Bottom Line: The choice is one between the execrable Hilary Clinton, and a faux-Conservative piggish Republican possibly slightly to the right of the equally piggish Bill Clinton.
In this post here, I laid out the reasons for which I’m pulling the lever for Trump this November.
However, I left out one more reason: Let’s not forget that the press did to Ronald Reagan in 1980, exactly what they’re doing to Trump now.
When I voted for Reagan — I was much less informed than I am now — and I cast my ballot having internalized the savaging that the press had done to Reagan.
I knew that Carter was a disaster, because I was living that disaster. But the press were unanimous (there was no FOX News back then): Reagan would be an even worse disaster. Nuclear war for sure! So I cast my ballot with vast trepidation. Well (as Reagan might say), it turned out okay. Reagan became probably the greatest President of the Twentieth Century.
In analyzing all that the press have to say about Trump, and in realizing that the media are even worse now than they were in Reagan’s time, when they had a monopoly on the news, I’m figuring that most of the Trump-bashing is just flapdoodle.
Which leaves the choice as one between the execrable Hilary Clinton, and a faux-Conservative piggish Republican possibly slightly to the right of the equally piggish Bill Clinton.
That Trump is a boor and a jackass, certainly can’t be disqualifying for the Presidency now! Not after Bill Clinton. It should be, but one surely can’t make the argument that American culture has improved since the Clinton Presidency.
Furthermore, way back when, during that time when the Democrats stood in lockstep support of Bill Clinton, their white trash President, we Conservatives and Republicans said, nearly as one, “Well don’t ever again feel you have the right to criticize any of us for things like that!” Then, we forgot all about it.
Yes, we Conservatives should criticize Trump for his piggish behavior. At the same time, though, we should be insisting that the left shut the hell up. We should be reminding them constantly that they long ago forfeited the right to criticize anyone for even being less than gentlemanly toward women.