The lead story from the Washington Post today! The lead story!
"Liberal hostility toward Trump aides could galvanize the GOP base...
Recent displays of anger directed toward members of the Trump administration — such as the White House press secretary being asked to leave a Va. restaurant and a speech by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — could play into the president’s hands."
Do you ever remember any of the mainstream media truly concerned that the avalanche of hatred directed nonstop by Republicans toward Democrats for decades could galvanize the Democratic base? Never. Because, in fact this headline article is not a kindly meant warning to the Democratic party that a howling mob of millions of Republicans might attack them because some pathological Republican liar is kicked out of a restaurant. No, it is in fact a barely veiled threat that if Democrats do not shut up and take a few more decades of that abuse, the mainstream press, even its most allegedly responsible members, is going to go on a campaign to accuse Democrats of being loathsome subhumans, while as usual ignoring the monstrosity that the Republican party has become.
This article amounts to throwing down the gauntlet and letting the Democrats know that, in the four months between now and the election, they are going to be savaged for any imaginary abuses the Republicans can think of while the Republicans are going to be let off scot free as they destroy our country.
It happened with the e-mails. It happened with Benghazi. And the birth certificate and the Swift boat lies and Whitewater and Vince Foster and the Clinton murder list and Travelgate and Christmas card gate and on and on and on and on. And the press collaborated with the Republicans, willingly spreading their poison every step of the way. But let someone not want a lying right wing scum in their restaurant, and the entire Democratic party has to be punished. Because this is worse that stealing several thousand kids and putting them in concentration camps. It's worse than taking health care away from tens of millions. It's worse than giving trillions of dollars to rich Republican donors and then paying for it by savaging Social Security and Mecidare. You know, I haven't seen any articles about how any of that might galvanize Democratic voters.
I've said this so many times: The Democrats could crush the Republican party out of existence without hardly trying; what they cannot do is beat the Republicans and the press working together. And that is what we have in the United States today.
A Little More: Charlie Pierce taking on the same nonsense from the same newspaper in a piece at Esquire today, worth a read as is anything he writes. Let me just note that the Washington Post article he rips to shreds is an editorial, not the FUCKING LEAD NEWS STORY OF THE WHOLE PAPER.