Some of my friends have actually disowned me over my support of Donald Trump.
I know, this is preposterous sounding and when my “friends” behave this way, it always surprises me, it always catches me across the face like I have been slapped for no reason and because every single one of these people are old enough, and supposedly mature enough, and appear intelligent enough, to know better, so, it is hard to know what to say to them when they violate every norm of decent and mannered behavior and speech.
I have friends, who were in very high government positions — for decades — that have called for everything up to and including violence against the President. This is not hyperbole.
In years past they would have lectured me on why that is an inappropriate action — if the tables had been turned — and I was judging them for their political belief or advocating illegal and/or unethical protests against any other political party and/or candidate.
And that is what we are experiencing in this country — the Democrats, and the media — really don’t think Trump, despite his lawful election, should be allowed to continue as President.
These people, don’t see the contradiction in their position.
It is impossible to fulfill that wish, the impeachment of President Trump; after Special Council Robert Mueller and AG Bill Barr both found no crime, without very badly impinging on the civil rights of the majority of the American people in 30 out of 50 states.
Those 30 out of 50 state majorities voted for him. Those are Americans, who understand their rights, that voted for him. Those Americans who did not, or did not vote — do not have the constitutional right to deny those that did — their choice.
That would be electoral fraud, sedition, and treason and would trigger repercussions.
The Civil War’s trigger was the first Republican’s (Abraham Lincoln) election. The irony of Trump’s election following that of Barack Obama’s, will not be lost on the history books of the future, which will also have to mention that it is now mathematically established — that millions of Americans voted for both candidates — supported both candidates, and still see no contradiction in this.
It’s almost like the American electorate, instinctively understand you cannot steer a boat down the middle of the channel, it’s necessary to first turn one way and then back the other to actually stay in the middle. And even though the boat is now steering against Obama’s wake, the American people are still open-minded, especially the Trump people.
These pro-Trump people were also waiting for the Mueller report by the way.
They weren’t in the room with Trump and Putin, they know this, and even though the idea that Trump colluded with Putin seemed absurd to them — they were also waiting to hear the results. I support Trump but if he had colluded with Russia, I would not anymore — of course. I’m an American first, it’s not in my interest to support Trump if he is doing anything other than working for me.
Mueller was using high pressure, raids, hundreds of subpeona’s and access to every witness he and his team wanted — if Trump was dirty — Mueller would have found it — and the Republicans, and others, that backed Trump are thrilled to have this report as proof they were right.
They took a chance and Trump has repaid them for it.
Last night at a rally in Green Bay Wisconsin — he invited Sarah Sanders on the stage and let her talk for a while — and then joked with her as she left the stage “You’re Fired” which was all great brand building for her.
The crowd was going wild with cheers of “Sarah, Sarah.”
She took a chance on Trump and he is dutifully repaying her. It’s why I love the guy, even though people hate me for it, when I see him up there on the dais, building her brand, taking the love motivated extra step to bring her out into — the giant love fest — his rallies are, it pleases me. I love her honest and straight forward delivery and I’m glad Trump can clearly also see how special she is.
I believe Sarah Sanders is more popular nationally and has better name recognition, than all of the following; Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasi-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and of course, the warhorse herself, Hillary Clinton.