CNN’s Don Lemon, one of the most despicable people ever to trod the planet, has finally had enough of the riots destroying large swaths of major American cities. But not because of the deaths and injuries they have inflicted on innocent people. Not because people’s livelihoods have been taken from them. Not because so many, minorities and immigrants among them, have had their businesses—and lives—destroyed. Not because of pollution and environmental degradation stemming from the countless fires. Not because of the loss of historical statues and monuments. And certainly not because of the staggering amount of vandalism, theft and looting. No, Lemon has long been untroubled by all of this. He has, in fact, alternately excused and championed the violence for three long months now.
So why did he recently encourage Joe Biden to denounce the riots? Because they (finally!) appear to be beginning to hurt Democrats in the polls, of course. This he cannot countenance. Lemon (pronounced La’ mon) is deeply concerned that Biden’s chances of defeating President Trump will be lessened if he doesn’t make a public call for an end to the rioting and lawlessness. So, in Lemon’s mind, the prudent thing for Biden to do is to pretend to suddenly be appalled at the violence and mayhem (that Democrats’ own policies have engendered). Calculating? Yes. Hypocritical? Yes. Genuine, human, honest? No, no and no.
What’s next? Will Lemon call for Biden to disparage late-term abortions when the next poll finds, as it will, that most Americans are against it? Will he demand that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) renounce terrorism and global Islamic Jihad? Oh, wait, I guess they don’t poll for that.