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Why is it O.K. for him to viciously attack Trump, but Trump can't defend himself?

John Lewis says Donald Trump's election as president is illegitimate.

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2017/01/13/john-lewis-donald-trump-not-a-legitimate-president/

What does that say about all of the Americans that voted for him? Their votes didn't matter? Their votes were illegitimate as well?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Ckl4Bp8dY


http://deadline.com/2017/01/gerald-levin-donald-trump-john-lewis-open-letter-1201887669/


Yes, I am a lifelong progressive Democrat, no I am not mourning Secretary Clinton’s misguided campaign. What moves me to address you is the turning point, the line you crossed by demeaning John Lewis instead of honorably responding to him by saying you intend to be worthy of his support and that you appreciate the historical role he played in Selma with Dr. King, as we, as a unified nation, pause, to honor the slain Civil Rights leader.


Why does Donald Trump have to take insults and slanders? Why does he have to be the one to say, "I'm sorry you feel that way about me. You are such a great guy! What can I do to make you like me?

He says Donald Trump crossed a line by demeaning John Lewis, but he does not criticize John Lewis for demeaning Trump. The hypocrisy is strong in this one.


In college, I majored in Biblical Literature, specializing in the interface between the Old and New Testaments. What meant most to my emerging sensibility was the profound beauty of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In Mathew 7:1-2, Jesus instructs us “Judge not, that ye be not judged…” While I have failed many times to live up to this standard, I now see the true value of not judging anyone until you put yourself in their place.


Why is it wrong for Donald Trump to judge John Lewis, but it's perfectly O.K. for John Lewis to judge Donald Trump?


Since you are ascending to the highest office in the land and as the proprietor of American Exceptionalism, please ignite us with what you truly believe, what are your guiding values. I have lived in many respects an inauthentic life, but I can see with the closing curtain of advancing age that what I must leave for my family, my children and my grandchildren is the spiritual sense that God is in everyone and that it is our moral obligation to make the world a better place than when we found it.

It is time to lead with uplift not disparagement.


Tell John Lewis that. He started this whole mess.

The media are basically calling Donald Trump a bully for picking on a civil rights leader. They applaud John Lewis for insulting Donald Trump (and by extension the American people who voted for him), while telling Donald Trump that he had no right to return the favor.

Why does John Lewis get a free pass to say slanderous divisive things? Does he not realize he's carrying on Hillary Clinton's disparaging comments about Americans voters who voted for Donald Trump? She called these Americans "deplorable." So, not only are Trump supporters "deplorable," they are now also, "illegitimate."
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Why does Donald Trump have to take insults and slanders? Why does he have to be the one to say, "I'm sorry you feel that way about me. You are such a great guy! What can I do to make you like me?


No kidding. I've always wondered why a country's leader should have to listen to his people. It just makes no sense.
Posted 1/16/17 , edited 1/20/17
I want to explain why but the headache isn't worth it.
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Trump should fire Lewis clean house
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There are some double standards at work but every is still feeling a little salty from Trump's victory. Especially when you consider how toxic partisan politics have become.
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Why is it O.K. for him to viciously attack Trump, but Trump can't defend himself?


Because Trump already used up HIS vicious-attack quota for the day. Otherwise, Twitter might surcharge his account.

(Seriously: Every single attack by a Republican politician in recorded US political history has always been a counterattack against "mean" Democrats who started it unprovoked.
Republicans have never, ever, ever initiated an attack against their opponents first. Ever. Just ask them.)
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Yeah, people are being extremely stupid about that. John Lewis can say whatever he wants, Donald Trump can say whatever he wants in response, it's a fine thing. Trump responded to some criticism and he wasn't gentle about it (Lewis wasn't gentle either), but it's nothing for anyone to cry over. Men exchange some harsh words sometimes, accept it and move on. There's no sense in demanding that Trump be silent, dishonest, or handle that in some other weird way instead of just back-talking normally.

Well, I'm guessing all the complaints are just from people with heavy biases looking for something to complain about, though.
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It's all just people looking to bicker over the sunshine, yes.
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Lewis is a partisan hack. He also sat out Bush's inauguration. He's another race baiter like Al Sharpton who profits from keeping races at each other's throats.
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I don't know I find a sort of karmic balance in the fact Trump now gets the joys of being called an illegitimate president for his entire presidency the same way he spent all of Obama's presidency claiming the man was a illegitimate president because of his birth certificate. At least we now have an excuse for golf match up between Obama and him.
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Lewis is a partisan hack. He also sat out Bush's inauguration. He's another race baiter like Al Sharpton who profits from keeping races at each other's throats.


I thought Lewis said he'd never missed an inauguration till now. Which is the fake news? Heh, communication technology is such a joke.
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Xxanthar wrote:

Lewis is a partisan hack. He also sat out Bush's inauguration. He's another race baiter like Al Sharpton who profits from keeping races at each other's throats.


I thought Lewis said he'd never missed an inauguration till now. Which is the fake news? Heh, communication technology is such a joke.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/443896/john-lewis-boycotted-george-w-bush-inauguration
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Xxanthar wrote:

Lewis is a partisan hack. He also sat out Bush's inauguration. He's another race baiter like Al Sharpton who profits from keeping races at each other's throats.


I thought Lewis said he'd never missed an inauguration till now. Which is the fake news? Heh, communication technology is such a joke.


Good news is I was able to find an article from 2001 reporting that Lewis had announced he would sit the inauguration out.

Bad news is its from Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24413-2001Jan20.html
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Kavalion wrote:

I thought Lewis said he'd never missed an inauguration till now. Which is the fake news? Heh, communication technology is such a joke.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/443896/john-lewis-boycotted-george-w-bush-inauguration


Hmm, I did find what seems to be the original Washington Post article, dated 2001. Kinda seems like Lewis lied about that, then. Gee, makes me wanna say he's "overrated", but I guess that's overdone.
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Maybe he's just senile and forgot.
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