I know you, or at least I know your public persona. I listened to you for years, I saw you on television, I read your books. And I watched you change.
You continue to speak about the Constitution, about Country, about the America I love. You wrap yourself in so much patriotism that you virtually leave a little glittering red, white and blue flag contrail wherever you go.
Now there’s another thing you talk about, though. Liberal tears. Oh, and their heads exploding – that’s another one, always good for a laugh. Righteous indignation at the ready. After all, the liberals are responsible for so many of the terrible things in this country. They gave us Obamacare; but before that they pushed through Kennedy’s reforms on health care that started the price inflation in the first place. They spend us into oblivion. They say they love the military and law enforcement but will show their true colors and attack them as soon as it becomes profitable for them to do so.
You still talk about morality, too. You talk about it a lot. Sometimes it even mixes in with that discussion of liberal tears. Bring out abortion, bring out the Masterpiece Cakeshop, hell, let’s haul out Tim Tebow again. And then let’s start counting those liberal tears.
Or, wait, let’s not bring up Tim Tebow. He disrespected The Donald, after all, refusing to speak for him at the RNC. The man who was once a poster child of wonderfulness for you is now on the reviled list, at least until such time as he amends his ways and gets his thinking straight.
Hell, you intimate he’s a liberal himself, now. He hasn’t changed a single position, but he’s a liberal because he didn’t love President Trump. Never mind that every single criticism of Liberals listed above – spending, Trumpcare, attacking military and law enforcement – defines the President too. Tebow stepped away from the team and must be abandoned. No, punished. Because we need liberal tears.
You still wear your morality on your sleeve. Stop it. You excuse any offense at the altar of liberal tears. The President sleeping around on his pregnant wife? Liberal tears. Siding with a murderous Putin over allies and our intelligence services? Liberal tears. The admission in open court that there was no plan to re-unite not just children separated from hardened criminals at the borders but also those seized – stolen – from the true asylum seekers? Liberal tears.
What is your limit? If I’d asked you two years ago if you would support children being stolen, never to be returned to their parents, you’d have told me that I was insane for even asking the question. Now you cheer it on over liberal tears. Sometimes you’ll pretend to having concerns and revert to “but judges”, but give it a few days and you revert to laughing about the tears and the exploding heads.
Delight in the pain of an enemy is a terrible basis for ethics. That sort of thing leads to atrocities.
People talk about Trump shooting someone on the street. Forget that for a moment. Let me posit this:
If someone in the Trump circle were found to have set ablaze – on orders of the President – the home of a political opponent at 3 AM as their family slept; if the firemen brought out a trio of charred toddler bodies that never got to reach their fifth birthdays, would you condemn the President? Or would you spin it for your audience, and maybe even privately chortle about liberal tears as the bereaved grandparents broke down at the grave site?
You would tell me I’m insane for even asking the question. I’m not. I’m watching what happens to a good man – or at least a good persona – when they abandon their morality, their philosophy and their religion. And I honestly don’t know what you would do.