Trump part N (with N large)

I admit to being fascinated by Donald Trump and his rise. I really never expected that he’d make it this far; I really didn’t believe that he was interested.

Some intellectual conservatives have a real problem with him. He has no governing experience, nor knowledge of policy details; people are really voting on a personality that they like, and that is about it. And his crudeness, which would have been viewed as being “unpresidential” at one time, is actually seen as an asset.

And yes, Trump does bring out the worst in the opposition:

Getting the Chicago news, though, gives me a strongly pro-Trump feeling. These left-wing demonstrators tried to shut down an American presidential candidate’s speech during the campaign — and they succeeded, through an implicit threat of violence. People who support Trump drove hours to hear him talk, and they were denied their constitutional rights by left-wing hotheads who believe that they are so righteous that they don’t have to observe basic civility. You come to a Trump rally and you start flipping people off? You should not be surprised if you get a sock in the face.

What happened tonight in Chicago is why we need Trump, as obnoxious as he is, to keep going. I am not a Trump supporter, and I reject much of his rhetoric. But he has a right to give a speech, even an obnoxious speech, without it being interrupted by demonstrators. All of us do. Trump is revealing how impossible it is to have a normal democracy with the activist left, who think their crying need for “safe spaces” gives them the right to silence their opponents.

No. This political correctness needs to be opposed, and it needs to be opposed with force. I don’t know why the police couldn’t handle this situation, but they had better be on it in the future, because many Americans will not stand for this. What those protesters have done tonight is create a lot more Trump voters out of people who are sick and tired of privileged leftists using thug tactics to silence their opponents.

And it genuinely disgusts me that so many of my current (and former) “lefty” friends approve of this.

One more point though: right wing political correctness is no good either. I do NOT see Donald Trump and his supporters as being champions of free all.


June 1, 2016 - Posted by | politics, politics/social, social/political | , ,

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