Media Anti-Trump Frenzy Will Backfire
The Democrat will to power is only possible if conservatives are scapegoated as sub-human compared to the wonderfulness of liberals. First they demonize fellow Americans. Then they announce they are morally compelled to suppress us. Trump is our answer.
The media can land a few punches, but they will not win this fight on their terms, because the media itself has become a central part of the problem. Their attacks are not on Trump, they are on all of us. That is why they will backfire very, very quickly. Glenn Reynolds in USA Today:
… the thoughts of a 22-year-old Trump supporter … a prosperous post-collegian in the San Francisco Bay area — someone who should be backing Bernie, or Hillary, or maybe Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. But instead he’s backing Trump, and so is his Asian fiancée. And the reason he gives is political correctness.
“For me personally, it's resistance against what San Francisco has been, and what I see the country becoming, in the form of ultra-PC culture. That’s where it's almost impossible to have polite or constructive political discussion. Disagreement gets you labeled fascist, racist, bigoted, etc. It can provoke a reaction so intense that you’re suddenly an unperson to an acquaintance or friend. ... If Trump wins, we will have a president that overwhelmingly rejects PC rhetoric. Even better, we will show that more than half the country rejects this insane PC regime.”
Political correctness is not, as some might claim, just an effort to encourage niceness. …it’s an effort to control people. Like the Newspeak in George Orwell’s 1984, the goal is to make it impossible for people to speak, or even think, unapproved thoughts.
It is not just Trump who has experienced the vitriol of liberals. We all have. We are fighting for our personal liberty, each and every one of us, and we know it.
The husband of an old friend learned that I support Trump by reading my AT column on the destructiveness of Democrat race baiting. My column came out the week before the murder of cops began. Instead of congratulations for speaking out for blacks, for having my AT column linked in Realclearpolitics or for receiving enough hits to fill a football stadium, I received an email attacking me as myopic, misguided, for supporting a fascist, indeed Hitlerian, candidate associated with white supremists, calling me ignorant, stupid, a braggart, paternalistic, a bigot, and astoundingly attacking me with the old anti-Semitic canard of double loyal -- that is, that my support of Israel would lead me to support the dangerous Trump, although at the same time he called Trump and his supporters anti-semitic. Trump and I – both fascist monsters.
In short, it was a typical liberal performance. It is what Democrats do to enforce loyalty – toe the PC line or you too will lose friendships, your job, stunt your career, lose your reputation and your election. Tarring Republicans (and Christians) as racist, evil morons is highly popular with their voters. Dems love the moral superiority it gives them. It is the only thing that unites all their voting blocks. Not one Democrat journalist protests these despicable tactics and the avoidance of debate on the issues. Democrats are content that the mainstream media, now bolstered by Yahoo and Google news, are openly a propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.
The media helped demonize the honest President Bush with the phony mantra that he lied about Iraq, they destroyed the super-compassionate and kind Romney by portraying him as a heartless plutocrat, and they are doubling down on the pragmatic and common sense Trump, pretending he is an evil madman.
Look at the media accusation, turn it 180 degrees to the opposite, and there is a fair description of the Republican candidate.
Trump’s proposals are eminently sensible and very popular. Let’s enforce our immigration laws – racist! Let’s defeat Isis without nation building in the Middle East – a nuclear madman! Let’s support the police, who fight crime in black neighborhoods – he hates blacks! Let’s help American workers – dark!
Democrats have compared Republican Presidents and presidential candidates to Hitler for seventy-five years. It started with FDR attacking Wendell Wilkie in 1940. It is a Democrat perennial – one they passionately believe.
To most people, Nazi analogies summon up images of the Holocaust and a ruthless dictatorship. To the left however, any populist reaction against their rule is Nazism. In their world, there is a battle between progressive and reactionary forces. Any movement that dares to run for office by challenging progressive policies is reactionary, fascist and the second coming of the Third Reich. …
Optimists thought that the Democrats had reached “Peak Hitler” under Bush. But for the left there is no Peak Hitler.…Goldwater was Hitler. Nixon was Hitler. Reagan was Hitler. Bush was Hitler. None of the latter three men declared the Fourth Reich, made themselves dictators for life and ran concentration camps.
Why is the liberal press declaring Trump, not just the standard racist-fascist-selfish-Hitler Republican, but actually a danger to America and the world? This is actually a deep question.
Democrats are instituting a government that will force political opponents to obey their rules on what we may think and say and do. The liberal media are enforcers who parrot the party line and punish transgressors. Trump is the first GOP candidate who threatens their PC diktat directly and includes the press. That is why he is dark and scary to them.
The media’s hysterical attacks on Trump worked in the last month, if you give credence to the polls. But Trump is not a Romney to cringe before a Candy Crowley. Media attacks make him mad, not scared. Media name calling works? Trump has retooled with a more media savvy campaign team and come back stronger and smarter, making direct, positive appeals to black and Hispanic voters and giving the lie to their racist libels. (If you haven’t read or listened to his wonderful speeches, a pleasure awaits you.)
Trump’s supporters are not weaklings either. So the more the media attacks Trump as the second coming of Hitler, the more his supporters become determined to elect him and the more independents join our side.
The media is over-reaching. The label of fascist bully is springing right back at them.
The very real difference between Republicans and Democrats is not Hitler versus the Allies. Our main area of disagreement is the size of government, and it conservatives who want smaller government that controls less of our lives and is less intertwined with business. Republicans want to live and let live, mind our own business, and let others mind theirs. We’re for free enterprise and against crony capitalism. We want a strong military to ensure global stability and rule of law, not military adventurism. We love America because it is the land of the free, of self-reliance and equal opportunity. This is the opposite of fascism.
The progressive utopian endeavor -- the ever-growing, intrusive government that attempts to solve all individual and social problems -- has already meant a tragic loss of freedom and prosperity and justice. We don’t think Democrat low information voters are evil; we recognize young people’s utopian impulses are well meaning. Nonetheless the outcome of the Democrat agenda is a dystopia – not in the future, but all around us.
Americans have never tolerated thought police before, but regular Democrat voters are now entirely willing to sell their American freedoms defeat the evil enemy, their fellow Americans. We see the success of Democrat scapegoating on college campuses, Hollywood, mainstream journalism, and indeed, in every area of life where liberals dominate - accomplished by blacklisting, threats of mob violence by ‘protesters’, and personal attacks. The result? Freedom of thought, religion and speech are missing in Democrat domains.
The media has promoted the Democrat onslaught on America. The liberal media is all out on the side of government power, propaganda and oppression. They are the thought police.
What the media fails to understand is that their tactics against Trump are precisely what we conservatives are fighting against with all our heart and soul.