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"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

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“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Sunday, August 13, 2017

No Surprises

And of course, the Nazi demonstration in Charlottesville, VA, turned violent. Joe.My.God. has a series of posts on it this morning, including the terrorist attack on the counterprotesters, the pathetic response by The Hairpiece, and Alex Jones' conspiracy theory.

Image via Digby

A more detailed account, from Josh Eaton at Think Progress.

And more on Trump's response:

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," he said, repeating the final phrase for emphasis.

"It's been going on for a long time in our country; it's not Donald Trump, it's not Barack Obama," he added, without specifying what "it" referred to.

Actually, I'm amazed that he didn't lay it at Obama's feet. \

There's a lot of commentary about the "all sides do it" cast to his response, and the fact that he didn't condemn the Nazi marchers or the terrorist attack: as one of the commenters at one of the JMG posts noted, he's not going to condemn the Nazi protesters -- they're his strongest supporters. And a commenter at another post (which I can't locate right now) pointed out that he shares their beliefs -- remember how at one point he was waxing eloquent about his good genes?

Just another day in Trump's America.

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