I’m rarely surprised by anything that happens in the squalid, corrupt world of politics, but I have to admit that President Trump caught me off guard with his embarrassing vaudeville act in Tulsa ten days ago. I’m not a big Trump fan, per se, but I do support most of his freedom and free-market policies.
Also, even though he often fails to back up his threats with action, I believe he has displayed far more courage than any other Republican president in my lifetime. Ronald Reagan was pretty good at hitting back, at least during his early years in office, but not as good as Trump. All the other Republican presidents — the Bushes, Nixon, Ford, et al — have been nothing more than enablers for depraved Democratic behavior. More succinctly, they were unprincipled cowards who desperately wanted to convince their Democratic “colleagues” that they were liberals at heart.
Which brings me back to Trump’s Tulsa fiasco. I’m at a loss to understand what he was trying to prove with his longwinded, childish story about the media’s coverage of his slow walk down a ramp at West Point, followed by an equally frivolous anecdote about not spilling water on his tie. He came across more like a defensive middle schooler than the “leader of the free world,” and, unfortunately, people are not known to vote for defensive middle schoolers.
I realize that Rule No. 1 of the president’s base is “let Trump be Trump,” and I agree that it would be a mistake to try to mold him into something he is not. But when you see him preparing to do a swan dive off a 100-foot cliff into shark-infested waters, it seems to me you have a moral obligation to try to save him — especially when saving the country happens to be at stake as well.
I guess a little comic relief is okay now and then, but the focus of an election campaign — especially for a weird election like this one — should be on scaring people out of their wits with the truth. That’s right, skip the comedy and chest pounding, and focus instead on relentlessly hammering home to voters what will happen if Joe Biden and the Dirty Dems run the table in November.
What, exactly, is the scary truth? How about AOC heading up the Department of Energy? Or Beto O’Rourke calling the shots at the Environmental Protection Agency? Or Cory Booker being appointed Secretary of State? Or Keith Ellison succeeding Bill Barr as Attorney General? Even worse, if Democrats gain control of the Senate, they will have the power to appoint Supreme Court justices. How would you like to see Eric Holder, Andrew Weissman, or the infamous Michael Flynn judge, Emmet Sullivan, on the Supreme Court? Now that is what you call scary.
Another scary truth is that if Biden were to win the election, he would be nothing more than a puppet. He might be president of the Delaware Basement Dwellers Society, but that’s about it. The real president would be the woman his puppet masters anoint to be his running mate. Can you imagine moronic Kamala Harris or serial liar Susan Rice as president of the United States?
Of course, the real power behind Biden and his VP would be Comrade Barry. That’s right, the nightmare of all nightmares would come to life — an Obama third term — and this time you can be certain he would finish the job of fundamentally transforming the United States of America.
Voters may be fed up with Trump’s verbiage, chest-pounding, and hyperbole, but I don’t think they’re ready for the dismantling of the foundations of their country by Radical Left Democrats and their Antifa/Black Lives Matter enforcers. Even so, you can’t assume voters are consciously thinking about these things when their minds are filled with job insecurity, financial problems, their family’s safety, and the China virus.
Which is why they have to be constantly reminded of what will happen if the Democrats get hold of the reins of power. They have to be constantly remindedthat the cities with the highest violent-crime rates have been controlled by Democrats for decades. They have to be constantly reminded of how Democrats wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on the baseless Russia-collusion and Ukraine witch hunts, and are hellbent on starting as many new hoax-based investigations as possible.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t for a second believe the polls that show Sleepy Joe 10-15 points ahead of the president, but I do believe that if Trump is not able to get a grip on his personality disorder, the Dirty Dems could actually achieve the unthinkable and win the House, the Senate, and the White House. Very, very scary.
On the bright side of things, when push comes to shove, how many voters really want to see America overrun by a mob of vicious psychopaths who are intent on abolishing the police, tearing down historical statues, and burning American cities to the ground? Not many, I would wager, which is why Trump needs to constantly remind voters what will happen if the Dirty Dems sweep into power on November 3.
Let’s hope Trump’s campaign team can turn things around in the next four months, because if they can’t, the United States of Armageddon will be the result. On the other hand, if Trump is able to put aside the nonsensical rhetoric and focus on what’s at stake in this election, the Democrats are almost certain to win it for him by once again overplaying their hand with their malicious, insane rhetoric and actions.
What voters need to hear from this point on is the scary truth, not the president’s personal grievances.
ROBERT RINGER is a New York Times #1 bestselling author who has appeared on numerous national radio and television shows, including The Tonight Show, Today, The Dennis Miller Show, Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, The Charlie Rose Show, as well as Fox News and Fox Business. To sign up for a free subscription to his mind-expanding daily insights, visit www.robertringer.com. Copyright © 2020 Robert Ringer Reproduced with permission. Original article can be read here.