Open thread June 26, 2018 Dan Crawford | June 26, 2018 5:57 am Tags: open thread Comments (2) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Interesting how the right has the ability to do and say anything they want, but the left has to be politically correct based on the left policing itself.
” Biden Baker
I honestly don’t remember this. In 2012 a baker refused to serve Joe Biden and Republicans made him a hero. I don’t remember this because why would I? Who cares. If a baker doesn’t want serve Joe Biden I don’t care. I don’t remember it happening. I also don’t remember several furious op-eds about it. Did they happen?”
Sorry, I cannot read the link, not so long as peters, brooks gerson pear, et al, get paid by the times.
Pelosi and Schumer are on the wrong side of this.
“Pelosi aligning herself with the “maintain civility” faction — which includes conservatives gleefully amplifying a minor incident into proof that Democrats are beyond redemption, as well as Establishment Washingtonians advancing some truly loony arguments to explain why the restaurant’s decision was such a grave breach of decorum — is likely to irritate much of the Democratic base. On Monday morning, social media was rife with liberals complaining that their representatives would endorse the notion that Trump officials should glide through life unmolested.
But Pelosi’s statement may be a sign that she views the emerging conversation as a headache to avoid, as the party tries to focus like a laser on health care ahead of the midterms. No other prominent Democratic lawmaker has endorsed Waters’s approach, though Senator Cory Booker did say that confronting Trump officials was permissible as long as people “lead with love.”
Later on Monday, Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer backed up Pelosi.”
Knives to a gun fight.
I’ve noticed an interesting patten that after particularly egregious moments of moral transgression by the Trump administration (Charlottesville, family-separation) there’s a brief, but intense media focus on why mobilization *against* these transgressions has Gone Too Far.
The story that ICE has decided to end the zero tolerance policy is just one of a number of historical cases where the mouth of the federal government exceeded it’s capabilities to enforce. The first of these was prohibition where congress did not provide either sufficient federal courts or resources to law enforcement in particular once states decided to not enforce the law. The same thing is happening with Marijuana as states drop out of the enforcement business the ability of the federal government to do direct law enforcement due to lack of resources is shown. Now on immigration between a lack of courts and detention facilities the feds are again showing how they have grand ambitions but can’t put their money where their mouth is.
Of course this in one sense shows that the feds should just leave most law enforcement to the states which was what the founders intended, The feds might have had the resources but 9/11 resulted in a lot of them going to fight terrorism.