With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rahm gives advice to Trump on race relations

As horrific as they are, Trump's stupid racist comments are a gift to Clinton Democrats like Rahm Emanuel who only have to distance themselves from Trump, Mussolini and the KKK to become the "progressive" alternative.

From Crain's editor Tom Corfman:
Maybe Mayor Rahm Emanuel is watching too many “Star Wars” movies lately, but he accused Trump of “playing with dark forces” for not emphatically disavowing the support of white supremacist leader David Duke, the Tribune reports. The mayor also knocked Trump for retweeting a quote by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. 
“Whether it was dealing with Mussolini or David Duke, his statements or the lack of clarity around his statements, you know, you sleep in the bed you make,” he said. “And I think that playing with dark forces comes back to haunt you. And this is not a joke.”
But the mayor made it sound funny.
-- On Politics 
Yes, the mayor knows a thing or too about sleeping in the bed you make after being caught in the cover-up of the Laquan McDonald shooting.

But Rahm offered no such advice to pal Hillary Clinton on her own "dark forces", after she refused to apologize for her own Trump-like comments from a now infamous speech she gave in 1996.
“We need to take these people on. They are often connected to big drug cartels. They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called super predators: no conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”
When Ashley Williams confronted Hillary and asked for an apology, Hillary responded:
“You know what, nobody’s ever asked me before. You’re the first person to ask me, and I’m happy to address it, but you are the first person to ask me, dear.” 
Really? "The first"? "Dear"?

Advise please, Rahm. It's getting late.

For more on this, read Charles Blow's excellent column in today's NYT.

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