There’s a stark choice facing America in the November election.
Citizens can vote for jobs and reelect Donald Trump.
Or, they can vote for mobs and elect Joe Biden. It’s not any more complicated than that.
Confusingly, it appears that Donald Trump — of all people — has forgotten that fact.
He’s allowed collaborationist and appeasing advisers to dilute the elements of the campaign platform that initially elected Trump.
The difference between the running-for-president Trump and President Trump is stark.
His message in 2016 was an anti-establishment, challenger effort, a message coming through loudly and clearly, because during the campaign Trump was cheap and didn’t hire a large retinue of campaign leeches and other hangers-on.
He wasn’t inundated by advice and "experts."
In 2020 he’s got a government-paid White House staff and a lavishly funded campaign apparatus that appears to only be effective at blocking attention to the issues that elected Trump.
That confusion may well prove fatal to his reelection effort.
As Tucker Carlson pointed out last week, Trump could well lose this election.
"The core appeal of Trump was if things ever started to fall apart, he would defend you. Yes, he was loud and crude. Most bodyguards are. Only a man like Donald Trump was tough enough to fight the creeping authoritarianism of the education cartel and corporate America," Carlson explained.
Trump voters don’t feel defended today.
Conservatives and independents feel beleaguered as the nation descends into chaos.
Trump voters were willing to make sacrifices to fight the WuFlu, but it quickly became evident that leftists in local and state offices had differing standards for who was required to make sacrifices. "Only the naive were surprised when Democratic governors immediately used the coronavirus quarantines to punish people who didn't vote for them. Christian churches and small businesses were locked down. Weed shops and abortion clinics stayed open," Carlson said.
It took a while but Trump voters grew tired of the double standard and began organizing lockdown protests. Not a single national conservative so-called leader joined them on the front lines of protest. And even Trump seemed conflicted and wishy-washy when it came to supporting his entrepreneurial base.
Then came the Floyd riots.
That’s what happened after the peaceful protests ended and the destruction, looting and arson began. Statues were torn down on federal property and the Trump administration failed to respond.
Leftists tried to divide us racially and characterize all Trump supporters as racists.
The president may have been on Twitter, but that wasn’t enough.
President Trump needs to boil this election down to a simple choice.
Voters can choose order, jobs and Trump. Or they can choose disorder, a racial spoils system and a leftist remaking of the USA under an out-of-touch Joe Biden.
To do so, Trump needs to stop the disorder in the streets right now.
That means arrests and an immediate law enforcement presence in the areas that need it most. If sending in the 101st Airborne was good enough for President Eisenhower, it’s good enough for Trump.
Trump also needs to defend governors who have reopened their economies.
He needs to remind his administration the China Flu goal was to flatten the curve and not eliminate infections altogether.
And he needs to stop listening to advisers who want to appease violent mobs and the reflexively anti-Trump opposition media.
Trump is rapidly running out of time.
He needs to define what’s at stake in this election right now.
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.
Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)". Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.