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Webb: Trump’s “Inflammatory Rhetoric” on Latinos Like Liberal Rhetoric on “Southern White Culture”

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The hell? In what universe is there any equivalence between Donald Trump’s ugly, racist, xenophobic, demagoguery-laden, clownish comments on Latino/Hispanic immigrants and liberal “rhetoric” on “southern white culture” (e.g., liberals’ desire to see symbols of racism – and racism itself – disappear into the dustbin of history)?!? As for Webb’s comment that the Democratic Party has moved “way far to the left,” and how “that’s not my Democratic Party,” those comments are both bizarre and interally contradictory, coming from someone who is a social libertarian (pro-choice, pro-LGBT equality) and a self-proclaimed “Jacksonian populist” who has talked for years about the threat posed by rising income inequality (“the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer, the middle class getting squeezed”). Other than those issues, where Webb IS on the “left” broadly speaking, what on earth is he referring to? If he’s talking about a Democratic Party that focuses more on working class people, which is clearly what he wants, then you’d think Webb would WANT the Democratic Party to become less beholden to corporate interests and more “left” leaning. It’s just a fundamental, internal contradiction in Webb’s rhetoric that cannot be reconciled. Finally, Webb really needs to stop with this “both sides” crap, as it’s intellectually dishonest and lazy, among other problems.