President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Donald Trump was a celebrity. For decades. As I’ve pointed out before, this was the Democrat known to the world:
But then he added an “R” to his name, and many of his former friends turned. History was rewritten — he’d been a racist plague, and now he was infecting all of America.
To quote the fantastic film Top Secret, “Things change; people change; hairstyles change.”
But no one changes the way it would appear New York’s most eccentric billionaire has.
Nevertheless, don’t let it stop the narrative of his political adversaries.
They’ve declared war, and war is ugly. Personally, I don’t like it — on either side.
Case in point: On Thursday, Democratic Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth claimed that hell “will be too good” for the President:
“It’s moments like these that we are reminded that the President is not only a criminal, he is [impulsively] cruel and truly rotten to the core. Hell will be too good for him.”
That statement came after Trump made a not-so-complimentary remark about Democratic Michigan Rep. John Dingell, who passed away in February at the age of 92:
It's moments like these that we are reminded that the president is not only a criminal, he is implusively cruel and truly rotten to the core. Hell will be too good for him. https://t.co/AMZTAihjNh
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) December 19, 2019
By my estimation, not the most presidential of words, but the quote is a bit misleading. Here’s more of what he said:
“Maybe he’s looking up, I don’t know. I don’t know. Maybe; maybe. But let’s assume he’s looking down…”
Watch the full clip — which RedState’s streiff addressed previously:
Here is Trump last night at his rally after he was impeached by the House, complaining about Debbie Dingell after all he did for her late husband John Dingell and then she voted to impeach him. He even suggests that the late Congressman is in hell-even his supporters groan. pic.twitter.com/F5xkalVZ1M
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 19, 2019
According to Congressman Yarmuth, hell “will” be too good for the President, meaning he — a “criminal” — is certainly going there.
I so miss the days of principled debate. I know politics has always been a ruthless game; but there used to be an adherence to the idea of…ideas. For the betterment of the country.
It seems to me this present impeachment isn’t about an idea, other than one of victory for Democrats. In my view, they’re making a big mistake — they’re going to galvanize a portion of the country against them, such that they lose 2020.
But they don’t appear able to stop themselves. They look to be so hellbent on undoing 2016 — and unencumbered by a restraint on the absurd — they’re going to sentence themselves to five more years of the nightmare.
History is set to repeat itself.
But as we work our way through to the election, it would be nice if those against the President could challenge his policy ideas with better ones, rather than raise his off-the-cuff jabs to epically useless viciousness.
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