The Missus and I observed another wedding anniversary recently. To mark the occasion, I treated her to a Grateful Dead concert in Wisconsin. Seemed like a grand gesture on my part but imagine my surprise to learn she was uninspired. The woman evidently has no appreciation for soaring guitar mastery, timeless classic rock…and mediocre vocals.
We stayed the night at Lake Geneva. To atone for my apparent faux-pas we went for a boat ride around the lake to observe how the other half lives in their stately mansions. While you may think that wonderful, and it was for her, I would rather have a root canal than a boat ride. So, repentance has been achieved.
At the last “Dead” concert at the same location two years earlier, some reprobate ripped the Trump decal off my vehicle. I found it wadded into a ball on the ground. So, this time, I donned my “Trump For President 2020,” shirt and headed out for our day around Lake Geneva. Let’s see someone rip the shirt off me.
I was keenly cognizant of reactions from people. No one said anything confrontational. There were smiles, disgusted stares, head shakes, and finger points, but thankfully nobody accosted me. (I'm too old to fight...and run.) Five people commented positively. Almost to a person, they praised the intestinal fortitude of my attire. (They actually used another phrase.)
On the drive home I contemplated the state of the union under the guardianship of President Trump. There has been so much that has improved in this country for America. The list has gotten rather considerable and I have mentioned items in past columns. You would be hard pressed to come up with one American citizen that has been affected negatively by one act of the president.
However, in my life I have never seen such acrimony and divide among our fellow countrymen. Trump Derangement Syndrome has disturbed Liberals and Never-Trumper’s in ways never imagined. It seems every time Mr. Trump utters a word they run further towards Socialism, at the same time Latin American's are fleeing Socialism.
This is no longer the Democratic party of even Bill Clinton, which only concluded in 2001. We went from “United We Stand” after the horrible 9/11/01 attack to this harsh state of incivility towards each other.
The rant of this past week by the Left was the ridiculous notion to abolish ICE, of which few know little about. It’s ridiculous because it follows the flavor the week before of railing for help to illegal aliens…right after Trump cracked down on the practice. You see, the two rants go side-by-side. Funny, I didn’t hear anyone from the Left or Hollywood taking illegal immigrants into their homes.
Time Magazine went so far as to put a picture of a Hispanic girl looking up imploringly at a scowling Trump. You don’t think the media is slanted – the picture of the little girl was taken during Obama’s presidency.
The silent majority is not daft. We know this anarchy to be nothing more than voter recruitment. Just twelve years ago, Barack Obama said “Those who enter the country illegally, and those that employ them disrespect the rule of law. They are showing disregard for those who are following the law. We cannot allow people to pour into the US undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting lawfully to become immigrants.”
A check of the internet will find similar quotes about the same time by other top Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who quite frankly seem to be losing control of the asylum.
Then in the middle of all this ranting to have open borders and nobody checking ILLEGAL immigrants, SCOTUS Justice Kennedy tossed in a bomb. At 81-years-old, after meeting with Trump, he is retiring. I don’t think the words were all the way out of his mouth before Chuck Schumer dashed to the Senate floor and pronounced that, whoever Trump nominated to replace Kennedy, he would instruct the Dems to vote against that person. At the time, nobody knew who Trump would nominate.
(Sadly, in an act of newfound political-gamesmanship Trump then floated right-wing Conservative, Amy Barrett, and the man he really wants, Brett Kavanaugh. Just so happens Mr. Kavanaugh clerked for… Justice Kennedy.)
How is this constant resistance and friction helping our country? We aren’t going to un-elect Trump regardless of how many tantrums the unseemly Maxine Waters throws.
If the Democrats keep up with their agenda, I predict there will be a red tsunami hit this country in November. And if so, the Left will no longer have a voice at all.