To listen to Democrats tell it, you would think they have been willing participants at the bargaining table eager to provide the American people with the COVID relief package they so desperately need only to have the president skunk the deal at the last minute.
Joe Biden criticized Donald Trump’s refusal to sign the pork-laden bill in a scathing comment on Saturday, calling it an “abdication of responsibility” with “devastating consequences,” adding:
Today, about 10 million Americans will lose unemployment insurance benefits. In just a few days, government funding will expire, putting vital services and paychecks for military personnel at risk. In less than a week, a moratorium on evictions expires, putting millions at risk of being forced from their homes over the holidays.
Other commentators have jumped on the fact that shortly after announcing his decision, Trump hopped on a plane to Florida so he could hit the links. Has the Left forgotten the pass they gave their idol, Barack Obama, for heading out to the first tee ten minutes after holding a brief press conference on the murder of American journalist James Wright Foley in 2014?
But one of the most pointed critiques leveled at the president came from MSNBC anchor Tiffany Cross, who compared Trump to — wait for it — an abusive ghetto resident:
This feels like the ghetto. You have those, like, neighbors in the hood when their house is in foreclosure, and they just trash the place. It feels like Donald Trump is treating this country like the house in foreclosure, and just trashing the place on his way out.
Ghetto? Isn’t Cross aware that that word is racist? In 2016, director Quentin Tarantino took heat for using the word at the Golden Globe awards, BBC News notes:
When Tarantino left the stage, the actor and singer, Jamie Foxx, who had announced the award, returned to the microphone and repeated the word “ghetto”.
“Jamie Foxx just simply and effectively called out Quentin Tarantino for using the racist term ‘ghetto.’ Well done. #GoldenGlobes” tweeted Broadway concert producer Jamie McGonnigal.
“Tarantino will regret the ‘ghetto’ comment when the alcohol wears off. #GoldenGlobes,” wrote Monica Watson in another tweet.
Has the word gained civility since then, or does Cross get the same special dispensation blacks get when they use the n-word?