AN ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTION
I have no idea who wrote this about President Trump’s lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship. It came to me via the internet through a friend. It is presented here slightly edited and shortened:
Friends often ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”
We on the right have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?
We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?
And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, Progressives have been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky….
I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson…to ramp up racial hatreds because those hatreds served his party. I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks. I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in using IRS to destroy political opponents and their dissent. Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper”
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is beyond the pale. It has been a war fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities. The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has tried to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.
With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end, and we’re fighting back.
During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors… Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.
General George Patton was a vulgar-talking, son-of-a-bitch. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would likely…be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I READ YOUR BOOK!”
And not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own book. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Progressives’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis. It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.
Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in fact, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media”…he isolated CNN. He made it personal.
Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule, which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.” … Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. … They need to respond. This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high”…and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem is that, if CNN were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve.
It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive. Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor (Jeremiah Wright). Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama coverup.
So, to my friends on the Left — and the #Never Trumpers as well — do I wish…our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do. These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years. So, say anything you want about this president. While he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times I don’t care. I can’t spare this man.
He fights for America!