Democrats' 'blame America first' ballad won't play well in 2020

  
Via:  Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  one month ago  •  15 comments

By:   BernardGoldberg

Democrats' 'blame America first' ballad won't play well in 2020
Reasonable people may speculate on the wisdom of President’s Trump’s decision to eliminate Soleimani. It’s understandable that politicians would have questions about a presidential order to take out the second most powerful person in Iran: Why now? Was he really planning an imminent attack on Americans? Fair enough. But for Democrats running for president, “Donald Trump is always wrong” is the default position. You get the impression that if he suddenly came out against building a wall on...

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Democrats and their hate Trump all the time on every issue every time are losing the support of the American people.  


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John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a seductive ballad that asks us to dream of a world at peace, a place where there’s “nothing to kill or die for.” Nice sentiment if you live in San Francisco and still have flowers in your hair, but it makes for a terrible foreign policy. Someone needs to tell that to the Democrats running for president.

The Democrats couldn’t wait 10 minutes before unloading on  President Trump condemning him  for needless provocation, for taking the United States to “the brink of war,” because he ordered the drone strike that took out Iran’s top general,  Qassem Soleimani .

Pinning blame for the heightened tensions in the Middle East on President Trump makes for irresistible presidential year politics. He’s a warmonger, they’re saying in one form or another; we’re the rational, peaceful ones. What you won’t hear them say, not in so many words, is that they’re the ones pandering to a pacifist,  progressive base  — because that’s where the heart and soul of the new Democratic Party seems to be.

We’ve seen how far left the Democrats have gone on domestic policies, but now we’re seeing how progressive they’ve become on foreign policy, too. They make  Barack Obama  look like a war hawk by comparison; he launched  more than 500 drone attacks  on America’s enemies, after all.

But now we get  Joe Biden , the supposed moderate,  telling us  that President Trump “just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.” 

Sen.  Bernie Sanders  (I-Vt.)  tweeted that “Trump’s dangerous escalation brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars.” 

Sen.  Elizabeth Warren  (D-Mass.) called the strike “reckless.” 

Corey Booker (D-N.J.), who since  has abandoned  his presidential campaign, joined the chorus and  tweeted : “We have a president who has no strategic plan when it comes to Iran and has only made that region less stable and less safe.” Memo to Sen. Booker: The Middle East was never Switzerland. When exactly was the region either stable or safe?

Reasonable people may speculate on the wisdom of President’s Trump’s decision to eliminate Soleimani. It’s understandable that politicians would have questions about a presidential order to take out the second most powerful person in Iran: Why now? Was he really planning an imminent attack on Americans? 

Fair enough. 

But for Democrats running for president, “Donald Trump is always wrong” is the default position. You get the impression that if he suddenly came out against building a wall on our southern border, they’d suddenly be in favor of it.

And since we’re imagining, let’s imagine that President Trump  didn’t  launch the attack on Soleimani; that he said the risk of killing such a prominent figure wasn’t worth it. And imagine if the general did indeed initiate a plan to kill Americans. What would Democrats say then? Donald Trump surely would be condemned for  not  taking action. Heads, they win; tails, he loses.

Donald Trump didn’t start the fire in the Middle East. It was burning long before he set foot in the Oval Office. He isn’t the one who “just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.” Qassem Soleimani and the mullahs who turned to him whenever they wanted to provoke the “Great Satan” are the ones who have been playing with dynamite — a reckless and deadly game, as they now have discovered.  

The Democrats running for president may be playing a dangerous game, too. Showing more disdain for Trump than for a terrorist such as Soleimani may play well among their  hyperpartisan progressive base  that despises everything about this president. But reminding voters that Democrats have a bad habit of blaming America first may not sit nearly as well with those  nonpartisan swing voters in battleground states  — the ones who will decide the 2020 presidential election. 

If Donald Trump – with all his faults — comes off looking like the one who will keep Americans safe, and if Democrats come off looking like appeasers who lack the backbone to take on the bad actors in this world, imagine how that will play out in November.  

 

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Donald J. Trump fan 1
1  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1    one month ago

Donald Trump didn’t start the fire in the Middle East. It was burning long before he set foot in the Oval Office. He isn’t the one who “just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.” Qassem Soleimani and the mullahs who turned to him whenever they wanted to provoke the “Great Satan” are the ones who have been playing with dynamite — a reckless and deadly game, as they now have discovered.  

The Democrats running for president may be playing a dangerous game, too. Showing more disdain for Trump than for a terrorist such as Soleimani may play well among their   hyperpartisan progressive base   that despises everything about this president. But reminding voters that Democrats have a bad habit of blaming America first may not sit nearly as well with those  nonpartisan swing voters in battleground states   — the ones who will decide the 2020 presidential election. 

https://thenewstalkers.com/vic-eldred/group_discuss/7524/democrats-blame-america-first-ballad-wont-play-well-in-2020

 
 
 
Steve Ott
1.1  Steve Ott  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @1    one month ago
It was burning long before he set foot in the Oval Office.

And so what, he is going to keep it burning. Or maybe even, in a biggly way, make the flames go higher? Why don't we just make it yuuuge and nuke it all? 

And if you really want, I'll post again how Iran came to be where it is now. HINT: It began with a coup orchestrated by the CIA. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Steve Ott @1.1    one month ago

He who ignores history is destined to repeat it.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
1.1.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Steve Ott @1.1    one month ago

Actually it seems like Trump re established the meaning and value of our deterrent vs Iran and it’s terrorist nutjob allies in the region. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @1.1.3    one month ago

Well, you're the seeder and you direct the conversation.

So what do you think about Mark Levin?

Sean Hannity?

The Impeachment?

The Republican Party?

The Democratic party?

The Scarlett Letter?  ( btw a fantastically great novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne circa 1850. A master piece of American literature and a classic study of morality, abortion et al. Highly recommended;  the movie, not so much I'm afraid )

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
1.1.5  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.4    one month ago

Mark Levin and Sean Hannity are great Americans.  The impeachment is illegitimate as are those who advanced it in the house. 

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
1.1.6  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.1    one month ago

Most Iranian people care about what’s happened to them 1979 to present and are sick of their elders reminding them of 1953 so that their regime can stay in power.  The young of Iran want the freedoms and liberty we in the USA have.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1.7  Ronin2  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.1    one month ago

We have been stuck on stupid long before Trump took office.

I suppose ignoring the problem and letting US personnel to continue to be killed was the proper response. It seemed to work for Bush and Obama.

See, there is more than one way to to ignore and repeat history.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
2  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1    one month ago

Democrats and their hate Trump all the time on every issue every time are losing the support of the American people.  

 
 
 
Steve Ott
2.1  Steve Ott  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @2    one month ago

That would be about 42% of the people. Not quite all. Unless, of course, you consider anyone who opposes rump a non-american.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1.1  WallyW  replied to  Steve Ott @2.1    one month ago
That would be about 42% of the people.
It would be a lot more than that. The Dems are alienating people in every demographic.
Very few people are watching the snooze fest on TV

 
 
 
Don Overton
2.1.2  Don Overton  replied to  WallyW @2.1.1    one month ago

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Donald J. Trump fan 1
2.1.3  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  WallyW @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

Poor democrats....

 
 
 
Don Overton
2.2  Don Overton  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @2    one month ago

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