This is a re-post from January 12, 2018. I’m posting it again here because it seems to fit well into what we are currently experiencing.
We should not get hung up on Trump’s language. Trump is the warrior we need and he knows what he’s doing. When you’re in a war of sorts for the soul of your country you need a strong commander. General George Patton was such a one, he said:
“When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can’t run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn’t fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … As for the types of comments I make, sometimes I just, by God, get carried away with my own eloquence.”
Hugh Hewitt this morning spent the entire first hour of his radio show fussing over Trump’s language. He read from the Bible. He bemoaned the image of a president speaking in the vernacular of the street. It was ridiculous. Trump denies he ever said poor countries are shit holes. GOP senators in the room at the time say they didn’t here him say any such thing. Who cares? What Trump did is what is important and what he did was great.
Rush Limbaugh today:
Let’s go back a couple of days when Trump had that meeting in the White House that was televised. How many of you thought you were witnessing the beginning of a sellout? We are used to being sold out by people we elect.
I guarantee you the Democrats walked out of that meeting at the White House that was televised salivating. I guarantee you they walked out of that thinking that they were on the verge of getting a deal on two things: the DREAMers, the DACA kids, and comprehensive immigration reform. And, lo and behold, they show up at the White House yesterday with their proposal for a new DACA deal and it is the worst thing in the world. It is absolutely abhorrent. It is nothing that you or anybody with common sense would support.
And what did Donald Trump do? He blew the whole thing up with one question, with one question he blew it up. And you know what the question was? Forget the words used. The question was: Why do you people on the Democrat side want to continue to bring people to this country that are not going to benefit this country? Why instead do you not want to bring the best and brightest of the world to this country? Why is it that you think that we need to bring people to this country who are incapable of helping themselves?
And of course we know the answer. Because Jennifer Palmieri of the Center for American Progress let the cat out of the bag earlier this week by admitting something that we all knew, and that is that the Democrats’ version of immigration is all about securing additional votes. She let the cat out of the bag, and that’s what they were going up doing, and Trump knows it. That leaked memo from Jennifer Palmieri that DACA was key to the Democrats getting power back through elections.
They were feeling empowered after that meeting. They thought they had Trump at a weakened moment, and they show up and they present this to him. And his reaction, forget the word that he used, or is alleged to have used, the terms or what have you, you can have your thought on that or not. But his question to them was essentially, “Why in the world do you look at this issue as something that is not helpful to this country? It’s only helpful to you.”
It doesn’t matter what Trump called dysfunctional countries from which Democrats are trying to lure immigrants, it doesn’t matter whether he called them shitholes, buttholes, hellholes, or rabbit holes. What matters is that he exposed the Democrats for what they are with that one big question. He exposed them for their phony “compassion” for the people from those countries. They just see those people as voters and that’s all they care about.
The Democrats need a permanent underclass because they can’t maintain their political power without the votes of people they keep poor so those people will think they need Democrats for their survival. The whole time, Democrats don’t give damn what it does to this country. They want power and the money that comes with it. They will do anything to get it and keep it.
From Law professor Ann Althouse:
“Shithole” is a perfectly good rude, slangy word. It has a great history, and it’s vivid and effective. It is not a racial term, and shame on the people who are making it racist. I wonder if these people ever think of the pain and damage they are causing by proclaiming and insisting upon a connection between dark skin and excrement. They’re revealing what’s in their head, and they don’t mind burdening dark-skinned people with the knowledge that they are being thought about like that.
I’m giving this post my “civility bullshit” tag. You know what that means? It means that calls for civility are always bullshit.
Somebody send this to law professor Hugh Hewitt.
We live in a surreal moment when it becomes ever harder to tell the truth about sensitive subjects. Donald Trump has strutted across our timid landscape like a wrecking ball, telling truths, putting noses out of joint. The toffs will never forgive him, but I suspect the American people have stronger stomachs and are up to the task.
For Democrats, the truth is just too controversial and unpleasant.