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As you may have noticed, the most recent target of the leftist nincompoops is Rep. Jim Jordan (R, OH) who has been one of the people in Congress actively working to nail the Deep Staters in the FBI and the Justice Department.

In an attempt to destroy Jordan’s career, they have come up with a bunch of ex-college wrestlers who claim that Jordan, who had been an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State, was aware of the fact that the team doctor enjoyed groping the young jocks but did nothing about it.

Jordan insists he was unaware of what the creep was up to and would have done something if only someone had called the offenses to his attention.

Although the timing of the anti-Jordan campaign is as suspicious as the one that targeted Roy Moore decades after his alleged misbehavior, the most shocking revelation is that a bunch of college wrestlers were such wimps that they let a pervert grope them and didn’t put him in the hospital.

⦿ Commentary magazine, which purports to be the fount of Jewish intellectualism in America, continues to embarrass itself and annoy me.

In a cover article titled “The New Jew Hatred: Left and Right,” James Kirchick took the latest gratuitous swipe at the President, writing: “I do not believe Donald Trump is himself an anti-Semite, if only because anti-Semitism is mainly a preoccupation — as distinct from a prejudice — and Trump is too narcissistic to indulge any preoccupation other than himself. And there is no evidence to suggest that he subscribes to the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories favored by his alt-right supporters. But his casual resort to populism, nativism, and conspiracy theory creates a narrative environment highly favorable to anti-Semites.”

If I read this pretentious verbiage correctly, Trump is not necessarily a Jew-hater, even though his supporters obviously are. But if he’s not actively anti-Semitic, it’s only because he’s so infatuated with himself, he can’t spare the time.

The writers and editors of Commentary are beginning to remind me that in the early years of Hitler’s reign, a great many German Jews secretly agreed with Hitler, assuming his distaste for Jews was limited to those grubby shtetl-dwellers in Poland and Russia. Der Fuhrer certainly couldn’t be referring to themselves — not with their highly-developed appreciation of fine wine, fine art, fine food and Wagnerian operas.

It’s not all that dissimilar from the way that lighter-skinned blacks look down on their darker-hued brethren or that the French look down on, well, everyone.

⦿ One of my constant readers let me know that it bothered him when I wrote “commonsense” as one word. He felt I had fallen prey to the left-wing media who apparently also write it as one word, particularly when they refer to “commonsense gun laws.”

I would hate to think that I am being played like a yoyo by those on the Left, who may know how to spell the word, but clearly possess none of it themselves.

I replied: “I’m glad you finally had a chance to get that off your chest. The chances are that I will continue to write it as one word because I believe that is the way it should be written. In the old days, when the New York Yankees seemed to appear in every World Series, people used to make one word of ‘damn Yankees,’ and rightly so because that is the way it was always said.

“I recall that in the 1950s, John Steinbeck wrote an article in which he bemoaned our surrendering a perfectly fine word, ‘comrade,’ to the Communists. In that same spirit, I refuse to surrender ‘commonsense’ to the Left. They will have to pull it if they can from my cold dead hands.”

In response, my correspondent wrote: “I love you anyway!”

I concluded with: “That’s the spirit. It’s not a question of your losing and my winning…..although that is, of course, how I choose to see it.”

⦿ A reader, knowing of my fondness for Mark Twain, confessed that when he read “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” it made him uncomfortable to have the slave, Jim, referred to as a nigger.

He understood that 150 years ago, that was common usage in much of America, along with darkie, spade, spook and coon, but it bothered him.

Over time, those ugly words morphed into Negroes, then colored, then black and, ultimately, African American, at just about the same time that so many inner-city African Americans unfortunately began behaving like niggers.

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