Hart: 'Our democracy is under attack.' Really?

Hart: 'Our democracy is under attack.' Really?

November 23rd, 2018 by Ron Hart in Opinion Columns

President Donald Trump takes a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, right, before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Since they lost in the 2016 presidential election, Democrats from Hillary Clinton to candidates for statewide offices have been fed this talking point to use:

"Our democracy is under attack." Leftist reporters never follow up with the obvious question: How so? They just nod in agreement and go on to do all they can do to make Trump out as a boob.

If Trump is a boob, that goes a long way to explain his popularity with men. In reality, Trump — while bombastic and a political novice — gets under the skin of the political class, and Americans love it.

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It's even fun to watch him make celebrities become unhinged. All those celebs said they would move to Canada or England if Trump were elected, and the only one who did was Meghan Markle. I find it curious that they say America is such a racist place where they no longer want to live, but they want to move to majority white countries like Canada and England. Weird, huh?

Celebs: Why not go to Kenya, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela or Zimbabwe, where you could really see the results of a strong, central, socialist government? And if multiculturalism is so important, why do these countries not have it?

Democracy has gotten better under Trump. The Obama administration's use of government to target enemies has been revealed and stopped. Jim Comey's FBI protected Hillary and tried to frame Trump.

Even the FBI, which many think protected mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, is now on the mend. Under Trump, Bulger was killed in a West Virginia prison at age 80 while starting to serve two life sentences. I think he was killed during his first life sentence to save us taxpayers money.

Democracy, which gave us Donald Trump with an electoral landslide, is working — not the way the Democrats want, but it's working.

Democracy also worked a few weeks ago when Americans decided to elect a majority of Democrats in the House. It pretty much worked in Florida, where Democrat vote manufacturing plants Broward and Palm Beach counties were shut down.

Dems also talk of voter suppression. Oprah came to Georgia to campaign for black gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who almost won in a state that is only 29 percent African-American. It proved Oprah can buy people a car but not an election. Ditto for Andrew Gillum in 16 percent black Florida; he almost won.

Does that sound like voter suppression? There were record turnouts and registration of voters. So is that democracy failing? It's just the opposite.

The next line of assault Dems whine about is Trump's relationship with the media. He actually gives 10 times more interviews than Obama did. Trump will answer questions from a hostile media from the bathroom.

CNN hates Trump. If Trump had gone into that cave in Thailand and personally pulled those boys out, CNN would have reported that he groped a group of foreign boys when they were the most vulnerable.

Yes, he is annoyed at CNN. You know how anyone can also get annoyed at CNN? Watch it for 10 minutes.

Jim Acosta personifies the hubris of the celebrity "journalist." Suspending one obnoxious person's hard pass to the White House is not "ending free speech," as Dems dramatically pretend. Remember when the Obama administration spied upon a Fox News reporter?

Yahoo News reported, "The Justice Department spied extensively on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, tracking his movements in and out of the State Department and seizing two days of Rosen's personal emails."

Obama smiled and had his henchmen destroy enemies. Trump directly calls out enemies and goes after them himself. Which is more admirable and transparent?

Watching the attendees at the Trump rally in Chattanooga, I saw democracy work. When Trump came out and all these right hands went up in the air, I got nervous until I realized they were taking pictures of him with their cell phones. But for a split-second there, I thought, "Wow. CNN is right."

Contact Ron Hart, a syndicated op-ed humorist, at Ron@RonaldHart.com or Twitter @RonaldHart.

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