Democratic blacklists and other odious hypocrisies

In 2019, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained that she and leftist allies were being placed on a blacklist by Democratic Party regulars. It turns out that this was not a principled objection, for now, she wants to be the one making the list.

Disturbingly, this seems also to be the view of a wide range of Democrats, which is ironic because four years ago, they were accusing President Trump, baselessly, of course, of trying to take office and then arrest his political opponents.

Now, Democrats and Republican grifters allied to them in the poseur “resistance” are calling for the personal and professional destruction of everyone who has stood by or “enabled” Trump, including even the attorneys now assisting him in various state legal battles.

Their vindictive attitude is absurd and disgraceful on so many levels that it is hard to know where to begin.

First, Trump isn’t Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini. He is a president who, far from destroying federal institutions, has been held in check by them. His administration was not an apartheid regime requiring a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” as a prerequisite for national healing and recovery. He was not a dictator who changed the Senate’s rules and packed the Supreme Court, as Democrats aspire to do. He even advanced the cause of civil rights, for all the spurious cries of “racism” that critics have frothed about in their frivolous wokeness. In the face of elite white liberal opinion, actual nonwhite voters just gave Trump a higher share of their vote than they have given any Republican since 1960.

Anyone who thinks democracy will be restored after a four-year absence on Jan. 20 is afflicted with such partisanship as to have lost historical perspective.

In fact, if not for Trump’s uncouth, bombastic, and ultimately repellent personal manner, [ … ]

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