Skip to comments.This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity
Posted on 10/05/2019 11:36:57 PM PDT by Windflier
Trumps 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Evan Sayet in his article "He Fights"
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if Im not bothered by Donald Trumps lack of decorum. They ask if I dont think his tweets are beneath the dignity of the office.
Heres my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship.
Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized collegiality as John McCain?
We tried propriety has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?
And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
I dont find anything dignified, collegial or proper about Barack Obamas lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.
I dont see anything dignified in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.
I dont see anything statesman-like in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.
Yes, Obama was articulate and polished but in no way was he in the least bit dignified, collegial or proper.
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the 60's. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war theyve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one the violent take-over of the universities till today.
The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.
With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America s first wartime president in the Culture War.
During wartime, things like dignity and collegiality simply arent the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.
Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.
Lincoln rightly recognized that, I cannot spare this man. He fights.
General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Trump is fighting. And whats particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommels, hes shouting, You magnificent bastards, I read your book!
That is just the icing on the cake, but its wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, hes defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinskys Rules for Radicals a book so essential to the Liberals war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clintons senior thesis.
It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.
Trumps tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after the fake media and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.
Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as the most powerful weapon of all.... Most importantly, Trumps tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. ... They need to respond.
This leaves them with only two choices. They can either go high (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.
Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obamas close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wrights church.
Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administrations weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administrations cover-up.
So, to my friends on the Left and the #NeverTrumpers as well do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be collegial and dignified and proper? Of course I do.
These arent those times. This is war. And its a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.
So, say anything you want about this president - I get it - he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I dont care. I cant spare this man. He fights for America!
Please pass this on..over and over, and again and again...
But I'm confused by this one statement:
But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Let's see: January 30, 1933 (The "Machtergreifung." Hitler becomes Reichskanzler; the Nazi Party comes to power) plus five decades would take us into the 1980s.
Even if we took 1945 as the base-line, that would only take us into the mid-1990s. Is someone's math wrong here?
My, my...most excellent.
I just might sleep better after reading that.
Good nite all
Thanks Windflier. W can't spare this man -- he fights!
The despicable Cenk Uygur of the `young Turks’ pays PDJT an unintended compliment by calling him the “Deplorables’ middle finger aimed at progressives”.
Nothing like being saluted by one’s enemies!
Which however underscores Trump’s message to his supporters: “It’s not me they’re after, it’s you. I’m just in the way”.
Thank you for posting this Windflier. Excellent summary of how and why our country reached its present condition. At last we have someone who wants to fight back against the leftist destruction of the USA!
And by the way, good to see you posting FRiend!
Thanks for posting.
Confused regarding the Mittens statement. Who would EVER think that? But the other points were well delivered.
Thank you for posting! Excellent :)
I can sum up the popularity of DJT in FOUR words: He keeps his promises.
Donald Trump is a youthful man in his mid-70’s. Why should a POTUS act and sound like an old fart? We can’t have an old man, fuddy-duddy of a President who can’t fight his or her way out of a paper bag! We won’t be making America great again with an old fart for a leader. It’s his youthfulness that they resent and he gets under their skin without even trying...The United States is only 243 years in and is not an old fart of a country like England and France are, so why shouldn’t our President exhibit the youthfulness of the country he leads? Not only is he a great POTUS, he’s a great role model for young American men, whereas the (D) party’s idea of youthfulness is powerfully weak enough to be susceptible to caving in to the intense peer pressure and demands of political correctness.
Yet there was nothing undignified about thrusting a cigar up a young intern in the Oval Office.
Thank you. I’m giving it my best and spitting in the devil’s eye.
And it’s time President Trump’s supporters start doing the same. Call out the leftist...call them what they are, liers haters and communist.....
Good catch. The author’s math is off by at least two decades.
This is the explanation for Trump’s popularity: TRUTH!
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