The Most Abused President in History
Source: American Thinker
By Jeffrey Folks
July 3, 2017
There’s no doubt that President Trump is the most abused president in modern history – more so than George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon, all of whom caught their share of flak. That’s the judgment of Fox News’s Brit Hume, who sees today’s partisanship as “the most intensely hostile political atmosphere” in memory – in his case, a memory stretching back almost 50 years. Hume believes that the treatment of President Trump is “the most biased coverage” he’s ever seen.
The bias continues in spite of the brief détente following the shooting of Steve Scalise and other GOP lawmakers and associates this month. Ava Navarro’s labeling of the president as a “crazy lunatic, 70-year-old man-baby” is yet another uncivil attack from the left – in this case, one that appears to combine unwarranted abuse with blatant age bias. Would the left have questioned Hillary’s abilities, or those of Bernie Sanders, on the basis of age?
I wonder how Trump can stand it. The president must be incredibly thick-skinned or possessed of a truly magnanimous soul. Although he often defends himself by striking back, it’s hardly proportional. For every Trump tweet, there are thousands of attacks from the liberal media.
It’s clear that the left is grasping at straws and has now descended into name-calling, the lowest form of rhetoric. If the attacks were based on substance, they might be taken seriously. But “crazy lunatic”? That is the stuff of an affronted seven-year-old, not of an educated adult.
Now that Russiagate has unraveled and “collusion” has gained little traction, what’s next? More name-calling, accompanied by an endless string of groundless charges, all of them the purported basis for impeachment – everything from continuing refusal to release his tax returns to receiving “foreign emoluments.”
The progressive website “fivethirtyeight.com” hosts plenty of this sort of talk. Nate Silver recently pointed to what he views as the president’s “escalating pattern of [alleged] misconduct,” whatever that is supposed to mean. At least Silver noted that the misconduct is “alleged.”
That doesn’t stop Silver from proclaiming that there’s already a basis for impeachment and speculating that Congress “will probably wind up with more before long.” Nor does it stop him, in a very long-winded discussion of impeachment history, from noting that impeachment is “more likely if Democrats take over the House in 2019” and that Trump’s conviction is possible if enough Republican senators come to view the president as a political liability. Or if Trump continues to antagonize members of Congress. Or if Trump becomes unpopular with voters…
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