By Matthew Boose
For years we have heard from Democrats about the obligation of Republicans to “stand up to Trump.” These lamentations have taken on new fervor since the GOP denied Democrats their latest wish, by voting to acquit Donald Trump of inciting “insurrection.”
Democrats tell us this acquittal was merely the latest attack on democracy by the Republican Party which, we are to believe, has totally devolved into QAnon-inspired “domestic extremism.”
What the Democrats desire is a GOP that is “principled and strong,” as Joe Biden put it.
What they mean by “strong” is a party that does their bidding and, instead of opposing Democrats, stands up against you.
Opposition is an intolerable burden to this Democratic Party. The rest of the country is supposed to understand that the things Democrats want are what everyone should want. This understanding is supposed to be so well-established that only traitors would dare withhold gratification for whatever impulse is moving them at the moment.
Reasons are never supplied, only threats, all amounting to some variation on, “Hey racist dumb people who we hate, do this thing for us right now, or else.” Are we ever allowed to say “no”?
Why should Americans desire uncontrolled mass migration? Who decided that was an incontestable fact of American life?
Why should Trump supporters, whom the Left openly despises and now readily describes as “domestic extremists” deserving to be fired from their jobs, censored, spied on and destroyed by the force of the security state, be upset that Trump was acquitted?
Why should Trump supporters join the Left in grieving an “insurrection” that the Left is using to disingenuously target them?
Why are conservatives required to welcome their persecution?
No one can answer these questions, because they are absurd. Of course, they are not questions that are supposed to be asked in the first place. Conservatives are supposed to accept that they are the bad guys and eventually come around to doing what the Left says.
Don’t Keep Playing a Rigged Game
The impeachment clown show brought this to the fore. Trump’s lawyers did a splendid job rattling off the Left’s long train of abuses, from the “mostly peaceful” riots over the summer to their relentless effort to overthrow Trump, as they spent years defaming him as a Russian agent.
The point they raised was critical, and one that cannot go unaddressed: why are some riots OK, but not others? Why is it fine for some people to question the legitimacy of elections, but not others? Underneath lurks one all-important question: Why must conservatives play this rigged game?
The Left sneered. What Trump’s lawyers had failed to understand is that the Left can never step out of line, and anyone who suggests they have is making a “false equivalence.” Liberals good, conservatives bad. Capisce?
Democrats never have to moderate, only Republicans. The funny thing is, as much as the Left likes to paint the GOP as beholden to “extremists,” it’s hard to think of what more the GOP could do to betray their own voter base. They seldom put up a fight on any issue of consequence to their voters, and they do absolutely nothing to protect them from our hostile ruling class.
Just compare how Republicans responded to the Capitol “insurrection” to how Democrats reacted to the far more extensive, far more destructive Black Lives Matter riots this summer. Not one Democrat has accepted any responsibility for the latter; rather, they seized at the first opportunity to erase those riots from memory, before moving to persecute their political opponents with propaganda, likening Trump’s 74.2 million voters to al-Qaeda.
They didn’t even blink. On the other hand, Republican doofuses fell over themselves to play into the “insurrection” narrative, preparing the noose that Democrats would use to target their voters.
Moments after Trump’s acquittal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for his prosecution. McConnell was also among those Republicans who condemned U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), a freshman lawmaker who, according to propagandists in the mouthbreather media, is a dangerous “extremist” Republicans must expel, for some reason.
True, Greene is an aberration in a sense: she has more courage than most in her party, and shows unconcealed contempt for the Left. That’s against the rules, obviously, and so Democrats hate her. But shouldn’t America be more alarmed, more offended, that mouthbreathers in cable news call for drone strikes on American citizens than they are about some freshman lawmaker’s old Facebook posts?
For leftist propagandists, Greene serves a similar purpose to that of the Proud Boys. It wasn’t Black Lives Matter but the Proud Boys—a trivial group that is threatening to no one—Americans were told to fear this summer, in order to distract them from the “mostly peaceful” riots Democrats still have not acknowledged.
We Are All Extremists Now
The controversy with Greene isn’t really about her, just like the insipid “insurrection” propaganda isn’t about Trump or what he supposedly did. It’s about classifying Trump’s supporters as illegitimate and un-American. Trump, Greene, and anyone who stands up for these people is “the enemy within,” as Nancy Pelosi put it.
Keep in mind, a leftist doesn’t know what a direct answer looks like. They are used to those who tell them what to think rambling on with a wandering non-answer and then tune in to CNN to find out how they should interpret it.
Like a sniveling coward, you now want to tuck tail and run from your statement of believing you have superiority due to your bloodline. Got it.
So you arrive at conclusions based on what I haven’t said? Quite interesting.
Assuming I’m this “person of color” because you say I didn’t say otherwise, please elaborate on how you have “greater stock” than I do.
This really isn’t a trick question. Why are you running from your very own stated convictions?
@Ronald J. Ward:
Where did I said that I have “have superiority” based on my blood line? I never said any such thing but being the lying weasel you are, you twist my response to suit it to your liking. What I said was:
“Well, for one thing, since you on the left put so much stock into skin tone and race, my ancestry gives me greater stock in this land we call the United States of America than it does you.”
I never used the word “superiority>”
Greater stock, i.e. investment, as in ancestral investment. Clearly, you don’t understand English very well. And I don’t run from anything, especially left wing weasels.
Are you a person of color as defined by the left, Ward/AJ? Are you willing to answer that question about your heritage as succinctly as I did?
@Ronald J. Ward:
Oh, GOD! The irony and hypocrisy is astounding!