The cout detat continues apace as the establishment, the democrats and an increasing number of republicans continue to resist Trump. Charlottesville and its aftermath was just what the doctor ordered, in the eyes of the left. Their arch-enemy was in trouble no matter which way he leaned. But I have to tell you, after reading the Opinion piece by Holman W Jenkins Jr., in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, the whole things stinks. See The Extremist Show is Just Starting. It seems that the Democrats control the city where the application for the Charlottville demonstration, against the removal of a civil war statue, was made. Why didn’t they turn it down? Did they deliberately set the whole thing up?
But reading on we find that the democratic city members who voted to remove the Robert E Lee status have all left office. Two didn’t seek re-election; one did and lost; and one had to leave his teaching job under a cloud due to a “history of bigoted, anti white tweets”. It seems, according to the article, that the removal of the statue was not a popular item. It was only popular with a small number activists groups. The author of the opinion piece lists some of these activist groups and their background is less than savory and full of trouble making social media or principles. The whole event seems to be a prefect set up by a number of clever inviduals who might have staged the whole thing. It’s just too prefect and unlikely to have happened without careful planning – on both sides. And this is the point that the mass media don’t want to talk about. It takes two to make a fight and both sides turned up looking for that fight. Yes, Trump took the middle road as Obama did and as explained in “Trump follows Obama’s example of moral equivalence“.
So after reading this opinion piece was I left with sour taste. It seems that the establishment is gearing up for hard work against President Trump. Those on the extreme right need to watch their actions. They may end up falling for the bait and thus damaging the very think they perceive helps their cause (even though Trump does not). The coffee was strong but with such a sour taste I had no option but to go to the tread mill for an hour to get my frustration out.
It was wonderful to watch the preceding Friday to listen to Scott McNealy talking sense on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He took Andrew Ross Sorkin to town over the mass media mess. He explained to Mr Sorkin that everyone in their right mind stands against Nazis and extremeists – Trump included – and to use the argument of the change in tone, or the sequence of speeches the president made, as an proof he was defending Nazis is stupid. Mr Sorkin was taken aback and not able to get his point over since he was pushing the establishment’s arguments. See the video here. Mr McNealy affirms that Trump did not say or imply that any Nazis or white supremacists are “fine people”. Trump was referring to the likehoood that on both sides, there were some there who were going to protest peacefully and some others were going to peacefully protest the protesters. But Trump’s words were construed since it played into the establishment’s plans. The cout detat is gathering space.