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America’s war is Left vs. Right

DEAR EDITOR:

My leftist friends ask me if I’m bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum or if his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

I say conservatives have tried dignity. George W. Bush was a man of dignity, and he suffered outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

We tried statesmanship. Candidate John McCain exemplified “collegiality.”

We tried propriety. Candidate Mitt Romney typified “propriety.”

The results were always the same because, while we were playing by the rules, the left was engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are of Saul Alinsky.

There was nothing “dignified” about Barack Obama lying about what happened in Ferguson to increase racial hatreds to serve the Democratic Party. I see nothing “dignified” in lying about American deaths in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks. I see nothing “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to destroy your political opponents.

The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the 1960s — a war fought with violence, demagoguery, lies and the violent take over of universities. The Right has acted with dignity, collegiality and propriety. With Trump, this all has come to an end. Trump is America ‘s first wartime president in the culture war. It’s wonderful to see Trump defeating the left using their own tactics.

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” is the book of the liberals’ war against America, the playbook for Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s tweets may seem rash, but he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested. Instead of going after “the fake media,” Trump isolated CNN. Trump employs ridicule, which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.” Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an unwinnable position. The problem for liberal media is if they started honest reporting, that would end the Democratic Party they serve.

It is the use of fake news that keeps the left alive. Imagine if CNN had reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers, the mafia, Tony Rezko or the true evils of his spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Imagine if they had conveyed the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS against political opponents.

These aren’t the times for decorum, dignity and statesmanship. This is war — a war the Left has been fighting without opposition for 50 years. Say anything you want about this president — he can be vulgar, crude and undignified at times. I don’t care. He fights for America.

CATHY LUKASKO

Brookfield

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