Do me a favor. STOP with the comparisons already!

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It's my whole damn raison d'etre / Flickr Ralph Northam...
It's my whole damn raison d'etre / Flickr

You’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it…And you’re killing yourself if you don’t believe it   Styx

Same shit, different day. As far as I’m concerned, Ralph Northam fucked up, and now it’s time to get it over and done with. He lost the battle with his first videotaped statement on Friday night. Even someone as bone stupid as Donald Trump knows that you always deny the dirty deed first, and only when that fails to hold, do you start to rationalize it. Northam came right out and said, “Well, shit, ya got me,” and then turned around 24 hours later and said, “But the jokes on you, fools, that ain’t even me in the picture!” Right. Cigarette? Blindfold?

And of course, the Hounds of the Bastardville, the media, are already out in full force, baying for blood. That’s fine, this is the kind of cut-and-dry stuff that they excel at. It’s like watching Babe Ruth bat in a T-Ball game. But they can’t even get this simple stuff right!

Instead of simply pounding Northam like a veal cutlet, they’re already starting to make senseless, pointless comparisons. They’re talking about the great gulf between the Democrats demanding the summary expulsion of flawed humans like Ralph Northam, and all other racially insensitive offenders, with the tacit refusal of the Republicans to demand any kind of penalty for their own racists, such as Steve Scalise, Donald Trump and “Cantaloupe Calves” King.

Oh fer Crissakes! As Baby Herman once screamed, “How many times do we have to do this damn scene Roger?!?” Can the mainstream media, and everybody else out there who thinks that this is a worthwhile t pursuit, finally get it through their heads that there is no viable comparison here!

On this issue, more than any other, there is no compromise, and no middle ground. Both sides are playing to their base here, and both sides are on polar opposite sides of the equation. This issue strikes directly to the heart of each of the parties, and that is not going to change.

The Democrats are not just plying to their base here, this issue is a core belief in their political philosophy. The Democrats have basically owned the civil rights issue, and black equality, ever since Bobby Kennedy made a phone call trying to spring Martin Luther King Jr. In demanding the swift removal of people like Northam, the Democrats are planting a flag, and they are claiming the moral justification in demanding it of others, since they are swift in cleaning their own house. They did the same thing with the sexual harassment issue. They are consistent with their message and their actions.

The whole object of the comparisons is a wasted excuse to try to shame the Republicans on this issue. This is a complete waste of time. Not only are the Republicans unashamed of their stance on this issue, they revel in it, it is a major selling point to their base. They totally abandoned any reasonable stance on racial issues when Richard Nixon embarrassed the “Southern Strategy” with such relish. Let me ask you one simple question. If a degenerate, racist asshole killing an innocent 31 year old woman in Charlottesville with his car is not enough to make the Republicans throw up their arms in horror, does anybody really think that the disgusting antics of people like Scalise, King, and Trump are suddenly going to bring on some sudden moment of moral clarity?

So, please, can we all just stop trying to compare apples with oranges here. Trying to draw the distinction here that the Democrats are the ones who are on the side of the angels on this issue, and it is the GOP that has sold their soul to the devil is not going to change the results, or the dynamics on this issue. As far as the Republicans are concerned, that deal with the devil is a binding contract.

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