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JOHN BRUMMETT: On a civil plane

By John Brummett

This article was published August 20, 2017 at 1:46 a.m.

Thursday's column sought to provide a modulated analysis of the Confederate monument furor.

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Rightside says... August 20, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

In 1995 Trump open Mar-a-Lago. Former Town Councilman Bill Diamond said “Up until the time he opened, there were very few minorities in most of the clubs."
“There was not an integrated club to the extent of Mar-a-Lago. He was able to open up a beautiful resort to the Palm Beach world. And I think he deserves tremendous credit for doing that. That was very brave of him.” "The opening of Mar-a-Lago to anyone in Palm Beach regardless of race or religion shows the kind of man Donald Trump is and I’m very proud of him for doing that.” It welcomed Jewish and African-American members.

Is it a good ideal to take down(statues)Democrats past? Afghan Taliban this week begin destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues (Sound Familiar?)

Now for some outlandish comments from the liberal left.
CNN liberal analyst Angela Rye said "America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery."
Joy Reid’s MSNBC show, panelist Sarah Kendzior claimed that “you still have actual Nazis” in the Trump White House.
MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler said "President Trump’s Charlottesville response was only a continuation of white racism."
Missouri Democratic State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thinks White House is being run by White SupremacistS. "The Trump Administration must not only purge itself of the remaining white supremacists on staff.”

Rep. Debbie Dingell D-MI on democrats identity politics. “We’ve got to stop demonizing each other…we’ve got to figure out a way to tone down the rhetoric, that we have to stop this demonization of each other,” she said. “We have to find a way to respect each other, to listen to each other.”

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TimberTopper says... August 20, 2017 at 8:31 a.m.

A good read, John. At last count I had on your previous article was 64 comments, this one just may top that.

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PopMom says... August 20, 2017 at 9:59 a.m.

Another good column, John, and thanks for your kind words about my hero, Winthrop Rockefeller. It's nice to know that my old friend, Damon, who long ago dated my best friend, Ann, keeps in touch with Arkansas by reading the ADG.

While it is not secret that I despise Trump, Nazis, and white supremacists, I'm not in favor of taking all of the monuments and statues down. It depends on the reasons why they were erected, their location, and the feelings of the community--including the minorities. Nevertheless, we should have more monuments to those who fought for civil rights and fewer for those who fought against them.

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PhilW says... August 20, 2017 at 10:05 a.m.

Hmmm. "Nazis themselves and their president himself" ?? So now President Trump isn't just a Republican but he is also a Nazi? You are right about one thing; Your comment is beyond civility.

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TimberTopper says... August 20, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

PhilW, do you just enjoy stating a lie or is it your ignorance regarding a comma, being used in a sentence?

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PopMom says... August 20, 2017 at 5:24 p.m.


Brummett did not state that Trump was a Nazi, but that he is the Nazis' president. Since many of them wear their red hats and have sworn allegiance to him, he obviously was and is the Nazi choice for president. None of the guys at the marches wear the "I'm with Her" shirts. One Nazi, when interviewed, did say that he had a problem with Trump allowing his daughter to marry a Jew. Nevertheless, I'd say that Brummett's statement is essentially correct. Instead of blasting Brummett for lack of civility, you should question why our president thinks that people who march with swastikas and shout anti-Jewish slogans are "fine people."

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mozarky2 says... August 20, 2017 at 5:38 p.m.

Top 64 replies, TT? At this rate it may take a few weeks. Your predictive skills are rivaling ARMNAR's.
There have been some developments since then, and as usual, Brummett is a few days late to the game.
You see, After Charlottesville, the DNC instructed Brummett as to the narrative du jour: right wing thugs bad, left wing thugs good. And, by the way, we're going to tear down Confederate monuments, for a start. And, the good little toadie complied.
But, along the way, those right-wing, Trump-supporting bastions of hatred PBS and NPR ran a poll about those monuments. 62% opposed tearing them down, 27% supported tearing them down, and 11% were undecided.
So let's have a look ahead to November 2018:
Trump campaigns for congressional candidates on a platform of his success of growing the economy. More jobs, higher wages, increasing business and consumer confidence, rising retail sales, ISIS defeated, MS13 defeated, illegal immigration curbed, etc.
Democrats, unable to run on the issues Trump is, say "We destroyed Confederate monuments"! "Our fascists beat up your fascists"! "A pervert in every girl's restroom"!
As a result, GOP ditches several RINOS in the primaries, picks up double-digit gains in the House, 8-12 seats in the Senate. I won't even mention the SC and Federal judiciary nominations.
I get a little puzzled every time you "progs" refer to conservatives and libertarians like myself as "the stupid party".
But, please, dems, keep up the lunacy. As long as you're destroying yourselves, we'll leave you alone.

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Rightside says... August 20, 2017 at 7:34 p.m.

In Boston Free Speech Rally Counterprotesters from Antifa group “Hey, hey! Ho ho! Free speech Has Got To Go"
“Hey, hey! Ho ho! White Speech has Got To Go"

In Dallas Rally they chanted "Cops and Klan go hand in hand." "Cops and Klan go hand in hand."

Anyone been to a Trump rally or seen one on TV or Internet? Seen ANY Nazis or KKK signs or guys there? NO.
Anyone seen Democrat groups rally? And you saw signs and banners from groups of Antifa, Communist, Socialist and Anarchist.
Does anyone know of Republican Congressman or Senator who supports Nazis, KKK or White Nationalist? Hillary's Vice-President candidate Tim Kaine would not defend violence of Antifa at Charlottesville.

Seen any Republicans storming campuses and flinging feces and urine at speakers and police? Seen any tea party members destroying property, assaulting police officers? Any Republican senators calling their colleagues murderers just weeks after a political assassination attempt.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 20, 2017 at 7:55 p.m.

He's this countries president.

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Packman says... August 20, 2017 at 8:09 p.m.

Brummett laments lack of civility while calling PresidentTrump a nazi. Let that soak in. Moron.
And Brummett doesn't say sh*t about a law school in a Arkansas named in honor of a vicious segregationist. Moron. Double moron.

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