Democrats, Marxists and progressives all have been attacking Donald Trump nonstop from the time he announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. Many Republicans also dislike and distrust the man.
Russiagate? Steele Dossier? FBI raid? Investigation of businesses? Claims about Trump’s unlawful or unethical actions dating back for years? MAGA? The infamous stolen election in 2016?
With all this negativity, let’s get input from a totally opposite point of view.
According to Thomas D. Klingenstein, Chairman of the Board of the Claremont Institute, there’s lots more we should know about Trump, and much of it is positive.
“Trump is the most towering political figure in living memory,” he said. “He has, like it or not, defined the politics of our age. In 2016 and 2020, he was the political leader most fit to lead in our warlike circumstances. Trump inspired a movement.
“If properly deployed,” said Klingman, “ this movement might challenge the woke Coms (communists), and God willing, save the country.”
Klingenstein gave a 17 minute address entitled “You Know His Vices, But Do You Know His Virtues?” that was played on Mark Levin’s radio program. The Gateway Pundit, an unabashedly conservative website, summed up his observations as follows:
- “Trump knows the media can’t be negotiated with, or reformed. It must be defeated.
- “Trump smoked out rats from hiding places. We now know our intelligence agencies are corrupt.
- “Trump made it clear it’s a privilege to enter our country, foreigners should assimilate to us.
- “Before Trump, politicians hid from the public that China is our mortal enemy. Now we all know.
- “The ‘cold’ civil war divide in our country was exposed by Trump, not created by him.
- “Leadership strength is in short supply. Trump understands there are no clean hands in a fist fight.”
Klingenstein said “The woke Coms (communists) clenched the Democratic Party by the scruff of its neck. They tell us lies, and they silence those who challenge the lies. Like most totalitarian regimes, they have a scapegoat. White males. And they have a narrative – America is systemically racist. And they have a utopian vision of society where all identity groups are equal, in all areas of American life.“
The Gateway Pundit’s transcript of Klingenstein’ comments reveals that he also said the following:
“The woke Coms (communists) control all the cultural and economic powers in America from where they ruthlessly push their agenda. That agenda rests on the conviction that America is bad. As Trump once said, ‘Their goal is not to make America better. Their goal is to end America.’ Make no mistake, we are in the midst of a cold Civil War. Trump awakened the public to this fact.
“You cannot win a war unless you know you’re in one. Trump’s critics say he caused or exacerbated the divide in this country. No he DID NOT! He revealed, not caused, an existing divide.
Klingenstein warned,”In war we must make a stand. For that we need strong men. Weak men do anything to avoid admitting the hardest truth because they lack the resolve to do what truth demands of them.”
He described how Trump “loves America. He wants to preserve the American way of life. Trump is unreservedly, and unquestionably pro-America. He makes no apologies for America’s path. Trump is a refreshing break from the guilt and self-loathing that marks our age.”
Too, at a time of “national doubt,” Klingenstein said, “Trump is still confident in America.”
Even at his most unleashed, Klingenstein said, Trump was right-on.
“Trump said Haiti is a sh**hole, and that representative Maxine Waters has a low IQ. These were not racist lies. These were uncouth, politically incorrect observation that most of us would agree with but would not dare say. Conservatives, no less than liberals, are reluctant to criticize black Americans for fear of being called a racist. Trump, on the other hand is an equal opportunity criticizer. We used to call that color blindness.”
“Even better,” he said, “With Trump, what you see is what you get. Authenticity is something you have, or you don’t. But it takes courage and independence to live authentically. In politics, most find it almost impossible NOT to be phony. Not Trump. Trump taught a crucial thing. For starters, that China is a mortal enemy. Before Trump, the public did not realize it. Now the public does. Likewise, free trade, accepted as a dogma by Republicans and Democrats, is now highly contested. These changes in public sentiment are big accomplishments made possible by qualities other than policy.”
And Trump “smoked rats out of hiding. . . Because of Trump, we know our intelligence agencies are corrupt. We know also that the mainstream media is not just biased. But it is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.”
This is very strong stuff, and many may be turned off by Klingenstein’s comments. But wake up!!! We are in battle for the soul of our country. The so-called “Progressives” are just as virulent in their attacks on conservatives as Trump is in his attacks on them.
I agree with much of what Klingenstein said. Our country is in mortal danger from the zealots on the left. They are opposed to everything I believe in. We need a strong leader like Trump if we are to have any hope of defeating them.