Have you ever wondered why Donald J. Trump brings on such strong reactions from the left – ranging from catatonia to paroxysm to Tourette Syndrome?
I think I figured it out.
Let me know what you think of this thesis.
Quite simply, he knows how to push their buttons. It’s instinctive.
Take the slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
It makes his critics skin crawl. They get spasms. The mere sight of the acronym MAGA on a red hat has been known to induce apoplexy.
The spectacle of a group of white high school boys from Kentucky wearing them incited, as we all know, one of the greatest examples of collective media meltdown.
What is it about making America great again that enrages them so?
What has turned this previously innocent phrase into fighting words is one thing: Trump said it.
It didn’t have the same impact when Reagan said it, when Bush 41 said it or when Clinton used it.
Clinton, for his part, called the same phrase he used “racist” when he heard Trump say it. But, of course, we all know Clinton was the first black president, right?
Clinton even beat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the punch in explaining that Democrats don’t think America was ever that great to begin with.
In 2016, Clinton said: “I’m actually old enough to remember the good old days, and they weren’t all that good in many ways.”
Last August, Cuomo said: “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”
It took President Trump to get Democrats admitting – out loud, before audiences, on the record – that they hate America.
He did the same thing with Hillary – inducing her ill-conceived “deplorables” speech in which she insulted everyone not supporting her as intolerable reprobates.
In other words, they hate Trump because he brings out the very worst in themselves, which is hard to do because they are very bad people.
When the Covington kids stood there in Washington wearing their MAGA hats, look what it provoked! Their presence attracted crazy loons like moths to a flame. When the psychotic Black Hebrew Israelites and the indigenous drum-banger accosted the kids, NBC wondered why the kids wouldn’t apologize.
The answer, of course, in a world in which Trump is not pushing the left’s buttons so effectively is that they didn’t do anything wrong. But in a world without Trump, the question would never be asked.
And you don’t have to do anything wrong if you wear a Trump hat that says Make America Great Again. It’s the unpardonable sin on both coasts. It’s a “hate crime.”
Trump has effectively unmasked the left.
While so-called “progressives” may have previously seemed like normal neighbors, now they all appear to be potential serial killers – every one of them! Their insane reactions to political disputes make the rest of us want to stay home, avoid public places – just to prevent them from spitting in our food or slashing our tires. They’re all nuts! It’s like the Zombie apocalypse came and the plague is knee-jerk liberalism.
The after-effect? Trump will run for re-election in 2020 – and who’s running against him? Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and 38 other people you never heard of.
Is Trump just lucky, or is he this good?
Of course, there is one very big downside to this dynamic: Google-Facebook, the entire media establishment and Hollywood all live on the two coasts where this pandemic rages with no hope for an antidote in sight.
What happens when the staff of Fox News inevitably falls to the virus?