Conservative blogger Tyler O’Neil, observing the sputtering outrage from progressives and Democrats (the New York Times even had a lead editorial about it) over President Trump’s description of the partisan effort to remove him from office as a “lynching” (the right word is coup, Mr President), decided to do a little research.
Would you believe that Joe Biden, Rep. Nadler, and many other Democrats used the term “lynching” to describe Bill Clinton’s (completely deserved) impeachment? Sure you would.
With this preface…
#NeverTrump Republican Joe Walsh said this was evidence that Trump is a “horrible human being.” Julián Castro called the lynching comparison “beyond shameful.” Kamala Harris accused Trump of invoking “the pain and trauma of lynching” to “whitewash [his] own corruption.” Elizabeth Warren called Trump’s tweet “beyond disgraceful.”
Most notoriously, former Vice President Joe Biden called the comparison “abhorrent” and “despicable.”
“Impeachment is not ‘lynching,’ it is part of our Constitution,” Biden tweeted. “Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It’s despicable.”
…O’Neil chronicled Democrats’ past use of the same metaphor, without complaints from African-American organizations or the New York Times, oddly enough.
Please post this on Facebook to silence all the posturing by the Facebook Borg over the President’s choice of words, which is, apparently, reserved for Democrats.