What Roseanne tweeted was wrong. There’s no way around it. As Trump supporters, we shouldn’t play mental gymnastics trying to justify it. Come on. Wrong is wrong.

It’s time for Final Thoughts.

Whether or not it was intended as a joke, what Roseanne tweeted about Valerie Jarrett was indefensible. Roseanne knows it, admitted it, and apologized for it. I give her credit for that. She even asked fellow conservatives not to defend her - and she’s right on the money.

But look, we all know the media double standard applies here. I get why some of you are outraged Roseanne’s show was canceled over a tweet, while other so-called comedians – some of whom work for ABC, Roseanne’s network - have said and done despicable things.


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Who could forget Jimmy Kimmel’s blackface comedy act, or his mocking of Melania Trump’s accent? And another ABC personality - Joy Behar - likening Christianity to mental illness? Meantime, over at HBO, what about Bill Maher’s use of the “n” word? And then there’s the vulgar Samantha Bee over at TBS. She was just forced to apologize after stooping to a vile new low by calling Ivanka Trump the C-word – the most disgusting of all profanities for women.

These are all examples of wrong and offensive speech. But it’s the pro-Trump conservatives who must walk the plank into professional purgatory, while those on the left are given a pass, and move on.

We all know it, and it’s frustrating. BUT here’s the deal: We know we’re held to a different standard. We must rise to the occasion, and act the right way. The last thing we should do is lower our standards, even when the left gets away with lowering theirs. Our words, actions and ideas are more powerful when we can stand behind them.

I know this from experience. I’ve said and tweeted a couple things I’m not proud of. I won’t sit here and try to justify those missteps.

Instead, I took ownership. I will never apologize for speaking the truth. But I will always apologize when I mess up.

I think canceling the Roseanne show over a tweet may be a bit of an over-reaction. But that’s not my call.

I don’t think we should nail Roseanne the person to the cross for this, either. She is paying the price, and fully accepts the consequences. That’s why we’ll forgive her.

And to those on the left, and in the mainstream media, trying to use Roseanne as a caricature of all Trump supporters, shame on you. Many of us have denounced what she said - which has nothing to do with our party, our movement, or our true beliefs. 

We aren’t perfect. But most of us do know right from wrong.

Those are my Final Thoughts. From LA, God Bless and take care.


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