he was right. Everyone knew he was right. But the Never Trump cucks howled with laughter, the media declared him an alarmist and conspiracy theorist, and Hollywood heaped on the ridicule.
Here’s a flashback…
Is the president right about the impending threat to the founders? Historians who spoke to NBC News said such fears are slightly misplaced and that Trump is championing a murky interpretation of history.[…]
“The president can raise the slippery slope, but it’s a false slippery slope,” said Kevin Levin, a Boston-based historian who specializes in American Civil War history.
Historians: No, Mr. President, Washington and Jefferson are not the same as Confederate generals.
President Trump on Tuesday equated the statues of Confederate generals with the monuments of two past presidents, suggesting that if the former were removed, then the latter might also be at risk.
HBO’s John Oliver: [NSFW]
Jamelle Bouie at Slate:
So Trump’s comparison there is dumb. It doesn’t really even make any sense. And the notion that there’s some slippery slope is dumb.
Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of history and law at Harvard who is credited with breaking down the wall of resistance among historians to the idea that Jefferson had a sexual relationship with Sally Hemings, said that the answer to Mr. Trump’s hypothetical question about whether getting rid of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson also meant junking Washington and Jefferson was a simple “no.”
There is a crucial difference between leaders like Washington and Jefferson, imperfect men who helped create the United States, Ms. Gordon-Reed said, and Confederate generals like Jackson and Lee, whose main historical significance is that they took up arms against it. The comparison, she added, also “misapprehends the moral problem with the Confederacy.”
The Welfare Queens at NPR did a fact check mocking Trump.
And on and on and on…
And now comes the most important and crucial point…
It’s not just the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter toppling statues of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Grant. This is happening almost exclusively in Democrat-run cities and at left-wing universities — and nothing’s being done about it. And the reason nothing is being done is because these institutions and Democrat politicians approve of and encourage this criminality — as do the establishment media.
That’s how far gone the left is…
Note that the Texas Ranger statue was taken down for ONE INCIDENT. In addition there is a movement to force MLB team Texas Rangers to change their name.
So, who has a squeaky-clean lifetime record of NEVER doing, saying or thinking something that could be interpreted as racist? Let us do a thorough examination and see what turns up, shall we? Certain, Biden doesn’t pass the test.
1993, Biden says United Daughters of the Confederacy had “many fine people”
Sometimes Biden lets his inner-racist out
Video of Biden supporting a border wall, calls every Mexican a drug trafficker.
Let’s all keep looking.
Don is our first conservative President in 32 years. And liberals are beside themselves. All liberals: GWB, BHO, MSM….
Libs are so mad they will never, ever admit Don was ever right or honest!
Trump was right after all John Oliver of HBO is a Chump the rest of the M.S. Media are wiping the egg off their faces