Remember when Republicans were cursing at, insulting and threatening President Obama’s children? Neither do we. How about when that rap star did a music video pretending to shoot Obama? Remember that?
Didn’t happen. Happened to President Trump. And his children. Did you see the outrage on newspaper front pages and trending topics all over the U.S.? Nope. There wasn’t any.
Because we have a double standard. No matter what anyone on the left says or does, it is deemed acceptable. Signs, jewelry, clothing; all with “F- – – Trump.” Perfectly fine. Chelsea Handler suggesting the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House…well, you can look that one up yourself.
The liberal nature of most of the mainstream media (and the most popular social media platforms) has created an atmosphere of normalcy for even the most outrageous comments—as long as they are directed against conservatives and their positions.
It’s frustrating, it’s often disgusting, it’s unhelpful, but it’s also true: for political discussion now, the only standard is a double standard.