Wonderful piece today by the inestimable Don Surber titled, “Why the Resistance Is Futile“. The heart of Mr. Surber’s piece is this quote:
The Times approach to Trump supporters was laughably offensive. It reported, “In interviews across the country over the last few days, dozens of Trump voters, as well as pollsters and strategists, described something like a bonding experience with the president that happens each time Republicans have to answer a now-familiar question: ‘How can you possibly still support this man?'”
Buried in Paragraph 26 was the answer, from John Westling, 70, of Princeton, Minnesota, who said, “Let’s see. Economy booming, check. Unemployment down, check. Border security being addressed, check. Possible end to the Korean War that started when I was 3 years old, 68 years ago, check.”
Actions are more important than Words.
The press is made up of wordsmiths. This is why most of them do not get it.
And Democrats are word people. This is why most of them don’t get it.
Wordsmiths are inordinately popular with the Left. Intelligence is measured largely by glibness. To a Lefty, quick, sharp retorts are evidence of deep thoughts. Why was Obama worshipped? It wasn’t for his policy positions. His were largely standard, well-worn Lefty tropes expressed as lies intended to lull the ignorant into ignoring their consequences (“If you like your doctor…“, etc.,). No, he was thought to be highly intelligent by his supporters even though his intellectual achievements are unknown (or, kept secret). But, he was glib and he was articulate. Sarah Palin, she of the mama-bear metaphor, was surely no wordsmith of Obama’s caliber. So, she was reviled by the Left probably because her policy positions were simple, clear, conscise, and coherent. No big words.
And then there is Trump. A man whose word salads are comprehensible only because he repeats them 6 ways to Sunday – each time different.
Mr. Surber cites 6 reasons why resistence is futile, but the best is this, the fifth reason why the Left’s machinations are futile.
5. President Trump … is not Hitler. In no way, shape, or form is he. The pile of profane pejoratives is staggering. Calling him a cock holster and his daughter the C-word on national television makes him the victim, and totally blows away any argument that he is a despot because if he were both Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee would be pushing up daisies.
Of course the 6th reason is wonderfully snarky and historically accurate.
6. The Tea Party was American. The Resistance was French.
Please read the whole thing