Is the Left Helping Trump?

The NYT asks.
Liberals may feel energized by a surge in political activism, and a unified stance against a president they see as irresponsible and even dangerous. But that momentum is provoking an equal and opposite reaction on the right. In recent interviews, conservative voters said they felt assaulted by what they said was a kind of moral Bolshevism — the belief that the liberal vision for the country was the only right one. Disagreeing meant being publicly shamed.
I can't say that this is true of the people on the left I know, except for a couple of feminists who are super angry about Trump. I understand that the Access Hollywood tape, and the attacks on Ms. Kelly, and many other things about Trump are deeply offensive to them. What they won't grapple with is that people on the right had at last only the choice of accepting Trump, or accepting a Supreme Court that would void their view of the Constitution on every issue.

That's a huge weight to set on the scale against the things you didn't like about Donald Trump. But, of course, they don't accept that any of the views that a Clinton Supreme Court would have ruled against you on are valid moral opinions either. Second amendment? Pah! Religious freedom? Code words for racism and hate!


Ymar Sakar said...

The NYT asks.= The Leftist alliance's psychological warfare department asks.

E Hines said...

There's also an interesting dichotomy here.

A good man can have flaws, even serious flaws, and still be somewhere between fundamentally good and merely having good traits or positions worth retaining/accepting/following.

However, a bad man, having good aspects, no matter how good, remains universally and entirely bad--those good aspects aren't acknowledged or can't be allowed to exist.

Eric Hines