Matt Flegenheimer for The New York Times asks, “What if the Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes Was the Last One?”
My response to him would be the last election, in 2016, was definitely the most important election of our lifetimes.
The election of 2016 showed that the people who really care about our country could still win a national election, regardless of the blatant liberal propaganda media and the millions of fraudulent votes fabricated by the liberal democrats.
The election of 2016 put an end to the appeasement of Muslim terrorists and those who support them.
The election of 2016 put an end to the wholesale shipment of American jobs overseas.
The election of 2016 put an end to the allowance of virtually every foreign country taking advantage of us via unfair trade agreements and policies.
The election of 2016 ended our dependence on oil from the Middle East.
The election of 2016 brought manufacturing back to America, most importantly of steel, which was a national defense concern.
The election of 2016 has put a finger in the dyke of the seemingly never ending leak of illegal and dangerous immigrants into our country.
The election of 2016 has brought to light many abuses perpetrated by the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA and more, which would have never even been known had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.
The election of 2016 forced the liberal propaganda, fake news media to finally, and unquestionably, show themselves for who they are…, an arm of the democrat party, an enemy of our country an enemy of the American people.
The election of 2016 short circuited the unconstitutional UN-Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, and the attempted government takeover of our private healthcare system.
The election of 2016 brought long awaited reforms which improved the performance of the VA system and the overall treatment of our veterans.
The election of 2016 resulted in the rebuilding and upgrading of our military across the board.
The election of 2016 also resulted in the slashing of thousands and thousands of suffocating and obstructing federal regulations.
Other than that, the election of 2016 wasn’t important at all!
Flegenheimer continues, “Politics runs on superlative: the best plan, the biggest rally, the most votes.”
“And one trope [a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression] has proved most enduring of all, repeated each campaign season with well-practiced conviction.”
Hold on a minute.
What is it with these “reporters” from The Times and The Post? Why do they always feel the need to interject some word that no one ever uses?
I’m sure Flegenheimer spent quite a bit of time coming up with that “elitist word of the day.”
Anyway…, back to the one “figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression which has proved most enduring of all, and repeated each campaign season with well-practiced conviction.”
‘“This is the most important election of our lifetimes,’ Bernie Sanders said of 2020 last month.”
‘“The most important election of our lives,’ Pete Buttigieg agreed in February.”
‘“Maybe the most important election,’ Joe Biden ruled last year, hedging slightly, ‘no matter how young or old you are.’”
“Maybe. But what if they’re wrong this time? What if the other clichés — of dice cast and Rubicons [defining moments] crossed [there we go again] — have finally overwritten this one? [I actually think he meant to say ‘dies cast.’]”
“What if the most important election of our lifetimes happened already?”
“[President] Trump is in charge during a generational emergency, briefing the nation on life and death with an eye toward television ratings and miracle cures. It can feel unlikely that any choice in 2020 will be as consequential as the fact that he won in the first place.”
“Another Democratic primary day passed on Tuesday, this one in Wisconsin, and with it another reminder of the present limits of presidential politics, of how large the last decision looms and how distant the next one seems.”
Regarding the 2016 election, ‘“It was the rejection of business as usual,’ said Rebecca Kirszner Katz, a progressive Democratic strategist. ‘And that includes any form of competent governing.’”
The word “competent” being a matter of opinion, of course.
To be sure the 2016 election was “the rejection of business as usual.” And if you believe career establishment politicians and anti-American policies represent competency, then Ms. Kirszner Katz is your girl.
“Recent weeks have at once exposed the messiness of the federal virus response and the consistency of [President] Trump’s rampaging leadership instincts, delivering a moment that has at last closed the gap between the permanent chaos of his White House, a once-remote sideshow for many Americans, and the daily upheaval in their own lives.”
Okay, Mr. Flegenheimer, I just have to dissect this last remark.
“The messiness of the federal virus response?”
At least we have a federal response!
And what is “messy” about it? We have daily, transparent, briefings from The President and his team, and plan of action that’s endorsed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
What kind of “response” was put together by any other president in the last 50+ years regarding a “response” to a potentially dangerous virus?
Go ahead Flegenheimer…, talk amongst your friends…, I’ll wait.
I hate to interrupt, but…
Don’t you recall other presidents banning travel from foreign countries?
Don’t you recall other presidents ordering that people be quarantined before reentering our country?
Don’t you recall other presidents shutting down educational systems across the country in order to guard against the spread of a virus?
Don’t you recall other presidents ordering all non-essential business be suspended and all personal interactions be limited in order to guard against the spread of a virus?
NO, OF COURSE YOU DON’T, Flegenheimer!
YOU DON’T RECALL ANY OTHER PRESIDENTS DOING ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T DO ANYTHING…, BESIDES GIVE US ALL A BUNCH OF MEANINGLESS LIP SERVICE!
Please let me remind you, Flegenheimer, since you seem to be factually challenged…,
… we currently have seen 1.9 million coronavirus cases worldwide, resulting in 120,500 deaths.
… we currently have seen 555,000 cases in the United States, resulting in 21,900 deaths.
… in 2009, the H1N1 virus, or the Swine Flu, effected a billion people worldwide, with 284,000 estimated fatalities. How come our country wasn’t shut down for this outbreak, President Obama? Sleepy Joe Biden? Anybody?
… in 2003 we had the SARS virus.
… in 1999 we had the West Nile Virus.
… in 1968 we had the H3N2 virus, or the Hong Kong Flu, where 33,800 people died in the U.S.
… and in 1957 over a million people died from the Asian Flu worldwide, while 116,000 died in the United States.
When have we cancelled, closed, or shut down anything before because of a virus?
The correct answer is NEVER.
Getting back to your remark…, “[President] Trump’s rampaging leadership instincts,” could also be referred to as decisive, informed leadership, which has saved tens of thousands of lives.
And then you talk about “a moment that has at last closed the gap between the permanent chaos of his White House, a once-remote sideshow for many Americans, and the daily upheaval in their own lives.”
May I suggest that any “chaos” in the White House, if there is any, is instigated and nurtured by you and your friends in the liberal propaganda, fake news media, and your democrat friends.
‘“What do you have to lose?’ [President] Trump famously asked black voters in 2016, suggesting he was a risk worth taking. He has repeated the question more recently in a new context: to encourage stricken citizens, in defiance of expert opinion, to try an anti-malarial drug to combat the coronavirus.”
Again, aiding you in your “factual challengedness,” Mr. Flegenheimer, the drug you’re referring to is hydroxychloroquine, and it has been proven to be quite effective in many cases. In fact, many have given the drug credit for saving their lives.
“Of course, the answer to [President] Trump’s initial prompt has always been evident to most Democrats. At stake were health care plans, immigration policies, a generation of court seats and now, they say, many lives that would not have been lost to the coronavirus under more capable executive stewardship.”
And, of course, “the answer” to your answer is that your answer is all politically motivated anti-Trump propaganda and fake news.
‘“I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time,’ Biden said in his announcement video last year. ‘But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation.’”
Only in a positive way, Sleepy Joe…, only in a positive way.
Oh, and by the way, Sleepy Joe, wasn’t it you who called President Trump a “xenophobe” [a person having a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries] for blocking any travel from China at the onset of the outbreak, and probably saving tens of thousands of American lives as a result?
Yes…, it was you Sleepy Joe…, don’t be shy!
‘“The striking thing about the first term is how much damage he was able to inflict,’ said Robert [the third] Reich, a former labor secretary under Bill Clinton who endorsed Sanders in the primary. ‘At the margin, he probably could do more with two terms, and I wouldn’t wish that on this nation. But he’s already done a huge amount.’”
Reich’s level of confusion here is both stunning and impressive.
How could a former labor secretary describe President Trump’s accomplishments regarding the lowest unemployment rates across the board, in history, as “damage?”
“In less trying times, Biden’s record on the subject had been consistent.”
Yes…, consistently a bunch of hot air.
‘“The most important election you’ve ever been part of,’ he told voters in 2018, rallying for midterm candidates.”
‘“The most important election,’ he said in 2016, stumping for Hillary Clinton, ‘in any of your lives.’”
Yeah…, we know…, it’s like, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Period. If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Period.”
They’re all just disingenuous words spouting out of an establishment politician’s mouth for the sake of those ignorant enough to believe them.
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