The steady erosion of Trump-hate is a growing problem for Team Biden

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  11 comments

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The steady erosion of Trump-hate is a growing problem for Team Biden
Donald Trump has retained the support of more than 40 percent of Americans in polling since leaving office.

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Infinitely slowly, some of the most vocal Donald Trump-haters are tentatively dropping out of lockstep with the Biden administration and the serried ranks of its docile, fervent political propaganda apparatus. Group mind-reading, especially when directed toward such a disparate section of the political media, is hazardous. But in this case, the slowly rising courage of a few members of the almost totalitarian solidarity of the anti-Trump hallelujah chorus in the national political media appears to be moving in parallel with their misplaced hope that the Trump phenomenon may be fading.

It was widely recognized, even on the left, that comedian Jon Stewart demonstrated independence of mind in pointing out to his ungrateful protege, Stephen Colbert, that it was likely that the coronavirus did escape from the Wuhan Institute of Virology after all, and that this was not a paranoid aberration in Trump's mind. It appears to most detached observers to be a logical probability, but for so eminent a Trump-hater as Stewart to enunciate it cracks the mirror irreparably.

Stewart's declaration demolished the charges of racist bigotry on the part of the former president, on this subject at least. And it has accelerated the slide from secular sainthood to the nether regions of distinct fallibility on the part of Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and his supporters. The whole can of worms of the U.S. subsidizing the World Health Organization, which has so diligently whitewashed China's role in the coronavirus pandemic, and NIAID grants to organizations associated with the Wuhan laboratory, has been torn wide open.

It will take some time to erase from the public's memory the painful Trump-baiting bear pits of his daily press briefings on the pandemic; he should have left those to his vice president, who was the chairman of the COVID-19 commission that Trump wisely established. But the charge of Trump's xenophobia, hostility to proven science and scapegoating has effectively collapsed now following Stewart's assertion, which was not advocacy but a recognition of objective facts.

An almost simultaneous indication of the melting of the Trump-hate iceberg came with inveterate late-night television wise-cracker Bill Maher's lecture on the dangers of what he called "progressophobia." It is astonishing and indicative of how seriously damaged the condition of public discourse in the United States is that it required a left-wing commentator such as Maher to warn his fellow leftists of the dangers of woke American self-hate. It has been oppressively obvious to any detached observer that the Biden administration and the vast array of its apologists in the media and the entertainment communities could not walk out much further the spurious little tandem of self-justification encapsulated in the words "We're not Trump and you're racist." But Maher blew the whistle and, now, ricocheting in the ears of the Trump-hate coalition is a warning from one of the most cynical and opinionated members of its own ranks about the dangers of continuing with the piercingly monotonous fictions that have propelled them this far.

The realities and responsibilities of government are inexorably replacing the joys of Alinskyite dirty tricks, and this could quickly become a vertical descent if Maher is not, for once, taken seriously.

Another development along the same lines is a recent elegantly worded and rigorous assault upon critical race theory (CRT) by maverick semi-conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan. In a well-constructed argument, Sullivan made the point that CRT is nonsense and that it self-destructs. Its advocates cannot pretend that the tens of millions of young and youngish Americans who are being subjected to this objectively nonsensical, venomous perversion of history are simply being presented with an alternative analysis of American society in a tolerant liberal context - and then round on anyone who attacks CRT as illiberal. They are indissolubly wedded to this indefensible blood libel, and they will not escape the consequences of it.

The unease of the Trump-haters was aggravated by the disclosure that the former president himself was not being indicted by the New York grand jury that indicted his family's business organization and its chief financial officer - a legal outrage that a majority of Americans in at least one poll wisely dismissed as politically motivated. The failure of even a proverbially suggestible grand jury to find any grounds for indicting a member of the Trump family must count as a serious failure of the Trump-haters; they may have squeezed all the juice there is out of that lemon.

Trump has retained the support of more than 40 percent of Americans, and larger percentages of Republicans, in polling since leaving office. His enemies can't kill him politically, it seems - and if they can't devise some aptitude to govern, soon, they will be weighed in the balance, and they will be found wanting.

Conrad Black is an essayist and author of 10 books, including three on Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. He co-hosts the "Scholars & Sense" podcast with former Education Secretary Bill Bennett and Hoover Institution scholar Victor Davis Hanson. Follow him on Twitter @ConradMBlack.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

You know it is getting worse for the left when they even start losing the comedians.

Where, o where shall they get their news from now?

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    3 weeks ago

And yet, Trump's approval rating keeps dropping. It is now under 40% while Biden's is steady around 55%.

If the election was held today Trump's loss is worse.

Trump's gop is in reverse with the American Voters...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

Outstanding way to miss the points in the article.

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1.1  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    3 weeks ago

Hating Trump less is easier now that he is gone. 

Trump hated less doesn't mean he's loved more.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.2  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

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JBB
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2.1.3  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

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Greg Jones
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2.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

His enemies can't kill him politically, it seems - and if they can't devise some aptitude to govern, soon, they will be weighed in the balance, and they will be found wanting.

Virtually everything the Dems are doing now is losing them suprort of the voters

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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3  Dismayed Patriot    3 weeks ago
"Trump pardons fraudster Conrad Black after glowing biography"

"Conrad Black, the former owner of the Daily Telegraph , the Chicago Sun-Times , and numerous media properties in his native Canada, was convicted of mail fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007, after charges of siphoning money from his company to fund his lavish lifestyle."

This opinion piece above from Trump toady Conrad Black is ridiculous and full of bullshit. I watched the Colbert interview with John Stewart, his claiming the virus was manmade in a lab in Wuhan was a bit, he was definitely not being serious, he was feigning a role as a underground conspiracy theory nut who distrusts anything from the government. Second, even if the investigation finds that the virus did leak from the lab directly that doesn't make Trump's use of "The China Virus" or "Kung Flu" any less racist. His careless use of such terms has led to anti-Asian backlash against people who have nothing to do with China, the CCP and many have never been out of the United States and were born here and have had family here for generations.

As for CRT this lunatic Conrad Black makes the spurious claim that " tens of millions of young and youngish Americans" "are being subjected to this objectively nonsensical, venomous perversion of history " which is total bullshit. Just because Andrew Sullivan called CRT "nonsense" doesn't mean it's actually being taught to any K-12 public school students. There is exactly zero evidence of it being taught. The best they have is anecdotal claims from parents who say their kids heard their teacher say something bad about white people.

As for the supposed frustration among the labeled "Trump-haters" with the grand jury not indicting an actual Trump family member, this is pure projection and hyperbole. Criminal charges have been filed against the Trump organization, their top financial officer has been arrested, investigators know how to take down a criminal organization and it's not by going after the guys at the very top, it's a methodical building of a case from the bottom up until the entire foundation the Trumps sit on is swept out from beneath them. Once everyone on the bottom has testified and all the crimes are made public, that is when we'll likely see indictments for some of the family members, but that may take years so I am willing to wait.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1  Tessylo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3    3 weeks ago

Thanks for the truth and facts, as usual, DP!

I saw that the Colbert/Stewart interview also and this asshole Black is full of more shit than trumpturd

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Sounds like you're obsessed with trumpturd and he's living rent free in your head 24/7

Trumpturd Derangement Syndrome.

That reminds me, time to take a trump

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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5  Thrawn 31    3 weeks ago

Umm, all this seed shows is that the same people who supported him in office support him now. 

 
 
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