Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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One moment of insanity is Rachel Maddow building an elaborate analogy between Trump getting covid and your friend getting lung cancer from smoking. Can't find a good clip on youtube (too embarrassing to msnbc perhaps?); so can only reference this tweet with the recording. Not only is it repugnantly sanctimonious; the very comparison is deranged. Why compare him to a friend? The orange man is no friend to at least half the country; especially the half that's watching Maddow. Why not examine the imaginary emotional response of someone who learns that their enemy has gotten lung cancer? Why the phony appeal to compassion? Why the lies?

If they believe that someone is a horrible person — and they do behave as if they believe it, with all their references to Hitler, and dictators, and racists, and white supremacists — then why is it so unacceptable to wish that person dead? They sure wished Saddam Husain dead, or Muammar Gaddafi, or Osama Bin Laden; why such coyness with Trump?
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