Trump supporters, stop playing the victim card and own your failure if it comes

The standard liberal mentality is to blame others. When a liberal sees a friend or someone in their family do something bad, they blame the system, the elites, or some other esoteric classification of “anybody but us.” When a liberal sees someone they don’t know fall into the hands of crime or perversion, they blame society. When a liberal sees their candidates lose, they blame the vast right-wing conspiracy.

The victim card has not been held exclusively by liberals, but they have a much higher predisposition for playing it. At least they used to. Today, we’re seeing another example in the form of Trump supporters. These “victims” are those on social media, mainstream media, and even in the bowels of the RNC itself that have been claiming the folks in the #NeverTrump camp will be to blame if Trump loses.

No. You have the burden of proof. You have the job of selling him to voters. You are the people responsible if Trump loses. If you are on the Trump Train, stop blaming those of us on the sidelines. We’ve looked at Donald Trump. We’ve looked at Hillary Clinton. We’ve decided that neither is acceptable. The fact that they represent the two parts of a binary choice for the next President of the United States does not instantly require us to pick one or the other. It also does not mean that voting third-party (or not voting at all) is a vote for Hillary. That’s a ludicrous and illogical claim. Is a vote for Gary Johnson a vote for Hillary? Is a vote for Jill Stein a vote for Trump? No.

If you’re bound and determined to make the case for Trump, make your case. How will he make America great again and why should we believe that this time he’s not lying? Making threats only proves the point that Trump is such a weak candidate that his supporters have no redeeming value with which to grab hold. Argue his qualities. Don’t try to manufacture failures in our principles simply because you don’t share them.

The fatal blow will likely come to all of our freedoms regardless of which candidate loses this election less than the other. Don’t dishonor us simply because we’re not willing to strike a self-inflicted wound. Either show us how Trump has earned our vote or leave us alone about it. Either way, stop trying to blame us for your failure to make a valid case other than, “but Hillary.”

Originally published at Soshable.