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Shots Fired! Governor LePage Slams John Lewis: "He should THANK Republicans for ending slavery..."
Let's call it "The Trump Effect." Political correctness is now being roasted over a spit, served with full-fat butter. Sides of sour cream and bacon. Because some of this PC roasting? It can be downright delicious.
Listen to what Maine Governor Paul LePage said about Black Caucus member John Lewis (near end of the segment).
LePage's comments come after Lewis said on NBC News that Donald Trump was not a "legitimate" president. Trump responded by tweeting that Lewis was "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results."
"How about John Lewis last week?" LePage said on WVOM Maine radio's George Hale and Ric Tyler Show. "Criticizing the president. You know, I will just say this. John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple 'thank you' would suffice."
Naturally, that little comment has leftists in quite a tizzy. But so do most things. Like salt or soda. Normal weather patterns.
Lewis was a civil rights leader who was badly beaten in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, by Alabama state troopers during the march to Montgomery.
LePage made the comments after saying that Maine congresswoman Chellie Pingree, who said she wouldn't attend Trump's inauguration, should resign if she boycotted Friday's ceremony.
"For some reason, the left has become so hateful and so, they are trying to bully us out of believing our constitution," he said. "Chellie Pingree, if she won't attend on Friday, I would advise her to resign."
Not clearly mentioned in CNN's article? John Lewis recently went on a racist, Civil Rights rant in Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing. Context, kids. It matters. Which is why I included video of Lewis lecturing on Civil Rights below. Use that index finger to scroll on down.
Okay, so lemme just start off by saying this is a like a bag of trail mix: with every M&M you'll get a raisin. I, for one, don't care if some people go or don't go to the inauguration. If you don't like Trump, that's perfectly fine. He's not my favorite orange-haired tycoon either. That honor goes to Tony the Tiger of Frosted Flakes fame. So I personally don't believe a congress person or senator should resign if they don't want to attend an inauguration. Okay? Okay.
Secondly, as Ben Shapiro once sagely stated: "Multiple things can be true at once." In this case, John Lewis can be a civil rights leader from the 1960s, and a total dimwit who cries boo-hoo when he doesn't get his way. Who then later accuses the incoming administration as a bunch of racists (scroll down for video). Sorry, but just because Lewis was beaten in Selma doesn't give him a pass on facts.
Let's recall recent history, starting with the Trump Tweets LePage referred to in the interview above:
Not seeing a lot of racism.
Annnd here's Lewis with plenty of underdones that Senator Jeff Sessions, and in fact the incoming Republican administration, is racist.
LePage's history lecture make more sense now, yes?
What Paul LePage said (and how he said it) regards how Republicans ended slavery and fought for equal rights during the Civil Rights Era... Well he's not wrong. Doesn't matter, the outrage descended faster than gravity pulls Michael Moore's chins:
And my personal favorite, the historian who admits that yes, Republicans did all those things, but they weren't CONSERVATIVES!
So LOL, HAHAHA, BOO YOU!
Also no, I don't think it's "whitemansplaining" to tell someone who's butt hurt about Republicans for "racist" reasons that he should redirect his loathing toward the party which actually practiced institutionalized racism: the Democrats. The party of which John Lewis is a member of. If you're upset about racism, don't blame it on Republicans. That's LePage's subtext in response to Lewis's speech about Jeff Sessions.
As to this term "whitemansplaining"... stop it. Because if Paul LePage had said these exact words with that exact tone to, say, Harry Reid? Not whitemansplaining. In fact one might suggest LePage addressed Lewis as he would any dingus he disagreed with. Heck, he told someone in Maine to resign over not attending the inauguration. LePage just isn't a mincer of words. He rather seems to be an equal opportunity offender, no?
Incidentally, my spellcheck keeps underlining the word "whitemansplaining" with red. I agree, spellcheck. Alas, it's a real thing. Hello 2017, you look much like your ugly older brother. Great.
Speaking of history, no, going to college doesn't make you smarter. In fact the opposite might be true.