Days after President Donald Trump went out of his way to reschedule his return rally in Tulsa so that it didn’t conflict with “Juneteenth,” the holiday that celebrates the anniversary of slavery’s end in America, liberals have turned their eye towards the RNC’s convention in Jacksonville. Unsurprisingly, they’ve managed to dig back into history and find that Trump’s convention speech will take place on the anniversary of another problematic episode in black American history. We’re pretty sure that you can play this game with virtually every date on the calendar, but hey, who are we to question the wisdom of American leftists?
On ABC’s Sunday morning show, host George Stephanopoulos questioned HUD Secretary Ben Carson about the significance of the date.
“Sir, the president’s convention speech, now it’s scheduled for Jacksonville on August 27th, which is the 60th anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday when a KKK mob attacked mostly Black Civil Rights protestors. Is it appropriate to be having a convention speech on that anniversary in that city?” asked the Democrat gnome.
“You know, we’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it,” replied Carson. “We really need to move away from that. We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, you know, of renaming everything — I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities, some of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities? It really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while. And, you know, we’re going to have to grow up as a society.”
Asked about Carson’s remarks later in the show, famed loser Stacey Abrams told Stephanopoulos that she largely agreed with the brain surgery specialist. Abrams said that while there were important issues of racism to be addressed in society, only a fool would go looking for racist coincidences and conspiracy theories in an attempt to paint their political opponents as evil or deplorable.
And then she finally conceded that, yes, she lost the Georgia gubernatorial race fair and square.
No, none of that happened. Instead, she accused Carson of being “infantile” and found a way to make herself look like more of an idiot than she already does.
“This isn’t about growing up,” Abrams said. “It’s about taking responsibility and having accountability for the actions that have been taken by this country and by people acting on behalf of this country. And we do have a day of reckoning and that day of reckoning is going to continue until we actually make change.”
Well, there’s nothing quite like responding to a well-reasoned and logical point with a bunch of blather about a “day of reckoning.”
If you ever want to give yourself a sleepless night, just imagine this woman being a heartbeat away from the presidency.