IT’S AMERICA THAT MATTERS IN
THIS REFERENDUM ON TRUMP
As the old saying puts it…
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
After startling revelations about the extent of Joe Biden’s personal and familial corruption, scant attendance at his campaign events, his multiple cognitive lapses, the ongoing transparent exertions by news media, polling organizations, and social networks to obscure his crimes and keep his somnambulant campaign afloat, here’s what may be the ultimate cup of political lemonade…
Biden’s greatest strength is that he’s “refreshingly boring.”
Writing in the U.S. edition of the British current affairs journal, The Week, Kansas-based lefty commentator Joel Mathis reflected on the recent Trump and Biden TV town halls…
“…a contrast between the two presidential candidates was clear. Biden was, in the view of many observers, ‘refreshingly boring,’ giving expansive and wonky answers to voter questions ….
“Joe Biden didn’t always acquit himself well during his town hall …. But he didn’t argue with anybody. He didn’t have to disavow any conspiracy theories. He wasn’t disrespectful. Frankly, it was kind of a relief.”
Mathis asserted that to any viewers who switched back and forth, such contrast would have revealed that…
“…Trumpism, to the extent it exists, doesn’t really have an agenda beyond the president’s self-aggrandizement. It’s basically a mishmash of racism, grievances, and whatever else sticks on any given day — a pose, a politically incorrect attitude, more than any coherent set of ideas.”
Indeed, according to Mathis, people are finally realizing that…
“America got a shock jock for president, a provocateur more adept at putting on a good show than at making the trains run on time.”
The article thus provides insight into what Democrats are trying to make out of their lemon of a candidate — that slightly doddering, deeply compromised political hack…
If elected, Biden will be a kind of latter-day Calvin Coolidge, silent and soothing.
Never mind Kamala Harris and the whole menu of collectivist programs ready for enactment. Never mind the push for Corporate Socialism that’s behind all the big-bucks financial backing and media cover-ups. Never mind those Black Shirt BLM and Antifa types tearing through the streets of our cities, physically assaulting Trump supporters and anyone else who isn’t on the Marxist bandwagon.
Good old Joe from Scranton is “refreshingly boring,” just the sort of “relief” America has been longing for.
You really can’t make this stuff up.
We’re now less than two weeks from an election which everyone agrees will impact America profoundly. For the Left, as much as for the Right, this is seen as good-vs.-evil time. Yet a deep ambivalence about Joe Biden persists — rather like 2016, when enthusiasm about both Hillary and The Donald was extremely muted.
For his part, it must be said that Trump has overcome this.
Oh, plenty of people hate him, don’t get me wrong. But a lot of folks who originally couldn’t stomach his bombast and his abrasive personality — folks who thought they’d never ever ever support him — have awakened to the fact that he’s delivered on so many of his promises. Indeed, Trump’s core of active supporters has never been larger or more motivated.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, he didn’t make Mexico pay for the wall. But people always dismissed that as mere Trumpian hyperbole.
The fact is that the wall is being built. In fits and starts, to be sure, as Progressives try to block each new section with every injunction they can wrench from every leftist judge between here and San Francisco. But it is being built.
And of course, there’s the Supreme Court, which Trump is recalibrating to a truly historic degree.
And the economic boom (if somewhat interrupted by the COVID lockdown), a record-setting period of growth for which Biden laughingly tries to take credit.
And the new accommodation between Israel and its Arab enemies, brokered by Trump and his son in law, which Biden and his enablers and leftist Jewish organizations try to ignore.
And an energetic defense of religious liberty and the pro-life cause which no one predicted would have been taken up so energetically by such a worldly figure as Donald Trump (with so morally conflicted a personal background).
And there’s a whole lot more.
All of this is what Joe Biden’s “refreshingly boring” persona is supposed to counter?
Joe Biden is irrelevant.
Everybody expects that he wouldn’t be serving as President for very long if he was elected. At most, he’d be a placeholder, eased out as his personal faculties continued to decline. Nancy Pelosi’s blather about the 25th Amendment makes that clear.
This election is about Donald Trump. It’s a referendum on The Donald. Nobody is voting for Joe Biden. They’re voting either for or against Trump. Sometimes they’re choosing reluctantly, but they’re choosing.
Through that choice, the American people will decide the future of our nation. Because Trump represents the continuation of America’s traditional approach to constitutional governance and personal liberty.
Admittedly, it’s an approach that hasn’t worked perfectly. In fact, it’s created large gaps in personal success and wellbeing. But it’s given more freedom and greater security to more people than any other political / economic system in history.
The alternative is a blind dive into authoritarian control and ideological delusion — all the wicked stuff we thought we had defeated when the Soviet Union came crashing down.
In this year when we’ve been examining the things that matter — whether Black lives, all lives, or whatever — the bottom line is that it’s America that matters.
Go save the nation.
Spit out the lemonade, and vote for Donald Trump.
In the last few days of the campaign, let’s make this meme go viral. Download and post now…
This graphic illustrates the ambivalence about Biden common on the Left. It’s clear he’s viewed as a compromise, and not an especially pleasing one…
The leftist group Roots Action displays its mixed feelings about Joe in this image posted at the head of its website…
Writing on the American Greatness website, historian Victor Davis Hanson notes that Corporate America, the Mainstream Media, and Big Tech have dropped all pretense to ideological evenhandedness in their efforts to cover for Joe Biden…
“…in the climate of the new defiance, the Left now believes that even the appearance of fairness and empirical objectivity is proof of weakness or lack of revolutionary bona fides and fervor.”
They’re biased against Donald Trump, and — By damn! — they’re proud to be so. Check out Hanson’s observations at…
As expressed in the Roots Action graphic (above), the Left’s acceptance of Biden is extremely tentative. Selena Zito, national political reporter for the Washington Examiner, cautions that this election will not end the dissension we’ve experienced in recent months, and notes that if Biden should win, activists will…
“…take their demands to social media, the streets, and to Washington until they get what they want. That is not a threat; that is just a reality. Biden is not the far-Left’s candidate, but he is the means to an end of Trump.”
And if you have any questions about how extreme the Left is, read a fascinating essay on the website of the City of Portland, Oregon, in which Dr. Markisha Smith, director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights, calls for wholesale changes to our Constitution. She argues that the Bill of Rights, in its current form, justifies “…racist, hate-filled acts of violence,” and she asks…
“The founding fathers are long gone — who has replaced them as the monitoring agent? And, does Black life matter enough to make us move bravely and boldly towards something different?”
Writing in Frontpage Magazine, media consultant Don Feder takes a “big picture” view of what the Left intends, and it ain’t pretty…
“Don’t think civil war. Think firing squads, gulags and death camps. Think the Black Lives Matter flag flying over the White House and Capitol.”