The title of this blog is “Skeptical Analysis,” and its intent is skeptical analysis of matters that require some skepticism or some analysis. A Facebook friend months ago chided me for my stance on current President Donald Trump, asking why I was giving him such a rough ride while a passel of Democratic politicians appear to be getting a free ride. It deserves some explanation.
First of all, Donald Trump is a fountainhead of untruth and other maters that require a load of skepticism. These days Trump and his extended crime family suck all the gas, leaving little for dealing with those wicked and liberal Democrats.
Second, it is not a bunch of Democrats and liberals going around claiming Mexico is going to pay for a border wall, and it’s not a bunch of Democrats and liberals going around telling people that global warming is a Chinese hoax. Also, Democrats and liberals are not tipping the hat to a crowd of low-enders parading and chanting “Jews will not replace us.” And carrying Confederate flags and flashing swastikas. Fact is, I don’t ever recall the low-end crowd showing up at a Democratic candidate’s rally and cheering them on.
And third, when credit is due, I paste one on a Democrat/liberal who shows drift toward the loony side of the road. In particular, Hillary Clinton’s bizarre Christianity caught some flack on this blog a few years back.
Having digested all that, how am I supposed to respond when I receive one of these:
Sun, May 3 at 12:25 PM
The Radical Left is trying to STEAL THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIVES, so President Trump is calling on you to join his White House Defense Team.
Democrats have proven they’ll stop at nothing to try and take down OUR President. Just take a look at some of the ridiculous things they’ve already tried:
- Stuffing the ballot boxes with FAKE and FRAUDULENT votes
- Rigging the Democrat Party nomination in favor of Sleepy Joe
- Impeaching President Trump when he DID NOTHING WRONG
Countless BASELESS Witch Hunts
- Attempting to keep President Trump OFF the ballots in California\
- Weaponizing the coronavirus investigative committee against the President
President Trump knows that the attacks from the Left are only going to get worse, which is why he’s calling on YOU to join our White House Defense Team so that you can help him FIGHT BACK.
I omitted part of the preamble that indicted me as a “supporter.” And that’s a point worthwhile. I understand this email is aimed at supporters, and it says much of what the Trump campaign thinks of his supporters.
Trump supporters think Democrats are stuffing ballot boxes with fake and fraudulent votes, the terms “fake” and “fraudulent” being redundant.
They want supporters (and some Democrats, as well) to believe the Democratic nomination was rigged. Full disclosure: I voted in the primary, and I did not vote for Sanders. It’s because Sanders did not receive enough votes that Joe Biden got the nomination.
Trump supporters are presumed to be the type who think the stuff he does is not wrong. Trump was impeached for selling out his office for personal favor, and the Trump campaign is sure his supporters believe there is nothing wrong with it.
I have to think about the charge Democrats tried to keep Trump off the California ballot. As I recall this had to do with the California Republicans deciding not to hold a primary, denying Republican voters the opportunity to select anybody else. There is some history behind this, and if you have had a course in American History you will know that decades ago the courts decided the days of dealing inside a closed room to select a candidate were past.
Regarding the last item, President Donald Trump screwed up big time with his handling of the current pandemic, and Democrats—this being an election year—are feverish to make sure he is held accountable. This is no time to let bygones be bygones. Donald Trump is a corrupt and inept administrator, and even a bunch of Republicans are coming around to that conclusion.
Final analysis: there is not much to be skeptical of here. Somebody once made the comparison of a dead mackerel in the moonlight, “It shines, and it stinks.” There are conclusions that are impossible to avoid.
And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.