By Jeffrey Folks in americanthinker.com July 4, 2017
There’s no doubt that President Trump is the most abused president in modern history . . . That’s the judgment of Fox News’s Brit Hume, who sees today’s partisanship as “the most intensely hostile political atmosphere” in memory – in his case, a memory stretching back almost 50 years. Hume believes that the treatment of President Trump is “the most biased coverage” he’s ever seen. . .
I wonder how Trump can stand it. . . Although he often defends himself by striking back, it’s hardly proportional. For every Trump tweet, there are thousands of attacks from the liberal media. It’s clear that the left is grasping at straws and has now descended into name-calling, the lowest form of rhetoric. . . Now that Russiagate has unraveled and “collusion” has gained little traction, what’s next? . . .
The American media, including social media, is overwhelmingly anti-Trump. The heart of the matter is that the left does not wish to make America great again. Leftists wish to see America diminished. They do not favor “America First,” “more and better jobs for American workers,” “lower taxes for individuals and businesses,” “repealing and replacing Obamacare,” “greater national security,” “immigration security,” and other Trump initiatives. They favor fewer good jobs, higher taxes, less military spending, open borders, and bowing to the world outside the U.S.
The media are guilt-ridden over our national history, as they see it, of racism and class oppression. They despise the middle class, and they live in a politically correct nightmare of benefiting from any sort of privilege or unfair advantage. On the contrary, they are intent on conferring unfair advantages to minorities and the socially oppressed, especially when this diminishes the opportunities of the white middle class.
Trump stands in the way of this agenda of relinquishment and repudiation. Once the American people, with Trump’s help, turn their back on the politics of white guilt and income inequality, the progressive movement will deflate like a punctured balloon. That’s why they are in a panic to stop him.
And that’s why they must insist that Trump is the worst president in history.
Ironically, the better Trump does, the worse he can be made to appear with voters on the left. Already, American mining and energy sectors have seen a resurgence, but what should be good news is bad, according to the left, whose intent is to kill off both sectors. Already, key alliances have been strengthened with Britain and Saudi Arabia, among others, and border security has been improved. But that’s bad news for those who wish to weaken the U.S. Already, economic projections have turned up – more bad news for the left, because with wage growth, more Americans are entering the much despised middle class.
Yes, Trump is “guilty” of restoring jobs to the middle class, increasing national security, and blocking terrorism, to say nothing of proposed health care reform and tax cuts. But in the eyes of the left, he is guilty of something worse: blatant disregard for what constitutes the moral basis of the American progressive movement – that is, political correctness and class guilt. Trump’s nonchalant disregard for the left’s condemnation of America is the unforgivable sin.
Without race, class, and gender, and the guilt that for many attaches reflexively to each of these categories, the American left has no basis for existence. The same goes for the mainstream media, much of which, as Brit Hume put it, has abandoned the idea that they should be “neutral” in presenting the news. . . Far from it. Like the left in general, the mainstream media will continue portraying Trump as the worst president in history – even as he shows promise of becoming one of the best.
This pretty much sums it up.
The Left are thrashing about, gnashing their teeth, but are becoming increasingly heard but ignored by the country, which just amplifies their rage. Trump’s tweets are masterful exercises in misdirection and manipulation of his overt enemies. But in their self-idolizing fury, the Leftists/MSM can’t see past their own defense to recognize the tactics being employed against them. They must respond, for the sake of their bona fides as committed Leftists! Meanwhile, Trump keeps doing his job, while the MSM focuses on the “Look! Squirrel!” distractions!!