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Durbin’s Dim ‘History’ Lesson

12th January 2018

Jonah Goldberg calls bullshit.

Woodrow Wilson lamented that the South lost the Civil War and screened Birth of a Nation in the White House. Teddy Roosevelt was not exactly a master of sensitivity. Harry Truman was legendary for his barnyard language and more than once used offensive language about Jews. LBJ dropped the N-word often and with gusto. He also said, “I never met a man from Indiana who was worth a sh**” — for what that’s worth. Richard Nixon had a lot of choice language for Jews and gays. He also famously observed that “Aristotle was a homo” in a rant about the TV show All in the Family and gays. I can only imagine some of the things Andrew Jackson said in the White House.

Yes, yes, I know: Times have changed, and we’re all so much more enlightened. But you can criticize Trump for what he did and said without making a fool of yourself. Then again, Durbin has a history beclowning himself with bad historical analysis.

Wilson and Johnson were actual racists, even in the only-whites-can-do-it sense employed by the NAACP, which Trump is not, despite the contortions being practiced by the Usual Suspects.

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