Republicans Acquit Trump, But Leave His Supporters Defenseless

Republicans Acquit Trump, But Leave His Supporters Defenseless. By Matthew Bose.

Opposition is an intolerable burden to this Democratic Party. The rest of the country is supposed to understand that the things Democrats want are what everyone should want. This understanding is supposed to be so well-established that only traitors would dare withhold gratification for whatever impulse is moving them at the moment.

Reasons are never supplied, only threats, all amounting to some variation on, “Hey racist dumb people who we hate, do this thing for us right now, or else.” Are we ever allowed to say “no”? … Conservatives are supposed to accept that they are the bad guys and eventually come around to doing what the Left says.

This is only possible because the left control the media. The left have rigged the game of politics.

The impeachment clown show brought this to the fore. Trump’s lawyers did a splendid job rattling off the Left’s long train of abuses, from the “mostly peaceful” riots over the summer to their relentless effort to overthrow Trump, as they spent years defaming him as a Russian agent. The point they raised was critical, and one that cannot go unaddressed: Why are some riots OK, but not others? Why is it fine for some people to question the legitimacy of elections, but not others?

Underneath lurks one all-important question: Why must conservatives play this rigged game?

The Left sneered. What Trump’s lawyers had failed to understand is that the Left can never step out of line, and anyone who suggests they have is making a “false equivalence.” Liberals good, conservatives bad. Capisce? …

The conservative parties don’t know whose side they are on. Their parliamentary representatives are wealthy individuals who are in the elite, and nowadays the left is the party of the wealthy and the elite. But their voters and middle and lower class people, those with household incomes around the median but who are not on welfare. Hmmm, choose themselves, or their voters?

It’s hard to think of what more the GOP could do to betray their own voter base. They seldom put up a fight on any issue of consequence to their voters, and they do absolutely nothing to protect them from our hostile ruling class.

Just compare how Republicans responded to the Capitol “insurrection” to how Democrats reacted to the far more extensive, far more destructive Black Lives Matter riots this summer. Not one Democrat has accepted any responsibility for the latter; rather, they seized at the first opportunity to erase those riots from memory, before moving to persecute their political opponents with propaganda, likening Trump’s 74.2 million voters to al-Qaeda.

They didn’t even blink. On the other hand, Republican doofuses fell over themselves to play into the “insurrection” narrative, preparing the noose that Democrats would use to target their voters. …

The insipid “insurrection” propaganda isn’t about Trump or what he supposedly did. It’s about classifying Trump’s supporters as illegitimate and un-American. Trump, Greene, and anyone who stands up for these people is “the enemy within,” as Nancy Pelosi put it.

Democrats think all Republicans are “extremists” now, even “Moscow Mitch.” Instead of engaging in outrage theater over supposed “extremists” in their ranks and playing into imbecilic, overwrought narratives of “insurrection,” Republicans should be focusing on protecting their voters from psychopaths who want to destroy them.

Otherwise, what reason is there to vote for the GOP?