I don’t begrudge anyone a belief that much of Donald Trump’s manner can be off-putting (to put it gently). Nor was I ready in January 2017 to debate those who believed Donald Trump’s temperament might make for an unsuccessful tenure in the White House.
However, a personal aversion to Donald Trump was never a justification for believing (wishing) that he was an agent of the Kremlin or that his election was the result of foreign malfeasance. We now know with certainty that those allegations were false and that Trump’s enemies in the federal government, Democratic Party and news media corruptly developed and promoted this false accusation to ruin an innocent man and destroy a duly-elected president.
Given that the Republican NeverTrumpers invariably assert or imply their own moral superiority over those who defend and support Donald Trump (which we deplorables presumably do out of a lack of perception, insight, good taste and/or moral fiber) and cite their own unwavering adherence to principle, shouldn’t they be apologizing about now for endorsing and abetting this immoral attack on the President?
NeverTrumpers did not merely abet the myth of high-minded professionalism on the part of James Comey and Andrew McCabe et al. (Remember when our betters assured us that the FISA applications and the “dossier” all independently verified?) but they questioned the patriotism of those of us who dared to question the actions of those we now know with certainty to be utterly corrupt partisan hacks. Shouldn’t there be some high-minded mea culpa for allowing partisanship or anti-Trump sentiments to give support to a lie and wrongful accusations?
I recall reading exhortations on Ricochet that I should “read the report” (as if many of us Ricochetti had not already waded through the Mueller excretion) and that if I did I would see overwhelming evidence of obstruction. I did not find any such evidence of obstruction. Oddly enough, not even Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi thought to conclude those Mueller obstruction speculations in the impeachment bill so I guess they did not find obstruction either. If one makes accusations that not even Adam and Nancy would make, one is way over one’s skis, morally speaking.
The supposed certainty of Russian collusion and obstruction is currently replaced by the odd fiction that a “high crime” can be constructed out of being hesitant to give aid money to a corrupt regime without some proof of anti-corruption efforts such as looking into the Ukrainian role in the 2016 election (no, it was never “debunked”), the Ukrainian role in the creation of the suspect account of a Russian hack of the DNC and re-opening the probe that Joe Biden corruptly pressured them to shut down. The farce hinges on a rather strained fictitious vision of Mr. Trump’s state of mind such that lawful acts become high crimes if motivated by bad thoughts.
Our betters’ addiction to bringing down Donald Trump at all costs has debased the national political discourse far more than the entirety of presidential tweets.
No one expects honor on the part of Schumer or Pelosi and certainly not Adam Schiff. But aren’t the GOP NeverTrumpers better than that? In fact, aren’t they better than the rest of us on the right? So how come they have not stepped up and done the right thing and apologized? How will we deplorables ever get morally elevated if the NeverTrump GOP elite does not set a good example?Published in