July 19, 2019

Donald Trump"s "Read my Lips" Moment

Timothy Birdnow

Conservative HQ has an article discussing President Trump's comments about how the Four Harpies, er, Horsewomen, er, the Squad should consider returning to their homelands of origin if they don't like America. I

I left the following comment:

Donald Trump has stated in the past that he never apologizes. He's right; in politics even the most mild of apologies - done for civility if nothing else - will be used against you with extreme prejudice. That is why I am so puzzled by his disavowing of the chant "send her home!" at his rally. Trump really screwed up there. He said he "wasn't happy" about the chant. Why not? It is, after all, what normal people think when an immigrant, or children of immigrants, badmouth the country that gave them respite, and where they prospered enough to become members of Congress, a huge honor.

This reminds me of George H.W. Bush's "read my lips" comment. After swearing he wouldn't raise taxes he caved in to Democratic pressure and the Left screamed "ah ha!" and went on to destroy the feckless Bush. Trump, after making these very comments, then threw his own supporters under the bus. I cannot imagine why. He has now handed the Democrats and the media sound bytes to use against him in the next election.

I don't know who convinced him to cave, but that person needs to be fired. I doubt Trump is the architect of this flip flop.

When dealing with the media and the donkeys one must never give an inch. If they ask for a cup of water you should pour them a cup of sand. If they say it is a nice day you should sneer at their assertion. They never do ANYTHING without a political attack in mind. Our side - even our best - forget that fact all too often.

1Corinthians 14:8 says it best:

"For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war?"

Sadly, our side is forever sounding an uncertain trumpet.

Mr. Trump's trumpet has largely been certain. But now he's waffling.

I fear this mistake is going to cost us down the road. Trump should have doubled down on this rather than pulled up short.

If Trump stops defending his supporters he's finished. The Left knows that. It's fight or die. A walk down the middle of the road will lead to a squashed President.

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