Does the spectacle of mobs targeting public statues they don’t like and suppressing the speech of those with whom they disagree advance the Democratic cause? Are Democrats so unhinged they can’t think straight? Do Americans know what the Democrats stand for–other than that they loath Donald Trump?
Even Bernie Sanders knows that the Democrats won’t stop ‘losing elections” until the Party can change direction and focus on an economic agenda that reaches out to America’s working families and the young, writes William McGurn in the WSJ.
In a phone interview with Robert Kutnner, Steve Bannon suggests that the anti-protesters are perhaps not making the point they think are.
A recent Reuters poll shows 54% of Americans want to keep the statues in place. Surely this majority does not reflect any national love for the Confederacy. More likely it means that, whatever their feelings about Gen. Lee or President Trump, the American people recognize those banging on about “hate” are not really pushing tolerance and inclusiveness.
If Charlottesville does not do any lasting damage to President Trump, it won’t be because of Trump’s genius. “It will be because as bad or uncouth as Mr. Trump may be, he has a knack for bringing out even worse in his opponents.”
Read more from Mr. McGurn here.