Churchill and Trump

Notwithstanding the saving of much if its army during the evacuation of Dunkirk and its surviving the Battle of Britain the previous year, in late June of 1941, the United Kingdom was without a major ally in its fight against Nazi aggression.  The Battle of the Atlantic was being fiercely waged, and ultimate victory, let alone survival, was by no means assured.

Hence, Winston Churchill welcomed the Soviet Union’s anticipated entry on his side should Adolf Hitler’s double-crossing of Joseph Stalin actually transpire.  But that welcoming was widely opposed, and his response to that opposition produced one of his more memorable quotes: “If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.”

The survival of America as a constitutional republic, an economic powerhouse, and as the leader of the free world is, today, likewise not assured.  Despite Rush Limbaugh’s much- riticized hope, President Barack Obama is not failing in his efforts to fundamentally transform America.

Mr. Obama and his putative Democratic successor have no intention of allowing victory to be snatched from their own grasp by their making of a grave error in judgment such as launching their version of an Operation Barbarossa.

They will have to be stopped by someone.  They must be stopped by someone.

But who is that someone? 

I do not know who that someone can be, but it is time for all of us to pick that someone – to answer today’s version of Hillel the Elder’s question.

I’m no Winston Churchill, but I have taken my position on the issue, and my plea today to those who are following the #NeverTrump bandwagon is that they reconsider their stance vis-à-vis the Devil we don’t know.  Otherwise the Devil we do know will certainly pick up Mr. Obama’s baton and assume his current leading of his parade to perdition.

The challenge remains: name one state Mr./Ms. X can win that Romney lost in 2012.

No deus ex machina on the horizon.

Like Dante, we stand beside Virgil at that gate.  Will we enter?  If we do, what then?

See also: Trump’s The One

Notwithstanding the saving of much if its army during the evacuation of Dunkirk and its surviving the Battle of Britain the previous year, in late June of 1941, the United Kingdom was without a major ally in its fight against Nazi aggression.  The Battle of the Atlantic was being fiercely waged, and ultimate victory, let alone survival, was by no means assured.

Hence, Winston Churchill welcomed the Soviet Union’s anticipated entry on his side should Adolf Hitler’s double-crossing of Joseph Stalin actually transpire.  But that welcoming was widely opposed, and his response to that opposition produced one of his more memorable quotes: “If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.”

The survival of America as a constitutional republic, an economic powerhouse, and as the leader of the free world is, today, likewise not assured.  Despite Rush Limbaugh’s much- riticized hope, President Barack Obama is not failing in his efforts to fundamentally transform America.

Mr. Obama and his putative Democratic successor have no intention of allowing victory to be snatched from their own grasp by their making of a grave error in judgment such as launching their version of an Operation Barbarossa.

They will have to be stopped by someone.  They must be stopped by someone.

But who is that someone? 

I do not know who that someone can be, but it is time for all of us to pick that someone – to answer today’s version of Hillel the Elder’s question.

I’m no Winston Churchill, but I have taken my position on the issue, and my plea today to those who are following the #NeverTrump bandwagon is that they reconsider their stance vis-à-vis the Devil we don’t know.  Otherwise the Devil we do know will certainly pick up Mr. Obama’s baton and assume his current leading of his parade to perdition.

The challenge remains: name one state Mr./Ms. X can win that Romney lost in 2012.

No deus ex machina on the horizon.

Like Dante, we stand beside Virgil at that gate.  Will we enter?  If we do, what then?

See also: Trump’s The One