Everybody Stinks and Everything's Great

If Cognitive Dissonance were a terminal condition, we'd all be dead.

This is a week in which just about everyone in our public political life covered himself in shame. And things are going better for the country than they have in years.

Donald Trump retweeted unsubstantiated videos of Muslim mayhem put out by a far-right British group. And yes, Muslim mayhem is a world-class problem. And yes, Trump has done the world a favor by shattering the politically correct ban on saying so. But that's exactly why he has to maintain credibility on the issue and check his sources before he hits the damn button. It was careless and stupid and did the cause no good.

Democrats in Congress seem to be sheltering one sex pest after another. Senator Al Franken pretends to apologize for what he pretends not to remember doing. Congressman James Clyburn slandered John Conyers' accusers because they're white. Nancy Pelosi says Conyers shouldn't resign because he's an icon but should resign because when she said he shouldn't she made a fool of herself. They're disgusting, the lot of them.

Which is not to say Republicans are blameless. In Alabama, Roy Moore claimed the plausible charges he pestered young girls are part of a conspiracy of gays, lesbians and transgenders. What a fraud this clown is! And who's he running against? A guy who thinks it's okay to kill babies in the womb even after they're viable — which to my mind makes him an American psycho. So... see you, Alabama voters. Wouldn't want to be you.

In our courts, both the alleged Benghazi mastermind Ahmed Abu Khattala and allegedly homicidal illegal immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate avoided murder convictions. The first should never have been tried in civilian court; the second would not have been in the country at all if it weren't for San Francisco's illegal sanctuary stance. Everybody who had anything to do with these outcomes is awful.