Separated at birth?
It’s not either/or.
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) is a bonafide civil rights hero. In fighting for civil rights and an end to segregation he was arrested and/or beaten many times. For that he deserves respect and honor. He has received numerous honors and awards for what he did when he was a young man.
But that was 50 years ago. Since then he has been an ultra-liberal hack politician and has been occupying a Democrat safe seat in Congress since 1987. He is a douchebag.
Those two things are not mutually exclusive.
Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Duke Cunningham (R-CA) are both war heroes. Both men served in the US Congress. Both men are crooks. Rangel was censured by Congress. Cunningham was sent to prison. Both men are now “retired”.
A couple days ago John Lewis said that Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. (That wasn’t the first time he claimed a President wasn’t legitimate.) Trump responded by saying that Lewis was a bad congressman.
Now the usual suspects are outraged and upset that Trump would dare to impugn the integrity of a civil rights icon.
I say fuck John Lewis. Nobody gets a free ride forever. If he wants to throw punches he’s gotta expect to get hit back. Anyone who attacks or insults Trump should expect him to respond in kind. He’s a counterpuncher.
As of this writing there are 5 days, 5 hours, and 22 minutes until Donald Trump is President.