Dems’ SOTU responder: Covington kids behaved badly, and Trump’s racism is to blame

Dems’ SOTU responder: Covington kids behaved badly, and Trump’s racism is to blame
Stacey Abrams (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – The Dems can’t help shooting themselves in the foot.]

This clip is a doozy, for several reasons.  For background, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, who was defeated in her 2018 gubernatorial campaign, is her party’s pick to respond to next week’s State of the Union address.  In this interview — released long after it was crystal clear that the original framing was catastrophically wrong and unfair — she dismisses the “narrative” about wider context as nearly irrelevant.  What’s important, she explains, is what people saw in the context-free clip.  And what they saw was “inappropriate” language and “disrespect.”  And yes, she’s absolutely talking about the Covington Catholic students, not the Black Hebrew Israelites screaming slurs and obscenities at teenagers.  And not the Native American serial provocateur who’s been caught in multiple lies, who decided it was a good idea to beat a drum inches away from a kid’s face, and whose sidekick was busy telling the white students to “go back to Europe.”

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