Here we are again, dealing with yet more instances of radical Islamic terror, and “progressives” in politics and in the media are, again, figuring out how to handle it all. ( I use quotations on the word “progressive” because all too often it is a contradiction in terms.)

We’ve already seen how some of our usual “buddies” have dealt with it, like our pal Dan Slott slamming GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for having the unmitigated gall to refer to the bombing in New York City as just that — a “bombing” — before, allegedly, all the facts were in. He even retweeted a tweet from a transgender activist who said Trump was “actively rooting” for the bomb to be terror-connected. Nice.

But … where is Slott, et. al. regarding Hillary Clinton doing the same thing — not to mention the mainstream media, in the form of CNN this time, covering for her by selectively editing out where she referred to the attack as a “bombing”??

The polls not going her way and desperately seeking an opening, Hillary upped the ante today, spewing the typical “Trump’s rhetoric is giving terrorists an excuse” nonsense:

I don’t want to speculate but here’s what we know and I think it’s important for voters to hear this and weigh it in making their choice in November… We know that a lot of the rhetoric used by Donald Trump is being seized on by terrorists… Wea [sic]also know from the former head of our counter-terrorism center, Matt Olson, that the kinds of rhetoric and language that Mr. Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries.

“Aid and comfort?” Why, that sounds like … treason! 

Naturally, in cases like these (CNN Clinton assistance aside), the media provides no shortage of qualifiers — like “potential”:

This is where we are in early 21st century America with the Left, folks: For offering solutions to Islamic terrorism, however unpalatable they may seem to some folks, Trump is helping groups like ISIS.

All the while the Fourth Estate is busily helping Trump’s opponent.

I am no fan of Donald Trump. I never thought his candidacy would last, that he would poll lousy and eventually drop out. I don’t believe he is really conservative, and given many of his statements and his temperament, he potentially could make Barack Obama’s abuse of executive authority seem like our first African-American president is the greatest constitutional adherent ever.

But the Left really has no one to blame but themselves for the rise of Trump. It is comical to watch the disbelief coming from the Left: “How can anyone support this guy?” they angrily exclaim.

Even though many on the right have reservations about the GOP candidate, they are weary of the last eight years’ collection of lies, obfuscations, political correctness, and outright criminal activity.

Not to mention, when the media ponders how they’re having little effect on Trump’s outrageousness, one only has to look at how they treated the two George Bushes, John McCain, and worse, Mitt Romney. When a guy like Romney is portrayed as evil incarnate, it’s going to be rather difficult to make people believe what you have to say in the future … even when it is warranted. Like with Trump.

To coin a cliché, “The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf.'”

So, I, for one, am enjoying watching Trump take on the ridiculous PC which has overtaken us, and thumb his nose at the mainstream media. By the media and the Left routinely giving average Americans the middle finger — calling them “bigots,” “hateful,” and “xenophobes;” refusing to call “radical Islamic terror” just that; championing “sanctuary cities” while belittling those who want immigration laws followed and enforced — they’ve helped make Trump the very manifestation of the reaction to that middle finger.

Side note: I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Doug for allowing me to voice my thoughts here now that it had become impossible to keep The Colossus of Rhodey updated regularly. As Doug mentioned, you can catch my regular writings over at The College Fix.

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About the Author Dave Huber

After serving Delaware's public schools for a quarter century, Dave now devotes his efforts to The College Fix (thecollegefix.com) which exposes progressive lunacy on college campuses. He maintained The Colossus of Rhodey blog for many years, and has contributed to the Advanced Iron fanzine and media bias site Newsbusters. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.

10 comments

  1. This is basically a Predator versus Alien movie, with Hillary playing the role of Alien and Trump as the Predator. At least with Trump, he’s OUR Predator. He will utterly destroy the status quo in Washington and in the media. With Hillary, nothing whatsoever will change, except for the bad things will only get worse. I’m not a Trump-Fan, but he’s the only shot we have left, in my opinion.

    Good to have you on here Dave!

  2. I agree with you that the left is in many ways culpable for Trump’s rise, but the Mitch McConnells in the Republican Party also share a good chunk of the blame. They were electorally saved by the Tea Party movement twice, and each time they repaid those voters by sneering at their concerns. There was a window of opportunity to really harness the power within the Tea Party and turn it into a lasting movement, and the GOP wasted it.

    Basically, you had good people who love their country alienated by the left, which totally despises them, and the right, which only gives lip service to the U.S. Constitution, our founding principles, etc. The elites bashed them in the face from both sides, and as a result they turned to Trump. He certainly is not conservative, but he will “the Republican Obama” if elected.

    The two political parties inadvertently created a Frankenstein monster, and now they may not be able to stop him.

    1. “Welcome aboard Hube, look forward to your posts!”

      In case you didn’t know, I think Hube also has the ability to make the Eagles win when you read his posts. He used some Hube-magic last night to help Philly pull out a road win over the Bears. 🙂

    2. Hah! I’ll always root for the Eagles as I’ve lived in northern Delaware my whole life … as long as they’re not playing the Rams. I’ve been a Rams fan since 1972 — diehard. 🙂

  3. Welcome Dave!

    The Left is crazy. They can’t even react sanely to an attack. It’s as if the handling of Benghazi wasn’t a mistake for them, but a template for how they should treat attacks from now on anywhere in the world: Caution against reprisal, blame a political opponent, and try to obscure the event and who is responsible.

    If 9/11 happened now, we would see the most shameless reaction from our government and there would be a sizable amount of our population that would go out of it’s way to excuse them for it and blame the attack on us. They were pretty small in 2001. Now they are everywhere.

    Trump? I sincerely hope he’s the man he says he is in his recent speeches I don’t think Trump will send tanks into your living room. But I know if he did, Hannity and Breitbart.com would justify it. These folks can never again say ‘principled’ and conservative’ in the same sentence again

    1. “The Left is crazy. They can’t even react sanely to an attack. It’s as if the handling of Benghazi wasn’t a mistake for them, but a template for how they should treat attacks from now on anywhere in the world: Caution against reprisal, blame a political opponent, and try to obscure the event and who is responsible.”

      I’m also not sure if Hillary “We came, we saw, he died! Hahaha!” Clinton has any credibility when it comes to embarrassing foreign policy rhetoric. I’m not a Trump guy, but there is no way he can be seen as “THE” warmonger when compared to Hillary.

      “If 9/11 happened now, we would see the most shameless reaction from our government and there would be a sizable amount of our population that would go out of it’s way to excuse them for it and blame the attack on us. They were pretty small in 2001. Now they are everywhere.”

      Time has given everyone perspective on George W. Bush. His reaction in the days and weeks following 9/11 were truly inspirational, no matter what morons like Michael Moore say. I don’t care what anyone says, I thank God that Bush was the president on 9/11 and not Al Gore.

      “Trump? I sincerely hope he’s the man he says he is in his recent speeches I don’t think Trump will send tanks into your living room. But I know if he did, Hannity and Breitbart.com would justify it. These folks can never again say ‘principled’ and conservative’ in the same sentence again.”

      It’s a shame what has happened to Breitbart since Andrew died. I still get sad at times when I think about his death…

  4. Democrat propaganda has always been that Trump (Reagan, Goldwater, Bush) can’t be trusted with the launch codes. But Hillary Clinton has advocated US intervention in almost every international conflict and civil war in the past thirty years. The fact is, Democrats are just as capable of warmongering as Republicans, when it suits their purposes.

    Gaddafi was a thug. How many third world government leaders can you name who aren’t? One item from the email scandal was the Blumenthal Memo, which indicated that NATO and/or the EU wanted Gaddafi deposed because he planned to use his gold reserves to back a new currency that would displace the franc in Central Africa.

    Hillary has said that Putin is the new Hitler. If Trump (or Reagan) said the same thing, the MSM would accuse him of trying to start WWIII.

    And Hillary, like Trump, referred to the explosive device in New York City as a “bomb.” Why is Trump wrong and Hillary right?

    Then again, maybe she shouldn’t be held responsible for what she said, since she was obviously zonked out on medication at the time.

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