The man is not in his right mind. Compare the Donald Trump of 1999 who talked to Tim Russert about North Korea with the current President. They are not the same man. It is Invasion of the Brain Snatchers. The current President is not so much the President of the United States as he is a C-List actor doing a Spaghetti Western impression of what a President of the United States might sound and act like.
The rest of the world is looking on this with amazement and, in some quarters, delight.
What ISIS plots are ongoing while the nation is distracted. Al Qaeda was able to bomb, plot, and re-bomb the World Trade Center while the United States was distracted by a stained blue dress and then hanging chads. What can ISIS do with our present distractions?
The left is leaving no ground to compromise on this issue. They will leave no Confederate monument in the ground. And with no room to compromise I suspect they will not like it when very many Americans who may not care for the President wind up standing with him against the left. And the left can scream and cry bigotry all they want, but they will thankfully be shut out of power for another electoral cycle.
American leftists have decided if you are not with them, you are evil and worth silencing. They will allow no alternative opinions and they will allow no dissent. They will not even allow people the courtesy of neutrality. So the average American will probably give them an electoral middle finger, deservedly so.
Like it or not, the President made some fair and reasonable points in yesterday’s press conference. That the media melted down over them says more about the press than the President and suggests the media will yet again misjudge the lay of the political landscape.
When Jared Kushner went before the Senate, Donald Trump’s evangelical super very best friends rushed out with coordinated statements saying Kushner is a great guy. When Trump defended Planned Parenthood, they defended Trump. Some of them even defended his Access Hollywood tape.
So where are they now? Will they dare come out to defend the President’s moral equivocating? Or will they have the decency to publicly, even if diplomatically, suggest the President got it wrong. My guess is that they will use the President’s most recent statement to claim he got it right, but everyone needs to notice that they were silent on Saturday.
They were silent in their pulpits. Well, not all of them. Franklin Graham had the audacity to defend the President’s Saturday comments on his Facebook page.
There have been far more conservatives willing to call out the alt right than there have been progressives calling out the alt-left.
Part of the left labeling all conservatives as bigots or enablers of bigots and all leftwing activists as moral crusaders includes prominent reporters in the mainstream media. Already, what happened in Charlottesville and its aftermath have received equal or more prominent coverage than James Hodgekinson’s mass assassination attempt. Much of the press corps and major voices on the left see no difference between conservatives and white supremacists. To them, Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is as much a bigot as Richard Spencer. Spencer, they think, wants to advance the white race, and Moore, they think, wants to advance Christofascist radicals.
They have lost their ability to distinguish because they see anyone to right of them as equally awful.