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Thursday, November 15, 2018

GOP’s ‘Politically Correct’ Indignation Is Rank Hypocrisy

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Conservatives were completely outraged last week after “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson mocked then-candidate — now Congressman-elect — Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) for wearing an eye patch as the result of an injury he sustained as a military service member.

Davidson, in a series of jokes about midterm candidates, said Crenshaw looked like “a hit man in a porno movie.” He added: “Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”

The National Republican Congression Committee condemned the joke, saying: “Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend — because they’re not laughing.” Fox News’ Laura Ingraham lashed out, saying of Davidson on Twitter: “How long do you think this ‘comic’ & the writer responsible for this disgrace would last in @us_navyseals training?”

It wasn’t just Crenshaw’s Republican allies who were upset about the tasteless joke.…

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Danziger: A High-Pitched Whine

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Kanye West Dumping Trump? ‘I’ve Been Used’

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

On Tuesday, rapper and record producer Kanye West tweeted that he was done with politics and that he feels “used”.

West has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump over the past few months, and has used his unique position as a Black supporter of the president to urge people of color to sign onto the Trump agenda — something the president desperately needs as his approval rating among African-Americans is dismally low and, by some polls, in single digits.…

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