But things like this only serve to further division and anger. It’s not unreasonable for people to ask why Cosby and Spacey still have their stars, except for the obvious that neither of them are or have been the POTUS.
Conservatives see double standards everywhere. The left almost entirely control the media, academia, and pop culture. About the only actors who are openly conservative are people like Jon Voigt and James Woods as their careers are largely over due to their ages.
Anyway, I have never been and never will be a Trump supporter. I also don’t have much use for the people I call Trumpsters… those who threw their principles away and who either defend or ignore every bad thing he does.
But there are people who voted for Trump and are lukewarm to him now, not because they like the man but because they agree with quite a few of his policies. I’ve admitted when he’s done things I agree with. These are decent people. I personally know two of them. They completely agree with me about his twitter rants and other things. The deal breaker for me has always been his temperament more than anything else.
But I do understand those people. They don’t want Democrats in charge, and with the party moving further and further left I’m not excited at the prospect of them taking over again either.
Now we are at the stage where no matter what happens, even left wingers getting violent, is blamed on Trump. Yesterday I posted that maybe it isn’t such a good idea for Ds to say “people are going to die” if Rs get rid of Obamacare and other such rhetoric, given the fact last year one nut tried to kill Republicans, and even that was turned back to Trump.
The fact is hateful rhetoric by Ds against Rs isn’t anything new. Remember the DNC ad with Paul Ryan about to throw granny off the cliff? Then there is this story from Politico from 2011.
Now the difference I see between then and now is that Trump has dialed the rhetoric up to about 11, but much of it is directed towards the media and anyone who dared to criticized him.
It’s not a happy situation we are in, regardless of which side one is on.