Burt Prelutsky / November 15, 2021

Trump in ‘24

If Donald Trump is willing to go wading once more into the Potomac swamp, more power to him.

I’m not sure why Donald Trump wants to jump back into the cauldron. Seemingly, unlike most politicians, he appears to have a pretty nice life away from politics.

Considering how cruelly maligned he has been over the past half dozen years, I can only assume that he is a world-class masochist or, far more likely, he actually loves this nation so much that he is willing to make the next-to-ultimate sacrifice in order to save it from the various skunks, snakes and rodents who are so desperately eager to destroy it.

The man has been called every bad name in the book, from Fascist, Nazi and racist to Russian agent, traitor and anti-Semite. But when all he does is refer to the fake newsmongers as fake newsmongers, you have millions of Democrats demanding that his mouth be washed out with a bar of Lifebuoy and millions of soccer moms condemning him for his boorish manners, insisting he’s a terrible role model for their ignorant, slothful teenagers.

The silliest charge against him is that he’s a divider when the fact is that his political opponents have spent the past few decades dividing Americans by class, race, age, sex and political preference.

Which brings me to a meme Bob Hunt passed along a while back.

It begins with “It has been said that Trump is the Great Divider,” and is followed with these four items of interest:

“More than 70 Democratic members of Congress didn’t show up for his inauguration. He wasn’t even the President yet. Is that when Trump divided America?

"Nineteen minutes after Trump was inaugurated, the Washington Post declared the impeachment campaign had started. Is that when Trump divided America?

"Nancy Pelosi ripped up Trump’s State of the Union speech right in front of the world, showing complete disrespect for the President of the United States. Is that when Trump divided America?

"America had to endure three years and over 40,000,000 of its tax dollars spent on trying to prove that Trump only won the election because of Russian Collusion and not because America voted him in; and then Robert Mueller and seventeen Democrats did everything in their power to prove that Russia was behind his victory and came up with zilch. Was that when Trump divided America?”

The meme could have gone on to question whether Trump divided America when Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Gerald Nadler twice tried to impeach him, once even after he was out of office as the result of a corrupt election in which we were expected to believe Joe Biden, campaigning from his basement, received 16 million more votes than either the first black or female presidential candidate had received.

But if Donald Trump is willing to go wading once more into the Potomac swamp, more power to him.

As for those Republicans who would love to vote for him, but fear he is too weighed down with baggage, including the January 6th kerfuffle, and would prefer to see someone like Ron DeSantis carrying the GOP banner three years from now, don’t let your naivete cloud your political judgment.

The Left has already accused Florida’s governor of being a super-spreader just because he refused to allow his state, its people or its students, be bullied into bankruptcy and blind compliance to Covid authoritarians like Joe Biden, Gavin Newsom, J.B. Pritzker, Lori Lightfoot and Anthony Fauci.

If it even looked like Gov. DeSantis had an outside chance of garnering the nomination, Democrats and their yapping lap dogs in the media would quickly turn their attention to destroying him the way they have Trump. The difference is that, as a longtime veteran of New York City’s world of high stakes real estate, Trump has skin as thick as a pachyderm. In fact, if the GOP ever thinks it might be time to update its symbol, the powers that be might consider putting a shock of blonde hair on an elephant.

Bryan Nielsen let me know that “It does get a bit monotonous having to listen to Democrats continuously couch GOP efforts to tighten up election and voter integrity as ‘voter suppression.’ My answer to that is, well…we are engaged in a type of voter suppression. We wish to suppress the votes of illegal aliens, felons, people under the legal voting age, dead people and people who have already voted once. You know, people who are not eligible to vote.

When you realize that every fraudulent vote cancels out a valid vote, why is it not considered voter suppression to allow voter fraud to continue?”

Of course, it is considered in that light, except by those left-wingers engaged in the illegal activity and the black stooges whose voting rights they pretend to be protecting.

A meme I received from Bob Schenck showed a self-congratulatory liberal hooking up his car to a coal-fired electrical outlet. The caption read: “Helping liberals pretend they’re solving a make-believe crisis.”

Speaking of electric vehicles, another meme showed Joe Biden wearing his Alfred E. Neuman grin, announcing, as the silver-tongued devil did, that “When you buy an electric vehicle, you go all the way across America on a single tank of gas…uh, it’s not gas. You plug it in.”

While the Democrats in Congress continue to duke it out over how many trillions of dollars they can squeeze out of the middle class in order to provide the funds with which they bribe the sloth-like creatures that form the base of their party, Stephen Hanover wrote to say “If anyone wonders why Thomas Jefferson’s statue was removed from New York’s City Hall, perhaps this quote of his from 1816 is a clue: ‘The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.’”

But since the only future that people like Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi, care about is their own, they no doubt wish the statue was heading to a landfill instead of a museum.

It is thanks to Ralph Barnett that I am aware that the city of Portland, Oregon, is the first in the nation to offer bereavement leave for employees who get an abortion. I suppose that serves as a consolation prize for women who have to miss out on baby showers.

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