They do that to themselves.Maybe he has a long-term secret plan to
blow upexpose the two-party system, or prove that Republicans and Democrats in Washington are so much alike ideologically that it doesn't matter what party you join.
So he's sticking to campaign promises, you're whining about it and come up with a stupid suggestion. Yeah, do that... Democrats are not the only ones that can't get over the people voting Trump in office. There's a hidden clue in there that neither party seems to be able to grasp. (reference first quote)But if he keeps it up much longer,President Trump will have a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2018 and then we Republicans are going to be asking him not to sign legislation to help us, but to help us by vetoing it.
Crying wolf. Seriously? Switch to the Democrats who are promoting AntiFA and Bernie? WTH?Meanwhile, if the president stumbles any farther down this road to Republican Party ruin we might see him change his party affiliation.
+1Still better than Hillary
Monuments cause pain? Whatever happens, it's Trump's fault.The disputes over Americaâ€™s racial past and public symbols have proliferated with dizzying speed, spreading to states far beyond the Confederacy and inspiring campaigns by minorities and political progressives across the country. But along the way, they have become to some an example of politically correct sentiments gone too far, with the potential to mobilize the right and alienate the center.
Paul Begala, the Democratic strategist, said his party was â€œdriving straight into a trap Trump has set,â€ because the president seeks to shift the focus away from comments he made about white supremacists to his charge that opponents are trying to â€œtake away our history.â€
â€œWhile I understand the pain those monuments cause,â€ said Mr. Begala, who was an adviser to President Bill Clinton, â€œI just think it in some ways dishonors the debate to allow Trump to hijack it.â€
Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia who watched neo-Nazis march on his own campus, said the left seems to have once again become focused on symbolic issues rather than the ones that most voters care about.
Interesting, the top "Reader Pick" comment was not a "NYT Pick"Far From Dixie, Outcry Grows Over a Wider Array of Monuments
Monuments cause pain? Whatever happens, it's Trump's fault.
Professor Ice New York 2 days ago
Lee, Colombus, & Rizzo offend some people's sensibilities and they want their statues down. Can the NYT explain how is this different than the Taliban taking down Buddhist statues, or ISIS removing crosses because they offend their sensibilities?
Like it or not Slavery, Lee, Colombus, Rizzo, Japenese interment, discrimination against women, gays and immigrants are all part of the American fabric. If you removed all of these things you may find yourself with Sweden or Latvia.
It is a demographic fact that in 100 years they will become a minority. I teach at a top 50 school. Today fewer than 20% of students in any class are white males. How would you feel if in say 2150 white males started calling for removal of MLK and Rosa Parks statues?
The main problem is that for the past 30 years Democrats have practiced Identity politics, celebrating every identity except the white one. To every action, there is a reaction. And taking down these statues will slow down progress towards a more equitable America.
James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal kicked off the Freedom Conference in Steamboat Springs Friday, telling his audience that years of the left-leaning national news media trying to reassert its authority through slanted reporting, coupled with the political rhetoric of then presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, were a major factor in Trump's ability to claim the presidency.
Taranto said he believes the mainstream media's reaction to Trump's campaign promise, made five days after the Dec. 2., 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino, to impose a ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S. was emblematic of over-the-top political correctness that had become a key strategy or component of "left-wing domination."
Taranto concluded that Trump was the only Republican candidate â€œwho was willing to challenge, forthrightly, this political correctness of left-wing domination.â€
According to Taranto, Trump managed to put his Republican primary opponents in the same politically correct box as the Democrats, including Hilary Clinton, whom he said described Muslims as peaceful, tolerant people, who have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.
Clinton could have qualified her remarks by saying "most Muslims" or "many Muslims,â€ Taranto observed, but she didn't.
Finally, Taranto suggested Trump's rhetoric may be the cure for years of people consuming unbalanced reporting by the left-leaning media as it tries to reassert its authority.
the pet press is critical to the rest of those sins being favorably presented to the public as meaningless opposition tactics. The rise of AntiFA and their favorable praise in the media, even as they burn cars, break windows, attack people including the media and police, is simply proving Trump right.unmasking the names of American citizens and then leaking them to a pet press to weaken his opposition
He's still fighting the entire left (unless one thinks the media and other Dems are putting on one massive charade), the deep state, the Never-Trumpers and hopefully not pissing off his base.should Trump be persuaded to move to the compromising middle to be reelected