Friday, August 26, 2016
You know what makes us cats happiest? The fact that the words "racist" and "bigot" are labels that people today want to avoid.
How far we've come from the days that we, with our nine lives, unfortunately remember: When Lester Maddox wielded an ax handle, when George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, when Richard Nixon appealed to Southern Democrats' opposition to civil rights and welcomed them (with Roger Ailes's help) into the Republican Party.
We cats say, today is so much better — because collectively, we recognize how wrong those positions were. And how right Hillary Clinton was to call out the GOP on their coddling of racists and anti-Semites.
In fact, how amazing it is that anti-Semitism has become a topic in the Presidential campaign at all.
Those of us who love persons of the Jewish faith — and who have been fortunate enough for them to become soul mates and intimate players in our lives — can especially appreciate the fact that Secretary Clinton went after the white supremacists supporting Trump yesterday. Never before has anti-Semitism risen to this level of discussion.
Now, because of Trump, it's a thing. We cats are glad about this. Not just because Hillary has a Jewish son-in-law (so does Trump), but because calling horsehockey on them is the right thing to do.
Refusing to discuss the alt-right's ties to Trump would be the worst political failure. We cats applaud Secretary Clinton for doing it. And we PURR.