Trump and the lib­eral hate-fest

The lib­eral loathing of the pres­i­dent has en­tered the realm of lethal fan­tasies

The Washington Times Daily - - OPINION - By Tammy Bruce Tammy Bruce, au­thor and Fox News con­trib­u­tor, is a ra­dio talk show host.

Al­most 6 out of 10 Amer­i­can vot­ers are an­gry and dis­sat­is­fied with how the me­dia is cov­er­ing pol­i­tics, ac­cord­ing to a new Quin­nip­iac poll. Some­one has fi­nally united us, and it’s through re­jec­tion of the 24/7 me­dia (read lib­eral) hate-fest of Pres­i­dent Trump.

That’s a good sign for the coun­try, but not so much for the busi­ness of news or for the Demo­cratic Party. It’s in­di­ca­tors like this that should be con­sid­ered se­ri­ously by the Democrats and their still fail­ing wa­ter­car­ri­ers. Their spoiled, elit­ist ha­tred for the pres­i­dent is not trans­lat­ing well for the Amer­i­can peo­ple.

As Oba­macare con­tin­ues its col­lapse and ter­ror­ist at­tacks around the world are an al­most daily event, New York’s elite re­main ra­bidly en­raged at Mr. Trump. Iron­i­cally, he’s the only per­son so new to the po­lit­i­cal scene to not have had a hand in any of the gov­ern­men­tal schemes cur­rently ru­in­ing peo­ple’s lives.

Yet, it’s Mr. Trump who ap­par­ently should be mur­dered, be­cause you know, af­ter 144 days he’s a tyrant. Or some­thing. Ac­cord­ing to Ras­mussen, con­sumer con­fi­dence is the sec­ond-high­est it’s been in the in­dex’s his­tory. The mar­ket cap of the U.S. stock mar­ket has risen more than $3 tril­lion since Mr. Trump was elected. Small­busi­ness con­fi­dence has surged to a 12-year high. In May, the un­em­ploy­ment rate hit a 16-year low.

Yeah, for New York limou­sine lib­er­als that amounts to a tyranny, es­pe­cially be­cause their po­lit­i­cal bread-and-but­ter re­lies on vic­tim­hood. Mr. Trump is threat­en­ing the only thing the Democrats have left — suf­fer­ing.

What’s a pan­icked gang to do? Much is be­ing made of the New York Pub­lic The­ater’s play fea­tur­ing the mur­der of Mr. Trump. Sure, it’s ti­tled “Julius Cae­sar” but we know that’s an in­side joke. For those not liv­ing in the pre­tend-world of lib­er­als, the peo­ple in charge of the New York Pub­lic The­ater are us­ing Shake­speare sim­ply as cover for their hor­rific fan­tasy, as it’s rather likely their “cre­ative” process first in­volved want­ing to kill the pres­i­dent, then they went scroung­ing around to find the fit­ting Shake­speare.

How clever they are, as they no doubt as­sure them­selves.

Drown­ing in smug, the the­ater re­leased a state­ment which, in part read: “Our pro­duc­tion of Julius Cae­sar in no way ad­vo­cates vi­o­lence to­wards any­one. Shake­speare’s play, and our pro­duc­tion, make the op­po­site point: Those who at­tempt to de­fend democ­racy by un­demo­cratic means pay a ter­ri­ble price and de­stroy the very thing they are fight­ing to save.”

How kind of them. Amer­i­cans ap­palled at the pre­sen­ta­tion of the mur­der of our sit­ting pres­i­dent are rep­ri­manded by our artis­tic bet­ters for not un­der­stand­ing Shake­speare, and the mes­sage of “Julius Cae­sar.”

News­flash for artistes: con­text mat­ters. Shake­speare’s in­tent was based on an his­tor­i­cal per­son­age for a rea­son. When you mur­der a liv­ing pres­i­dent, who is loathed by the very peo­ple mak­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, you lose the right to point back at the orig­i­nal play­wright who knew the dif­fer­ence be­tween an his­tor­i­cal les­son and con­tem­po­rary provo­ca­tion.

This is dan­ger­ous for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons, not the least of which is the in­ur­ing of the pub­lic to the idea of vi­o­lence be­ing com­mit­ted against the pres­i­dent. Af­ter the Lon­don Bridge ter­ror­ist at­tack, we were told by var­i­ous me­dia that Lon­don­ers were “get­ting used to” ter­ror­ism.

One man was lauded for keep­ing his beer with him as he ran from the car­nage. The As­so­ci­ated Press head­line: “UK hails man who fled at­tack hold­ing beer an un­likely hero.”

This is what lib­er­als ev­ery­where want. Why? Be­cause it keeps them from hav­ing to face the con­se­quences of their ac­tions. They cre­ate chaos and then have no so­lu­tions for the col­lapse of civil so­ci­ety, so the goal be­comes to make ob­scene vi­o­lence and chaos a “nor­mal,” or as John Kerry wished about ter­ror­ism, for it to be con­sid­ered sim­ply a “nui­sance.”

There are many rea­sons why 6 out of 10 Amer­i­cans are an­gry at the me­dia, de­fend­ing what the New York Pub­lic The­ater has done is part of it (“You ig­no­rant fools don’t un­der­stand Shake­speare), but also in pur­vey­ing fake news. James Comey told us the foun­da­tion story in The New York Times claim­ing Trump cam­paign “col­lu­sion” with Rus­sia was dead wrong. CNN had to re­tract a story a day be­fore Mr. Comey’s tes­ti­mony claim­ing he would deny he told Mr. Trump he wasn’t un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The op­po­site was true.

Dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” this colum­nist was on a panel which in­cluded a per­fectly nice young man who, as a lib­eral, ex­plained es­sen­tially that the pres­i­dent was un­able to work be­cause of the “head­lines” sur­round­ing his pres­i­dency. I re­sponded, not­ing that “head­lines are not re­al­ity,” de­spite the fact that for the years prior to new me­dia and the In­ter­net, head­lines and peo­ple like Wal­ter Cronkite did con­trol what the Amer­i­can peo­ple saw and heard. They did con­trol re­al­ity.

When lib­er­als lose that, their mask is ripped off as they pro­duce pho­to­graphs of the pres­i­dent be­headed ISIS-style, or a play fea­tur­ing his tor­tur­ous mur­der night af­ter night.

But Don­ald Trump is the tyrant. Got it.

IL­LUS­TRA­TION BY WIL­LIAM BROWN

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