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August 24, 2020

It has been said, rather accurately I think, that politics is the number one spectator sport in the United States. I’m looking forward to seeing how this will be spun. Short version: Richard Spencer (you know, the racist pig who was a figurehead of the white nationalist movement) has endorsed Joe Biden for president.

Let me be clear. I am not asserting, or even hinting at an assertion, that Joe Biden is a racist or endorses anything Spencer has said in the past. Instead, I want to focus on the tendency to claim that an endorsement by some controversial (or objectionable) person or group proves that “the other guy” is obviously bad. Oh, and to prove that he is not bad, he must, every time he opens his mouth, repudiate the bad thing. In my lifetime, Democrats have been very good at using endorsements of Republicans as weapons. I’m just curious to see how this one plays out. Will Biden and his supporters repudiate loudly and often, or will they insist that Spencer’s few, vague tweets amount to a wholesale change in what he believes?

Politicians are scum.

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