Sunday, July 3, 2016

Been Down This Path Before

By Sniffles

It's painful that, on the weekend that we learned we'll all have to get by without Elie Wiesel, the Trump campaign has retweeted a white supremacist image — again.

Normally, we'd be gleeful that Trump keeps making these horrendous mistakes. And we are, of course. But this makes us not only gleeful but outraged and sad. How this possible in 2016?

And then we remembered: It's kinda been done before — there just wasn't any Twitter around amplify it.

Thirty years ago, Elie Wiesel begged the Republicans' huge-est-ever hero, the Sainted Ronnie Reagan himself, not to pay an official visit to Bitburg cemetery in Germany, where Nazi war dead were buried. "That place, Mr. President, is not your place," Wiesel said. ''Your place is with the victims of the SS.''

Reagan didn't listen, of course. Why should he? After all, in 1980 he purposely campaigned for "states' rights" in Philadelphia, Mississippi — site of the 1964 Freedom Riders murders.

So Trump is just following in the GOP's footsteps, kissing up to the Nazis and the haters and the anti-Semites. Big surprise! We cats expect pink triangles next. And we HISS.

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