Hugh Hewitt “cuckservative”
I hate that I am starting to use that term, but it seems to so well encapsulate this sort of behavior. From an article at The Hill:
Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt expressed disbelief on Monday with Donald Trump’s handling of support from white nationalist David Duke.
“It’s inexplicable,” he told host Carol Costello on “CNN Newsroom.” “I don’t know what Donald was thinking yesterday.”
Hewitt argued that Trump must have familiarity with Duke given the former Ku Klux Klansman’s notoriety.
“I can’t imagine anybody who wants to be president not knowing who David Duke is,” he said. “[Trump] had denounced David Duke two days ago.”
Hugh Hewitt is shamelessly trying to score points with liberals by showing how anti-racist he is, even though Trump never said anything good about David Duke and disavowed him twice during the last few days. Hewitt happily throws Trump—the only chance to put a stop to open borders and amnesty—under the bus in order to score points with liberals.* By buying into the liberal narrative, he empowers it and gives the liberals even more ammunition to take down anyone they disagree with by calling them “racist.”
Trump said, “Just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, OK?” In fact, everyone in the chattering class is also clueless about David Duke. All you are supposed to know about him is a very simple narrative that goes as follows:
David Duke once had some sort of leadership position in the KKK.
The KKK is racist and therefore really really evil.
David Duke is a high-level racist and therefore really really evil, even more so than regular racists.
This is not to say that I agree with David Duke and his ilk. They are vile Jew haters who are doing more harm to the interests of white (both Jewish and gentile whites) non-elite Americans than helping them. But at least I understand something about their beliefs and goals, unlike Hugh Hewitt or the guy from CNN who sandbagged Trump with that question.
Clearly what Trump meant by his remark is not “I don’t know who he is” but rather “I know very little about David Duke or what he believes because I don’t associate with him, I never met him, I certainly don’t read any of the stuff that he writes, and I have no idea why he would endorse me, or even that he did endorse me.” The MSM is trying unsuccessfully spin this into “Trump is a racist” because he didn’t grovel properly. And even if he did grovel, it would have been taken as proof of Trump’s guilty mind, proving that he’s a racist.
*Actually, Hewitt was always one of those sell-out “conservatives” who favored being soft on immigration.
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Commenter “Tarl” writes: “I didn’t even know David Duke was still alive. When was he last in the news – 1992?”
Actually, Duke writes columns in which he blames the Jewish Conspiracy for everything, and he has a pretty big following among the Stormfront people.
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This may be another case of Trump’s luck. Most people realize that he’s not responsible for whatever whacko endorses him, and it takes away attention from Trump U – a genuine problem.
Wow, this is a good point! The MSM is so obsessed with the racism angle they are missing hitting Trump where he’s legitimately weakest.