posted by geeblock
I find It interesting that the “left” has to claim antifa and the lunatics of the extreme left but the right doesn’t have to do the same for the white nationalists or kkk or nut jobs who protest at funerals or blow up abortion clinics etc. there are an equal number of crazies on both sides.
Because the Right does not embrace the white nationalists and kkk, etc. They rarely give them any air time, and don't cover them in a positive light. That's the difference. "Fine people" was the wrong choice of words, but Trump being an idiot doesn't change anything - what he meant to say was people were protesting peacefully on both sides, and there were also bad actors on both sides. I'm sure people still would have taken issue with that.
I'll grant you the gun nuts and the religious nuts. But a lot of the rest of it is the Left associating various groups with the Right, eventhough it's not reality, in order to anger people and make them hate the Repub party. Because identity politics is almost exclusive to the Left.
You look at the rhetoric coming from Maxine Waters and others....the Left is actively promoting that you shouldn't be civil to people you disagree with. That's utterly disgusting.