I wonder whether the Las Vegas newspaper’s political columnist will go to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia next week and denigrate, contradict and call every speaker a liar on the front page, as he does with Republicans in Cleveland?
Today’s installment starts with a snipe at a Florida representative who wants to wean the nation off welfare because he once briefly was on food stamps. It then called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments on not filling a Supreme Court vacancy “possibly the lowest point of the convention thus far.” Then Ben Carson was called a liar with this self-contradictory commentary:
Hillary Clinton is not a follower of Lucifer, as Carson implied when it was his turn to speak at the big podium. It’s true that Clinton may have studied “Rules for Radicals,” a book by community organizer Saul Alinsky, which was dedicated to Lucifer, “the original radical.” But that’s a long walk around the block to imply that Clinton is the enemy of all good Christian values. (“I’m not politically correct,” Carson warned the crowd at the start of his remarks. Or even correct, for that matter.)
It concludes by suggesting Hillary Clinton would “govern cautiously as a moderate-to-liberal, modern Democrat,” as if that were a good thing.
The previous day’s column pilloried the mother of one of those killed in Benghazi, who dared to blame Clinton. “Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not,” the column quoted the mother as saying, followed by the commentary, “She may be right, although not in the way she intended.”
The tone in Philly will doubtlessly be one of brotherly love, if the owner of the paper can stand it that long.