If you hadn’t already seen, Trump is getting raked over the internet coals today for his latest ride on the Andrew Jackson thought train. I can’t say it was smooth ride, but it honestly wasn’t the silliest thing he ever said.
The offense taken by the professional offended class was, specifically, his questioning why the Civil War had to happen when America had a great President like Andrew Jackson several decades prior who could’ve easily stopped such a tragedy.
Look, i’m no special pleader for Trump. I quite honestly have no idea what point he was trying to get across. My best guess is he has been thumbing through the pages of his Andrew Jackson biography (signed, your buddy, Steve Bannon) and attempting to invoke some of his thoughts into the conversation.
Whatever dude, I don’t care about your love affair with Andrew Jackson.
Just drain the swamp, already.
More curious to me is the reaction from the American left. Apparently they’re ‘puzzled’ and ‘outraged’ that Trump would suggest the Civil War could’ve been avoided. Of course, those of us sitting at the adult table understand why the Civil War happened, what led to it, what the outcome was, and a lot of other relevant information that can all be described as history.
Conservatives know these things because we love our country and we’ve taken a special interest in it. That is, after all, the only way to learn American history in 2017 since most public schools are instead teaching ‘social studies’ and trickling in a minimum of America-Sucks 101.
The Democrat left rejects our history entirely. The left rejects our Judeo-Christian founding, our system of checks and balances, all of the rights described in the Declaration and manifested in the Constitution, and virtually everything else that just could have ever been described as ‘pro-America’.
So how on earth do they get away with this garbage? They love to call Trump a con artist, but their entire worldview is one of lies, conformity, and subjugation.
The left doesn’t think a single course in American History is necessary to get a freaking history degree from George Washington University. Should we have to say more than that to win this one?
So it’s no wonder that we as conservatives are unamused by their incoherent dribble, regardless of how unnecessary Trump’s comments were. It’s all just a distraction designed to keep the narrative alive and well.
There are easily a thousand other reasons this is another steaming pile of hypocritical outrage, but what’s the point in addressing it for the next three days? It isn’t very effective in changing hearts and minds. Most of America doesn’t realize this ‘breaking news’ is even being circulated because they’re watching baseball and trying to get their kids to finish their damn fish-sticks.
** Side note, do kids still eat fish sticks? I haven’t seen a fish stick in twenty years.
If you do feel so compelled and decide anyway to engage the left on this ridiculous non-controversy, you’ll get nothing but a headache out of it which will go away just in time for the next manufactured outrage of the day to storm the stage and start the process all over again.
How dare Trump question why the civil war had to happen? Is he some kind of idiot!?
Wait, aren’t you the same crowd who condemns America for dropping the nuclear bombs to defeat Imperial Japan? And for leveling cities controlled by ISIS? Or putting sanctions on terrorist states like Iran? You guys hate it when America leads.
Shut up, you fascist!
Fascist? Isn’t it your crowd the one burning buildings down become some blond chick wants to come give a speech on a college campus? You know, the ones in the masks inciting violence?
No way man, (bong hit), don’t be an idiot. That’s all FAKE NEWS!
Ok, but there are pictures and they look more like domestic terrorists than anti-fascists to me, so…
Whatever man, Trump sucks. You must be a Russian-bot. You don’t believe in democracy!
Well actually, our Republic has a pretty clear and simple set of laws that must be followed and maintained or our liberties could be in jeopardy, but your blue states keep claiming ‘sanctuary status’ and nullifying federal law, so who are the ones threatening democracy here?
HAHAHA! You are such a wingnut! You’ve been watching too much Faux News!
It’s exhausting. It’s nonsense. It doesn’t make a difference.
In fact, I think there is definitely something to the idea that well funded leftist groups are using social media to balloon their presence and make a few look like many. The psychological effects of this are real and obvious. Why wouldn’t they be doing this if they’re also paying protestors? Internet trolling must surely take less manpower, less money, and less time.
I think the best thing we as conservatives can do is ignore it as often as possible. We have enough problems with our own party who, unsurprisingly, can’t seem to pass a budget for a lemonade stand startup, let alone repeal Obamacare or defund Planned Parenthood after promising to do so over, and over, and over…
So forget the leftists for now. Don’t punch down. They’re maniacs. Worry about cleaning out our own feckless, worthless, spineless, terrible good-for-nothing Republican controlled House.
I suspect that’s what Old Hickory would do, for what it’s worth. But I don’t dare take an opinion in that arena until the smoke clears.
Oh, and it is our House, Dems, because you couldn’t get elected dog catcher these days.
Figured i’d remind you.