July 5, 2018

Contrasting Party Visions — Hope vs. Despair

Donald Trump and DNC Chief Tom Perez present a clear choice for Americans.

Just ahead of Independence Day, we noted a Gallup poll revealing the chasm between Democrats and Republicans in terms of patriotism. Then the two political parties’ leaders proceeded to vividly illustrate the point.

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez marked Independence Day with a dour statement painting a dismal picture of America. “As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we recognize that America’s founding promise remains out of reach for too many families,” he complained. “Too many members of our society are still struggling to find a good-paying job or get the health care they need. Too many women, LGBTQ Americans, people of color, and people with disabilities still face inequality and injustice across our society. Everywhere we look, our most fundamental values are under attack.”

On that last count, he focused on the Supreme Court, which, after Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump has the chance to shape. Because of recent Court decisions, Perez implies, workers’ rights, Muslims’ rights and women’s rights are all “under threat like never before.” And, he says, don’t forget all those children at the border.

For patriotic Americans, on the other hand, we’re encouraged by the Supreme Court upholding the Constitution and Rule of Law, however narrowly. We’re heartened by soaring consumer confidence, rising small business optimism and record wage increases to go along with record-low unemployment. We anticipate another good jobs report tomorrow.

In the Left’s alternate reality, Perez is busy whining that jobs aren’t “good-paying,” and leftists like Bill Maher are explicitly hoping for recession just to spite Trump.

As for Trump? He hosted the White House’s annual Independence Day picnic for military families. “Thank you for keeping America safe, strong, proud, mighty and free,” he said. “Our freedom only exists because there are brave Americans willing to give their lives to defend it and defend our great country,” he continued. “American Liberty has been earned through the blood, sweat and sacrifice of American patriots.”

Indeed, it isn’t the people who divide us, tear down our traditions and usurp our Liberty who make this nation great; it is Patriots who love our country enough to sacrifice for it. Quite a contrast.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we can be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans and First Responders, and for their families.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.