THE REASON ‘THEY HATE TRUMP’
Wall Street Journal columnist David Gelernter offers a noteworthy summation of why the ire among President Trump’s rivals is so intense.
“The real reason they hate Trump: He’s the average American in exaggerated form — blunt, simple, willing to fight, mistrustful of intellectuals,” writes Mr. Gelernter, who suggests that Democrats face a barren political landscape as Trump victories are recognized by the public.
“The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s international position is strong. In foreign affairs, the U.S. has remembered in the nick of time what Machiavelli advised princes five centuries ago: Don’t seek to be loved, seek to be feared,” he says.
“The contrast with the Obama years must be painful for any honest leftist. For future generations, the Kavanaugh fight will stand as a marker of the Democratic Party’s intellectual bankruptcy, the flashing red light on the dashboard that says ‘Empty.’ The left is beaten,” the columnist continues. “The left’s only issue is ‘We hate Trump.’ This is an instructive hatred, because what the left hates about Donald Trump is precisely what it hates about America. The implications are important, and painful.”