I stumbled, quite by accident, onto a very conservative website, Townhall, last night. As soon as I saw some of the OpEd titles, I knew I was not in Kansas anymore, and was aiming to make a hasty getaway before I was spotted in enemy territory. But then … I thought … why not take a look at what they are saying? I’ve long said that in order to meet somewhere in the middle, we must first listen to each other, right? Here is a sampling of the titles of some of the OpEd pieces on this site …
- Trump Pushes Back Against Anti-Christian Bullies and Bigots – Todd Starnes
- Trump Supporters Have ALL The Moral High Ground. Don’t Cede One Inch Of It To The Left – Scott Morefield
- American Workers Looking Forward to Five More Labor Days With Trump – Bob Paduchik
- The New York Times’ Revisionist History on the Start and Story of America Is Absurd and Dangerous – Richard Land
- President Trump—Not Democrats—Is Really Helping Low-income Americans – Michael Busler
- Mainstream Media Hijack Hurricane Dorian for Climate-Change Alarm – Vijay Jayaraj
- Democrats Put Their Faith in the Faithless – Robert Knight
I actually read a few of these articles this morning, thankful that I hadn’t yet eaten, so there was no danger of a return visit, and then I went to take a shower, for I felt somehow dirty. These are semi-legitimate journalists, by the way, not the Tucker Carlson variety of ranters, although I did notice Ann Coulter’s name on their list of contributors. According to Media Bias/Fact Check, their factual reporting gets a mixed review, as they are known to “publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information”. Anyway … in case you care what the other side thinks … I shall share just a few relevant snippets.
From the Scott Morefield piece …
- Especially given a leftist-controlled mainstream press all-too-willing to portray the president as a monster and his policies as monstrous, you may be forgiven for thinking all of those things. But the reality, however, is actually the exact opposite of what they would have you believe. In fact, it is Trump’s supporters who truly have every inch of the moral high ground. In fact, it is Trump’s policies that are the very definition of objective principles, morals, and values, even if his presentation at times gives his haters ammunition by seeming to belie that fact.
- Every time these jackals politicize mass shootings to call for more gun control, remember that they really don’t care about any of the lives such legislation would save, especially considering they know full well the legislation they espouse wouldn’t actually save any lives. In their unquenchable thirst for control, leftists would happily take away the right to defend oneself against rogue criminals or rogue governments. They cry alligator tears at the deaths of gun victims while ignoring those who successfully defend themselves with guns or the unarmed who die from a senseless home invasion.
- Those who refuse to support President Trump based on optics alone are completely missing the big picture. Whether you consider some of his tweets and comments “presidential” or not, the policies Trump espouses and helps to implement through executive orders, signed legislation, and appointing judges result in by far the greatest good for the greatest number of people, full stop.
From Bob Paduchik’s …
- The Democratic Party’s presidential candidates not only want to repeal the tax cuts that saved taxpayers an average of $1,400 last year and restore the regulatory overreach that crippled American businesses during the Obama era, they’re also urging surrender in the seminal trade negotiations that are still underway between the Trump administration and the Chinese.
- The Democrats have plenty of other nasty surprises in store for working Americans, too. Their outrageous “Medicare for all” proposal, for instance, would eliminate the private health insurance plans that workers earned at the bargaining table.
And, according to Robert Knight …
- Democrats can’t seem to figure out whether they want to use the government to drive Christianity underground or just replace the biblical version with fake Christianity. These aren’t mutually exclusive goals; either one brings America closer to a secular, socialist state whose unofficial religion is atheism.
- Democratic presidential contenders like former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg invoke Christianity to shill for taxpayer-funded, unrestricted abortion and the family values of Sodom, plus confiscation of wealth and redistribution. Note to the media: Why aren’t Democrats – and Republicans – being asked what they think of Drag Queen Story Hour? Anyone?
Well, I think you get the gist, right? The thing that disturbs me is that both sides are so far apart on all issues from foreign policy to humanitarian issues to immigration to religion that I see no room for any middle ground. The middle ground seems to have become a barren desert where nothing can exist. I mean, how do you debate with someone who calls gun-control advocates “jackals”, and says, “Trump’s policies that are the very definition of objective principles, morals, and values …”? Where do you even begin?
The name-calling is taking place on both sides, I engage in it myself on a fairly routine basis, but it is detrimental to any meaningful meeting of the minds. How do you engage in any sort of discourse with people who turn a completely blind eye to the single most important issue of the day: climate change? When they applaud Trump’s de-regulation by executive order rather than will of the people or congressional mandate, they are essentially begging to hasten the destruction of life as we know it. How do you speak to that?
Well, the exercise wasn’t entirely futile, for it got my adrenaline stirring and gave me some food for thought. How ‘bout I end this with a few cartoons from “the other side” …
I didn’t really find any of them to be that funny, did you? Thought for the day: How can we shrink this great divide that is destroying the country? How can two sets of ideologies that seem so far apart with nothing in common, unite?