One actress's tweet apologizing to Iran for the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani might be dismissed as an oddity. But what if Rose McGowan's sentiments are echoed "by nearly all the Democrats on the campaign trail and by virtually every Middle East specialist in the media and in academia?"
At National Review, Campus Watch fellow A.J. Caschetta examined the phenomenon of Soleimani's "postmortem fan-club," who regaled the American public with "somber, cliché-ridden eulogies range from stupid Twitter commentary to well-written articles." These paeans were filled "with praise for Soleimani, unalloyed contempt for Donald Trump, and dire predictions of retribution in the days ahead."
The Hollywood script of Trump as bumbling reactionary is more honed among the professoriate, but the elements are the same. It follows well-established patterns developed during the Reagan and both Bush presidencies. ...
From the squad to the quad, contempt for Donald Trump has led many to "respond . . . with immediate causticness, getting all chummy with the enemy of my enemy," as Jack Fowler put it. Some of them can't help themselves (who expects restraint from Alec Baldwin?), but others should know better.
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