Welcome to LynchGate, with your hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Liberal Hypocrite!
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted this about the House Democrats and their illegitimate quest to push him out of power: “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”
As they always do, the president’s detractors had a choice: They could either view Trump’s statement through an objective – or hell, even partisan – lens and offer him the charitable interpretation he is due…or they could find racism where none exists. We’ll let you guess which way they went.
“You think impeachment is a LYNCHING?” tweeted Rep. Bobby Rush. “Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you. Delete this tweet.”
He was joined by newly-insane Republican Rep. Justin Amash: “Impeachment in the House is an indictment, not a trial. The Senate conducts the trial. President Trump constantly demands special treatment that is not afforded other Americans. And to liken the constitutional impeachment process to a ‘lynching’ is reprehensible and shameful.”
Naturally, Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden couldn’t wait to weigh in.
“Impeachment is not ‘lynching,’ it is part of our Constitution,” lectured Biden. “Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It’s despicable.”
Get that, Donald? To even THINK about making such a comparison proves that you are every bit the reprehensible racist that we all know—
Oh, sorry Joe Biden from 1998, did you have something to add?
“Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching.”
How about that.
What about you, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) from 1998, did you want to get in on this discussion?
“What we’re doing here is not a prosecution, it is a persecution,” the African-American Democrat said on the House floor. “And indeed, it is a political lynching.”
What about you, Rep. Jerry Nadler from 1998?
“I wish we could get this over with quickly. In pushing the process, in pushing the arguments of fairness and due process the Republicans so far have been running a lynch mob.”
Let’s wrap up this exercise in indecency with our old pal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who helpfully explains to us lowly folk why President Trump says things like this.
“He chose that word deliberately,” AOC said. “People think that he uses these words as mistakes. They’re not. He deliberately chooses the most racially animating, divisive terms so that he can rile up that base. Then he takes it to the base and says, ‘See, they don’t like us. They’re being too sensitive.’”
Oh, so they understand the trick, and yet they still fall for it every time?
Self-righteous, hypocritic, AND stupid. That’s just no way to go through life.