Monday, June 26, 2017

E Pluribus Unum. Or Not.

E Pluribus Unum. A sentiment as dead as the Latin it's written in.

I'm collecting words that I used to think were universally considered to be virtues, like motherhood and apple pie. You know, words like tolerance, and compromise, and civility. And even kindness. Spoiler alert: many conservatives no longer consider those to be virtues. Now there's another word to add to the growing list: unity.

The Virginia GOP is in disarray. Corey Stewart almost upset Ed Gillespie in the GOP primary for governor.
[Corey] was running as a voice for Trumpism, railing against "illegal immigration," condemning "transgender bathrooms," slamming Gillespie as a "cuckservative," and centering his campaign on an aggressive defense of the state’s Confederate monuments and memorials.
Source: Slate.
After losing, Corey said, "This fight will continue, and I'll continue to fight as long as you'll fight with me. There's one word you'll never hear from me, and that's 'unity.' "

Unity. Another dirty word for today's GOP.

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