More Displays of Right-Wing Lunacy

I always believed that pigs would fly before I would completely agree with anything said by journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Well, . . .

From The Hill: “A Twitter thread by author Ta-Nehisi Coates in response to White House chief of staff John Kelly’s comments that the Civil War started from a “lack of ability to compromise” is gaining traction.”

In his Twitter thread, Coates thoroughly explains why John Kelly is wrong. Writes Coates, “Notion that Civil War resulted from a lack of compromise is belied by all the compromises made on enslavement from America’s founding.”

Indeed, Kelly is wrong. The U.S. Civil War was the result of politically-powerful Southern slave owners wanting to perpetuate a great evil. What Confederacy apologists refuse to admit is the fact that the Confederacy was the villain of the U.S. Civil War. That is why statues of Confederates shouldn’t be in places of honor. Instead, such statues should be located where children can be educated about the evil of the Confederacy.

Anyway, Kelly isn’t the only person on the political Right to recently engage in lunacy. From the Daily Beast: “Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore issued a Monday night statement calling for the removal of a judge who struck down President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military.”

According to a story published by The Hill, Moore accused that federal judge of judicial activism. If Moore indeed made that accusation, then he is the poster child for hypocrisy, since twice he was removed from the Alabama judicial bench for his constitution-violating judicial activism.

If Moore did not accuse that federal judge of judicial activism, then he is still wrong for to imply that the judicial branch of the U.S. government can’t force the POTUS to comply with the U.S. Constitution.

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns that federal judge’s decision, then so be it. That is what the SCOTUS is for.

What Kelly and Moore have in common is that they are trying to appeal to elements within the Republican Party that are cancerous to the GOP.

I wish that the Republican Party would purge itself of Confederacy apologists and theocrats, but I don’t expect that to happen. The GOP needs them the same way that the Democratic Party needs people who support and promote identity politics. Each party has to appeal to the true deplorables within it in order to stay in operation.

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  • Retired military

    I would comment but since David has gone on his Civil war rants again I shall abstain. I hope others do the same.

    • jim_m

      It’s been a while. He deserves a hard slap and then to be left on his own.

      • Retired military

        The more you feed him the more he cranks his BS out.

        • jim_m

          By that standard we shouldn’t reply to any of his articles.

          • Brett Buck

            A suggestion I also made about a year and a half ago. It’s not just the nonsensical Civil War stuff, damn near everything he writes is incoherent gibberish and he seems to have no intellectual or moral basis for anything he says, It’s far worse than just being wrong.

  • Wild_Willie

    Hollywood leftist’s have proven they are sexual deviants who practice go along to get along. An Muslim terrorist kills innocent people. Our congress has not done anything substantial for the citizens of this country so far this year. Clinton’s campaign spent 9 million dollars for a Russian dossier to smear Trump. All this is going on and this would be blogger posts about the Civil War, which is a very deep and long subject that goes back to the founding of this country.

    David, get a clue.

    • Retired military

      That is why I am to boycotting his civil war threads.

      • DonnieZen

        I boycott this entire site.

  • Sky__Captain

    Alternate title:
    “More Displays of the Uselessness of David Robertson”

  • Vagabond661

    My avatar

  • jim_m

    For crying out loud. Get off this blog already and go to DU where you will fit in.

    Coates is a racist buffoon and if you are going to believe his BS then you are one too. Kelly was right in the sense that there had been a number of compromises to restrict the reach of slavery and the Civil War was a result of the failure of both sides to reach the next one. An increasing umber of states had outlawed slavery. Foreign slave traffic was already ended. These were compromised intended toward the elimination of slavery.

    What is so offensive about the truth to you David?

    Was the Civil War avoidable? Yes it was. Hundreds of thousands of lives could have been spared. Slavery may have gone on for a few years more. But the path was clear that it would have to end and everyone knew it.
    Coates assertion that Kelly is racist and making an excuse for slavery is obnoxious and a lie. You are the same as he is. Nothing of what Kelly said was incorrect or in any way supportive of slavery as an institution.

    What this really shows is the mindset of the left. There are no compromises possible with someone they disagree with. The South was full of evil people. Every man who fought for the confederacy is therefore subhuman and not deserving of any rights and their families deserve nothing for their loss or suffering from the death of their loved ones. The same mindset continues in today’s left as they talk of conservatives, or gun owners, or pro life activists, or TEA Party members, or any of dozens of other groups that the left disagrees with.

    Compromise is not only impossible, it is unthinkable! The left’s opponents are pure evil and nothing but their complete destruction and the erasing of all historical memory of them will suffice to make things right.

  • Paul Hooson

    Other than his strong support for Israel, there is very little I find to like about Judge Roy Moore whom I saw as mostly interested in theatrics, regardless of the constitutionality of such acts. Moore has a 17 point lead in the latest polls, and will win, but that only means a larger stage for his theatrics on the national level now. As if government hasn’t been as petty, trivial and soapboxing enough, get ready for more silly and juvenile theatrics than an Alice Cooper concert. Like some child, the good judge recently dressed like a cowboy and waved a gun in the air, a sure sign of lunatic….

    • jim_m

      I resent your implication that Alice Cooper is petty and trivial.

      Oh, and of you think dressing up like a cowboy is a sign of lunacy, you need to get yourself to Texas.

      • Paul Hooson

        I admire the real cowboys. My great grandfather was an 1800’s Jewish cowboy settler out in Oregon.

        • Brett Buck

          You are Jewish? Who would have known?

    • Hank_M
      • Paul Hooson

        Yes, there’s another good example right there. She looks too eager to be at the 2020 Democratic Convention than good sense would allow.

  • b l

    Yes, the Union was “more good” than the Confederacy, but please don’t think this was a war between angels and demons. People joined the sides they did for a variety of reasons. Some Union soldiers were immigrants, practically drafted at dockside when they arrived, sent off into a meat grinder they knew nothing about. They protested with the 1863 Draft Riots in New York City. Kind of ironic, don’t you think? The war against slavery, where the good guys forced people to fight for their cause? Bear in mind that wealthy men could buy their way out for $300.
    In New York City, to make things worse, Black Americans did not have to register for the draft. So here’s a scenario- you are Irish or German, recently arrived in the US, and some police officers show up to tell you to report for duty to fight a war. You don’t know much about it, other than it is extremely bloody, you’ll probably die or be maimed for life, and the war has something to do with those black people who are excused from fighting. You have no choice.
    Also, rich people don’t go. Who are the good guys here?

    And in the south… did you know that the Cherokee Nation began neutral, but then allied with the Confederacy? They weren’t fans of slavery, but it’s not hard to understand their motives. From the Cherokee perspective, the Union was a deceitful, treacherous power that had been unashamedly abusing them for half a century. Washington DC had committed genocide- in 1861 many Cherokees remembered the Trail of Tears as personal events, not history. They didn’t see Robert E Lee as an angel, but as someone standing up to an oppressive authority. From the Cherokee perspective, they weren’t wrong. If you had been a Cherokee in 1861 would you really think the south was the villain? The only villain?

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Yeah, I should restrain myself like RM suggests, but this article is so fitting for David, I can’t help myself. Since David agrees “completely” with Coates, I’ve paraphrased this criticism:

    For [David] and his ilk, the entire idea of America is indefensible. Our original sin of slavery can never be extirpated—not by the Civil War, not by the civil rights movement, not even by the remarkable fact that a black man became president of the United States, even as he has become one of the most celebrated and influential writers in America. [David’s] entire project is fundamentally anti-American. To speak of compromises that could have prevented or delayed the war is to speak of a great crime—slavery—for which there is no suitable punishment, except maybe extinction.

  • DonnieZen

    What kind of utter bullshit is this? First, and last, time I visit this obvious shithole.

    • Would you care for assistance in finding the door?

      • DonnieZen

        FU, beta-male.
        Blocked.

      • Brett Buck

        Oooh, you are in big trouble now! Keyboard warrior DonnieZen has *blocked* you! How will you ever explore his wit and intellect how?

        He’s gonna run back to Reddit and tell everyone how mean people were to him and how he won the battle of wits by blocking your responses. He sure showed you, didn’t he?