Put Yourself in Trump’s Shoes: Might You Feel a Bit Angry?

 

Back in 2020, Rush Limbaugh stated, “We don’t go after our former Presidents.” He elaborated, describing those presidents who had all sorts of problems while in office, offending various and sundry political opponents. President Richard Nixon resigned from office, rather than face impeachment for the Watergate fiasco. After he left office, no one pursued him or his aides with criminal charges. He was allowed to go quietly into retirement.

Well, Rush was right, until now. Donald Trump has been pursued by the Leftist Establishment and Media literally from the day when he declared himself a candidate for President in 2015. Immediately, the muckraking so-called “press” published hundreds of slandering stories about Mr. Trump’s private life, dredging up as many women as they could find, who told their tales of how Mr. Trump had made them feel bad, “assaulted” them, or “raped” them. Story after story was debunked, but the stories continued.

If they couldn’t get him on his personal behavior, they went after his business dealings. The state of New York has been trying to obtain his income tax records, in order to accuse him of criminal tax evasion. They went back decades trying to dig up dirt on him. They have gone after his business associates, trying to get someone to give them more dirt on Trump, in exchange for leniency. More than one associate went to jail. Leftists in New York and Washington simply could not tolerate a presidential candidate, or a President, who wasn’t one of their Political Leftist Elite.

Big Tech giants, like Google’s YouTube, and Twitter, banned the sitting president from their platforms, for the crimes of speaking to his constituency, the people of America! The Tech Elites couldn’t tolerate a president who disagreed with them. Hundreds of Trump supporters were also banned from those platforms, for speaking to the people of America.

Donald Trump is now out of office, but the pursuit continues. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Mr. Trump and his associates, on tax charges (from long before he was president!), and involving his attempts to show that the 2020 election was corrupt. News stories abound. Here. And Here.

What the Left is doing, or trying to do, to Mr. Trump, is criminalizing political behavior. They are attempting to make political phone calls into crimes! The Democrat Party refuses to let go of their dogged attempts to ruin Donald Trump. They have said many times, in print and on television, that they believe he belongs behind bars. How dare he question the results of the 2020 election? How dare he sue the State of New York, for releasing his private tax documents? Donald Trump is the most evil person ever to hold the office of President of the United States! And, perhaps the worst of all, they go after the lovely Melania Trump, who was perhaps the most beautiful, gracious First Lady in US history. That poor, innocent woman has been dragged through the mud by the idiots on TV, who even denigrate their young son. This is abhorrent behavior, which, unfortunately, will not be punished until the idiots meet their Maker.

Former President Trump does not deserve the treatment he is receiving from his political opponents, and this is a very dangerous precedent for the Democrats to perpetrate. If they can pursue President Trump and all his associates after they are out of office, what would prevent the Republicans from pursuing Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Kamala Harris after they are out of office? Sigh … the answer to that is, the Press, Big Tech, the DC Swamp, are all wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Leftist Establishment, and anyone who tried to pursue the Bidens would have a very difficult time. But it’s not impossible.

Many of us on the Right don’t like Donald Trump. But we should be very aware that if he is ruined by the evil Left, then we are all in danger. It’s a good thing that Mr. Trump is a very strong personality, and does have his loyal supporters (including myself). Think about it — what has been done to him might cause a weaker person to commit suicide, or murder. He has not been permitted a minute of rest or calm since 2015. It is a wonder that he is still around and fighting. He deserves help.

Originally posted at RushBabe49.com.

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  1. David Foster Member
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    “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime”

    –Lavrenti Beria, Stalin’s secret police chief.

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  2. Vince Guerra Member
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    Didn’t ever need to see Kathy Griffin again. Thanks for that. Geez. 

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  3. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Didn’t ever need to see Kathy Griffin again. Thanks for that. Geez.

    Perfect representation, don’t you think, though?

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  4. Miffed White Male Member
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    RushBabe49: After he left office, no one pursued him or his aides with criminal charges.  He was allowed to go quietly into retirement.

    Not exactly.  Fords pardon of Nixon probably cost him re-election in 1976.  And several of Nixon’s aides did prison time.

     

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  5. David Foster Member
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    I have observed an increasing number of people…not all on the Left…asserting that “X should go to jail”, without any statement whatsoever of what statute X has supposedly violated.  

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  6. Franco Member
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    There is a difference, here. He remains a threat to them. He can run for another term. They are just being their despicable selves.

    But it was interesting to see that iconic photo so large on my screen. Haven’t thought of it or seen it in years. It looked bad then and it looks worse now.  Now, removed from the zeitgeist, the image looks like a pathetic, low-rent “artistic” edgy attack, by a shlock, bitter comedienne.

    They showed us their hatred. These people have no idea they are more full of hate than their supposed enemies. I would be appalled and disgusted to see images depicting my most despised political enemies like this. Even Fauci. And artistically, it’s cheap. It’s meaningless. It’s stupid. It’s not art, it’s the opposite of art, Kathy. 

    She’s not canceled because of her politics. She’s canceled because no one risking money wants to sign a contract with someone who might just rip up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live.

    In the aftermath, we’ve witnessed their willingness to abandon all pretense.

     

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  7. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    RushBabe49:

    If they can pursue President Trump and all his associates after they are out of office, what would prevent the Republicans from pursuing Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Kamala Harris after they are out of office?

    McConnell and McCarthy’s mob, final answer.

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  8. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Edited to add commentary on Trump’s family.

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  9. Manny Member
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    What the left, the media, the deep state, and the NeverTrumpers have done to President Trump is a disgrace which in some cases are criminal.  I completely sympathize with his anguish.  This is why I give him a pass on the post 2020 election hysteria he did create.  After all they did to bring him down, of course it would be logical they rigged the election as well and he would react against it.

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  10. Kozak Member
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    David Foster (View Comment):

    “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime”

    –Lavrenti Beria, Stalin’s secret police chief.

    Yeah our Just Us Department is now pure NKVD, the police organ of the Progressive movement.

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  11. Kozak Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    RushBabe49:

    If they can pursue President Trump and all his associates after they are out of office, what would prevent the Republicans from pursuing Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Kamala Harris after they are out of office?

    McConnell and McCarthy’s mob, final answer.

    and a lack of testicles and spines.

     

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  12. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Republicans in power should retaliate. The only way this stops is if the left pays the price.

    A GOP POTUS should investigate Obama forward. And a GOP house should use the Capitol Police against the Democrats. 

    Fire with fire. Force the Democrats to understand that from now on, they get back what they do.

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  13. philo Member
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    RushBabe49: …this is a very dangerous precedent for the Democrats to perpetrate…

    Actually, this is all a part of the plan. Once you recognize that the “fundamental transformation” preached under the undefined Hope and Change marketing push was not limited to just a turn toward the progressive utopia but that they would be equally thrilled if it all just burned to the ground…as long as it no longer resembled America and a beacon of Liberty anymore, it all becomes much clearer.  Turning us into a low trust society (on many levels) sends a tingle up their leg just as much as flushing another $3 Trillion down the toilet would. The danger you fear is a feature, not a bug.

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  14. Annefy Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Republicans in power should retaliate. The only way this stops is if the left pays the price.

    A GOP POTUS should investigate Obama forward. And a GOP house should use the Capitol Police against the Democrats.

    Fire with fire. Force the Democrats to understand that from now on, they get back what they do.

    I’m on record stating that if someone had handed me BO’s birth certificate (proving he was born elsewhere) on the day after his election I would have shredded it. And that DJT should ignore the HRC email scandal once he was in office, as one couldn’t be seen investigating one’s previous opponent. (I wonder, was I drinking tea with my pinkie sticking out when I wrote that?)

    Yeah. Well … my feelings have changed

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  15. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Rush always said that Mr. Trump was flabbergasted at all the vitriol directed at him.  He never really understood that the majority of the government was violently against him, and would thwart him at every turn.  Even when he saw what was happening, he never quite believed it, so never responded the way he should have.  Donald Trump, at bottom, is a very good man, though prone to bombast.

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  16. The Reticulator Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Rush always said that Mr. Trump was flabbergasted at all the vitriol directed at him. He never really understood that the majority of the government was violently against him, and would thwart him at every turn. Even when he saw what was happening, he never quite believed it, so never responded the way he should have. Donald Trump, at bottom, is a very good man, though prone to bombast.

    I often wondered if it was like that. Do you think Rush came to that understanding from talking to him? 

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  17. Manny Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Rush always said that Mr. Trump was flabbergasted at all the vitriol directed at him. He never really understood that the majority of the government was violently against him, and would thwart him at every turn. Even when he saw what was happening, he never quite believed it, so never responded the way he should have. Donald Trump, at bottom, is a very good man, though prone to bombast.

    I often wondered if it was like that. Do you think Rush came to that understanding from talking to him?

    I think Rush and Don talked frequently. 

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  18. Franco Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Rush always said that Mr. Trump was flabbergasted at all the vitriol directed at him. He never really understood that the majority of the government was violently against him, and would thwart him at every turn. Even when he saw what was happening, he never quite believed it, so never responded the way he should have. Donald Trump, at bottom, is a very good man, though prone to bombast.

    First, Rush was really good at reading people and sussing out what was really going on. A great analyst and we are suffering his loss.

    Second, I had a pretty big head-start on Trump the man. I worked at two of his casinos, I actually played Christmas music at a small party in a private home, celebrating his engagement to Marla Maples. I read about him often in tabloids New York Post and Atlantic City papers, read his book Art of the Deal and even watched two seasons of The Apprentice. Saying that, it sounds like I was some kind of fan, but it wasn’t the case. But I knew his personality and was further informed during his campaign and 4 years in office. Everything about this guy is consistent and predictable. Trump has blind spots, just like each of us. 

    The guy is very optimistic and doesn’t focus on negatives. Perhaps to a fault. He personifies the title of the book written by his pastor “The Power of Positive Thinking”. He’s always hyping some product or resort, and early on he made his name into a brand, so he was always protecting and advancing his brand. Many people confused that with egomania, but it was more him simply marketing and promoting. As president, he did the same thing for America the brand – as it were. Some saw this as gauche. I knew where he was coming from, and found speaking positively about America and promoting its interests was very refreshing.

    Coming from the world of business, which is highly regulated, competitive and results-oriented, I don’t think he really understood how government bureaucrats and politicians could be so intransigent and even malicious and still have jobs, so he granted them way too much benevolence.

    I don’t know if anyone took Trump aside and said, “You should know that many of these Republicans are not your friends and don’t really believe themselves what they say publicly. Politicians and government employees are really operating for their own benefit and have no incentive or interest in helping the American middle class. You can’t really do much as President, you should just pretend like everyone else and always strive to make yourself look good. That means no mean tweets, don’t rock any boats or demand people live up to their treaties and commitments, just go through the motions.”

    To his credit, he’s not that type of guy. 

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  19. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Rush always said that Mr. Trump was flabbergasted at all the vitriol directed at him. He never really understood that the majority of the government was violently against him, and would thwart him at every turn. Even when he saw what was happening, he never quite believed it, so never responded the way he should have. Donald Trump, at bottom, is a very good man, though prone to bombast.

    I often wondered if it was like that. Do you think Rush came to that understanding from talking to him?

    Yes. Rush didn’t have as much access in the last couple of years of Trump’s term but he did try to warn him of the trouble he would have with the swamp. My guess is that with most of the political establishment attacking him from every direction, he just didn’t have the bandwidth. 

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