Doug’s Rant – Did Trump Blow his legacy?

Someone asked me how I was going to address the debacle that happened in the swamp waters, I said “I might just skip a week of ranting because I really don’t want to deal with it.” They said “if the rant was still in the newspaper you wouldn’t skip it would you?” And no, I wouldn’t, so here goes.

President Trump messed up big time and there no way else to spin it. Sadly, his accomplishments are being washed away in a sea of negativity by his carless and miscalculated words. Unfortunately, a fraction of the folks in attendance screwed it up worse than Trump did and right or wrong, fair or not, it stained him and his supporters in a big way.

Stop The Presses!

The day after I wrote the preceding, I got to listening and thinking more about his supposed screw-up and I have to tell you I fell hook line and sinker to the lame stream media, as well as conservative outlets as to the horribleness of what he said.

I’m now thinking his words that day have been misinterpreted and it’s really a matter of perception as to him inciting the violence. I don’t think he did, I’ve heard numerous accounts by folks who were at the rally who stated they didn’t even give a thought of him encouraging any sort of violent measures he is being accused of. In fact, one gentleman who was there said “it was the calmest least inspiring speech he has heard Trump give.” I’ve always said Trump is a lousy articulator and I think that’s what got him in trouble in this case.

In no way did he explicitly tell people to storm or breach or break into the Capitol. Here is some of what he said and while this isn’t everything he said these are the strongest words I found that in some feeble way could have been misconstrued.

The best is yet to come. We’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue — I love Pennsylvania Avenue — and we’re going to the Capitol. And we’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones because the strong ones don’t need any of our help; we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country. So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.”

To me and many others the president encouraged supporters to head over to the Capitol grounds and cheer on senators who were hesitant to ignore election laws that were broken, but he did not explicitly tell people to commit crimes themselves.

To me this is another deep dive by the left to become thought police trying to stop any words they deem as horribly wrong or even words by right leaners they think can be twisted and spun to silence or get rid of those they hate.

Forget The Thought Police:

(I wanted to use another word instead of forget, but I’m trying to keep things clean).

We can now see the downright assault on one the foundations this nation was built on—FREE SPEECH—as tech companies are trampling all over that portion of the first amendment and it should scare the bejeebers out of all of us.

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