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Monday Opinion

May 22, 2017

Today’s Editors’ Choice

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Opinion in Brief

Burt Prelutsky: “Rep. Maxine Waters dared to call Attorney General Jeff Sessions a racist because ‘he comes from a time and place where bigotry was acceptable.’ Such a remark is not merely stupid and an insult to the entire South, but coming from Waters, who has spent a third of her 78 years in Congress spouting the nastiest sort of racist rhetoric, it constitutes the last word in hypocrisy. This is a woman who insists that blacks, including those who committed murder during the Watts riots, are always innocent victims, and that the riots weren’t really riots, but a justifiable rebellion against white oppression. Someone should explain to her that a rebellion is when American patriots toss English tea overboard, not when thugs cart home stolen TVs, shoes, microwaves and cases of booze. Maxine Waters is the Left’s idea of a folk hero, but that should come as no surprise. After all, Senator Robert Byrd and Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, both former members of the Klan, wound up as liberal icons. Whether black or white, those on the Left have no problem clasping racists to their collective bosom, just so long as they’re Democrats.”

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