I was referred to an editorial, well – advertisement is a more accurate description, by a journalist employed by one of NY’s papers. The journalist is explaining why he voted for Trump in 2016 and why he is going to vote for him again next week.
Firstly, anything from the the paper in question will be suspect for some time now considering the horrendously embarrassing “scoop” they received on the Hunter Biden lap top story. A story so bad even William Barr didn’t touch it. A story so bad not one GOP ass licker chased it. A story quickly shown to be a desperate attempt by Trump to throw shit up against to the wall to see if it would stick. It fell right off. Towards the end of his editorial he is almost whining about how his employer’s 1st Amendment Rights were squashed when all other journalist outlets showed it was a joke. If he was so concerned about his employer’s position why hasn’t the employer done anything since? Don’t worry, Rudy’s on the job. He’ll fix it for you.
Now, let’s get into the editorial.
We can skip over all the garbage regarding the 2016 Election other than to point out, if you read what he writes closely, he makes it clear he didn’t “vote for Trump”, he cast an anti-Hillary vote. So did a lot of other people. So what.
He goes on to admit Trump has a questionable background and complete lack of experience. He was hoping for something better but, “Four years later, everything has changed, not all of it for the better.” Frankly, I’m waiting to read exactly what he feels is indeed better. (Crickets)
He claims Trump has produced peace and prosperity. We should be able to stop right there because neither of those two things happened. Trump hasn’t done one single thing to promote peace. He has simply been very lucky that nothing has happened during the first four years on his watch.
He claims Trump’s most admirable trait is that he has kept his promises. I struggle to find any single one to which he refers. If it’s building the wall and making Mexico pay for it, well, that’s easy. Mexico didn’t pay for anything. And, the wall, what ever version of “a wall” you believe in, didn’t get completed. If he refers to clearing out the swamp, we’ll it’s very clear all he did was bring in all his yes men and women and weakened the country on the whole by putting people lacking in any type of experience into roles that clearly have no clue about. If he refers to the big tax break, well, sure you got your pitiful “tax stimulus check” but you lost a bunch of great tax write offs. A) you essentially either broke even or are now paying more on April 17th, and, B) that goes away after 5 years. So, essentially, you’re screwed. If he was referring to all the jobs he was going to bring back to the country, that fell flat on it’s face. Period. I guess I could look up all of Trump’s “promises” and then pick them apart one by one but I’ve already made my point.
While I agree eliminating regulations and cutting taxes sounds good, all we now get is more polluted water and more polluted air. Regulations have been put in place to control big businesses from placing profits above the lives of the public. I’ve already covered the cutting taxes farce.
Regarding Iran, nothing new there. Every president since Reagan has been putting pressure on Iran. We can just skip over that segment.
Getting other countries to pay more for NATO was, indeed, a good thing. Making the country a laughing stock; having other world leaders literally laughing behind Trump’s back during a major meeting of world leaders (all caught on camera); leaving us in a position where no one trusts us; and outright demolishing the reputation the US had as a world leader is nothing to be proud about.
His discussion on China fails to mention Trump’s family’s business connections there; the fact that all of his threatened sanctions and tariffs never materialized; and his failure to contain their aggressive positions in the South China Sea and most of South East Asia makes it clear Trump has no policy for responding to same.
Regarding the corona virus, you heard it with your own two ears. Trump admitting on tape he knew how dangerous it was and he held back cautions to the public. Why, because “he didn’t want to cause a panic”. What panic is that? On Wall Street? Was Trump afraid the one and only good thing going on would crash too? He lied to the public. He endangered lives and some may have lost their life because of him. And, that IS the point. As far as a rapid progress on a vaccine is concerned, there is nothing rapid about it. We should hope not. We don’t need some hastily developed medicine that could injure us in other ways.
He states an “honest score card must also include the disparities in the states’ performances”. Hmm, well, that score card will also Trump lied about everything to do with the virus, was giving out bad information and making ridiculous suggestions while criticizing the science, scientists and experts all of tried to protect us. Indeed there were fatal flaws. But they resulted from the poor performance of Trump.
The rest of his advertisement is really just the same old arguments we hear day after day. Nothing more than cry baby retorts about protecting one of most failing presidencies in American history.
Perhaps the kicker is the last two paragraphs in the editorial, and I quote the author direct,
“Thus, the election is not just Trump vs. Biden. It’s also America vs. The New York Times.” And, that’s what this was really all about. Trying to have the employer’s paper stand toe to toe with the NY Times. He loses that one every day of the week. He says it’s not just Trump vs. Biden. Here I agree. I’ll quote Biden on this one: “The character of the country is on the ballot. Our character is on the ballot.”
Vote for America. Indeed.