Comparing the Red Hen – where a owner politely ejected someone who has lied over and over again for appalling purposes – to a man who stands AGAINST civility and always has been (right from his initial announcement to run) is simply a false equivalency.
I am very, very tired of the “well, both sides do it!” meme. It simply isn’t true, and it serves the GOP’s intention of moving the Overton Window farther and farther away.
At one time, the John Birch views were considered outside the pale of the GOP. Birch’s views — funded by the Koch brothers — are now mainstream or even conservative within the GOP. They have come out and openly supported the kind of isolationism and anti-immigrant stance associated with the pro-Nazi, isolationist America First organization back before WWII. (Yes, the title of Trump’s policy as “America First” is no accident. His father was a member of the KKK, remember.)
Meanwhile, the most “left” person the Democrats have provided — Bernie Sanders is merely another New Dealer, which used to be the mainstream of the Democratic party, which means IT has moved to the right as well. He’s no socialist, as he claims – he’s a social democrat. He’s about as socialist as Winston Churchill, who strongly supported the development of universal healthcare in the UK (look it up if you don’t believe me).
Claiming that the ACTUAL NAZIs running as part of the GOP are the equivalent of a 78-year-old woman of color who rightly calls out an openly racist political party is simply nonsense.