In light of today’s insane breaking news about Jussie Smollett, along with the fact that Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam is still in office, this tweet from Cam Edwards is absolutely spot on:
To be fair, you can also be a straight white guy who wore blackface and not have to face any political consequences too.
But you've gotta be a lefty. That's the key here. https://t.co/lWrWOTPGam
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) March 26, 2019
Is this not the truth?
Furthermore, is it not the weirdest thing when you find yourself agreeing with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on how this case played out?
.@ChicagosMayor on Jussie Smollett:
"This is a person who has been let off scot-free. You have a person using hate crime laws to advance your career. Is there no decency in this man?" pic.twitter.com/MLXAYxcrE0
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 26, 2019
And…. David Axelrod??
Unless some better explanation surfaces, here’s the lesson of this weird turn in the Smollett case:
You can contrive a hate crime, make it a national news, get caught and-if you are a well-connected celebrity-get off for $10K and have your record expunged and files sealed.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 26, 2019
While it’s not exactly breaking news that a Democrat in Chicago can get away with breaking the law, that this was such a high profile case – and one that seemed pretty clear cut fairly early on – amplifies that fact hundredfold.
Man, when the mayor of Chicago says you're too corrupt to be acceptable…
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 26, 2019
Also think about this: Do you think the people celebrating Smollett’s “victory” against the Chicago PD would be so elated if charges had been dropped against a white guy who had perpetrated a hate crime hoax and falsely blamed two black guys?
— Empire Writers (@EmpireWriters) March 26, 2019
— Will. Power (@KIR_bigg50) March 26, 2019
There would be a national outcry and 24-7 news coverage featuring our intellectual betters on the left dropping the hammer down on “white privilege.”
Do you think Ralph Northam would still be the governor of Virginia if he was a Republican? Of course he wouldn’t be.
As Red State‘s Bonchie noted earlier, there are definitely two justice systems in America: One for the privileged, and one for the not so privileged. But that doesn’t just apply to people with money, power, and influence.
It also applies to Democrats and other garden-variety liberals … in the justice system and – thanks to “journalists” like CNN‘s Brian Stelter – in the court of public opinion, too.
—Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–