I’ve become disgusted with the Daily News of late. The newspaper has become a fount of left-wing propaganda, and they seem to believe that there is a special place in Hell set aside for Donald Trump. The other day, Trump surrendered to the reality that running around and deporting all 11,424,767 illegal immigrants is probably not a practical course of action. The News ran an editorial calling him out for flip-flopping on what had been his signature issue.
I’ve gotten to the point where I’m ready to stop reading the News, and it was in that frame of mind that I read the headline on last Friday’s paper:
I was hoping for some cogent analysis of what was wrong with Trump: was there something I was missing?
The article is basically list of the things that the author believes he would be giving up by supporting Trump. The top ten:
- My dignity.
- My self-respect.
- My standing among family and friends, black or white, and anyone who has ever held me in high regard.
- My future.
- My children’s future.
- Their children’s future.
- My mind.
- My soul.
- All rational thought.
- My lunch.
While it would be fun to ridicule this list, that isn’t my point. The items that the author believes that he will lose by supporting Trump all relate to his feelings, and only very indirectly, if at all, to the candidate’s policy positions. The author has come to believe that Trump is a dangerous bigot, and there is probably nothing that Trump could do or say to change his mind.
In fairness, it’s probably true that Trump’s candidacy, by going beyond the bounds of politically correct discourse, has encouraged the genuine bigots who are out there: they believe they’ve found a friend. But that can’t be helped: if not for Trump, the bigots might have latched onto Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush.
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Yesterday’s News put forward the notion that ISIS would rather see Trump become President, because they believe that a President Trump wouldn’t know what to do with them.
OK, this one I will ridicule:
- ISIS is, supposedly, the enemy. Why would we seriously believe their opinions on the American political process? There is such a thing as disinformation.
- Our ‘strong and competent’ leadership has been running around and chasing their tails for three years or so now, with very little to show for it.
- The solution to ISIS is, in fact, simple. We created ISIS when we wanted to go after the Syrian government, but there was no political appetite for direct military action. So we armed ‘the moderate rebels’ instead. We need to stop doing things like that.