President Donald Trump is far from perfect as a man. He has a history of behavior that has been less than flattering to his character, but he also has a record of incredible achievement and a fearless attitude. It was because of his accomplishment and his ‘in your face’ approach to those who take a swing at him that he won the race for the White House.
But some of the columnists at “Redstate” online, in particular, Susan Wright, cannot move past the fact that Trump won the presidency. From the get-go Erick Erickson’s online conservative blogsite for right of center columnists has catered to anti-Trump opinion makers. Erickson was a vocal opponent of Trump’s nomination.
While Erickson has reconciled with the fact that Trump won the election, Wright seems to delight in stewing in her own bitter anti-Trump juices. Her predictable anti-Trump commentaries are frequent and riddled with half-truths to support her “get Trump” agenda. Although I find most of her columns to be annoying, I am curious as to how far this gumby-like woman is willing to stretch. So, I continue to punish myself with her rants against Trump.
My annoyance with her is not as a result of my devotion to President Trump. I am a hesitant Trump supporter having voted for him because of my intense dislike for the despicable Hillary Clinton and my hopes that Trump will save the Supreme Court. I give Trump the benefit of the doubt until he gives me reason not to do so. I also give Trump latitude with which to learn from his own mistakes as long as I sense his sincerity.
President Trump has a mess to deal with, which was created by not only Barack Obama and the Democrats but by the Republican Washington Establishment. He has made remarkable progress in his almost one hundred days in office. But Wright continues to focus on non-issues or her conjured up concerns.
The headlines on “Redstate” this morning read, “Trump Wants Tax Day Protesters Investigated.” Sounds dictatorial, doesn’t it? And that’s exactly what Wright wanted the readers to believe when they read the headline.
Except for the fact that she wasn’t telling the truth with her headline, it sounded ominous. The truth is that Trump tweeted, “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over.”
The specifics of the tweet were the words, “who paid for the rallies.” Anyone who has been paying attention to politics and the anti-Trump rallies understands to what Trump is referring. The rallies springing up to demand his income tax returns are not spontaneous rallies. They are not even about his income tax returns.
These rallies are orchestrated protests paid for by George Soros, and the actors are paid protesters rather than average Americans wanting to see Trump’s taxes. Trump merely wants it made public that the protests are not of grass roots origin.
When the Left lost the argument about Trump’s involvement with the Russians, they had no place to go. They went to the only haven they knew where they could question Trump’s legitimacy, and that was on his non-public tax returns.
And Newsflash to Susan Wright and the Left; Donald Trump won the election. He is the President of the United States, and he is not obliged to show you Trump-haters anything that is not mandated for him to show you.
Wright described Trump’s tweet as “Somewhere in his mind, he thought being president meant that everyone would love him, and there would be no dissent ever again. And then he assumed the job and his fantasy of the job didn’t align with the reality. Such is the cognitive dissonance going on in Trump’s brain, regarding this lack of love he’s feeling, that he lashed out at weekend protesters who took to the streets to demand he finally release his tax returns. What you don’t do, Donnie, is threaten to ‘look into’ or crack down on those people who chose to spend their Saturday protesting. Something about the government not to prohibit the citizens to peaceably assemble or petitioning the government for redress of grievances.”
Wow! Gumby Wright had to stretch pretty darn far to link Trump to a “crack down” and to disallowing citizens from assembling in protest. He wants it made public that Soros is behind the protests. And I don’t blame him.
We want the truth, Gumby, not your Trump-hating version of cognitive dissonance.