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Marquess of Queensberry Gets Destroyed by Conor McGregor

Posted by on | August 12, 2019 | Comments Off

Here’s EJ Montini’s take on the El Paso shooting.

 Marquess of Queensberry Gets Destroyed by Conor McGregorBefore heading back to the White House Sunday on a weekend in which there were two mass shootings leaving 29 dead and scores injured, President Donald Trump said, “Hate has no place in our country, and we’re going to take care of it.”

Great.

You first, Mr. President.

Now here’s Bob Robb’s take on the El Paso shooting. 

 Marquess of Queensberry Gets Destroyed by Conor McGregorThe actions and words of those who separate themselves from our polity are not caused by, nor reflect upon, those who advance political objectives through peaceful political activity, even if there is some ostensible overlap in the objectives.

What the heck is that?  Seriously? Sadly, Bob Robb probably wrote that paragraph in response to the Montini column.  Montini is linking Trump’s rhetoric to the El Paso shooter’s motives.  Robb is rebutting that argument with prose that looked fresh in 1955.  I bet he hit “send” on that column and said to himself “Ha, take that EJ.”

Folks like Phil Boas like to point to Bob Robb and claim that the Republic is balanced. Sure, they have Laurie Roberts and EJ Montini–the team of left and lefter.  But that pair is balanced by the mighty Bob Robb.  I’m sure, that in an Arizona Republic conference room Bob Robb runs circles around Montini.  Robb’s understanding of economics and history are unsurpassed.   Robb’s columns are thoughtful and well crafted.  I ran into Bob Robb once when our kids were trying out for Little League and Robb was in the stands reading a copy of the Economist.  I’m sure that he can quote Hayek and Adam Smith.  I bet he can diagram the sentences of Proust.

Montini spends his waking hours scouring hard left websites and spews out leftist dogma in column after column and tweet after tweet. 

Robb would be a fantastic addition to a Libertarian think tank or perhaps the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal.  However, as a columnist, his erudite 1950s style is getting destroyed.  The Republic needs to find someone who can fight in this arena or just give up and acknowledge that they are a deep blue paper in a fairly red state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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