Donald Trump is Right, With a Caveat

In response to Nikki Haley, Donald Trump says people should be angry.

Yes, people should be angry about a lot of things. Our leaders in Washington, on a bipartisan basis, have squandered our children’s future. The Democratic leaders have cut a terrible deal with Iran and the Iranians continue to embarrass us, including this latest incident with our sailors.

Barack Obama says nicer things about ISIS than he does his political opponents then laments rancor and discord in American politics.

There is a lot to be pissed off about and Donald Trump has tapped into that and a desire to make America great again, which is more unifying frankly than “take back our country,” which always raises the question of “from whom?”

The caveat, however, is that there is a lot of additional anger out there that perhaps Donald Trump is not even aware of. His campaign success has caused a lot of people to come out of the woodwork who are angry about a lot of things that they have no business being angry about.

There are the white supremacy guys lighting up twitter, united in the name of Trump, against blacks, Jews, and any Christian who adopts a child of a different race.

Donald Trump is not to blame for any of that, I don’t think, but these people have fed off his energy and deluged social media thinking they are now a majority in the same way leftist transgender advocates think they are the majority and light up twitter against dissent.

There are the conservatives who want to attack any other conservative for the slightest disagreement. To be sure, there are conservatives who still cannot distinguish between conservatism and the GOP. They need to be dealt with. But on the opposite end of the spectrum are those who can abide no disagreement whatsoever.

There are those on the right who will attack your pop culture preferences because they perceive you as giving money to the left.

That’s just a small list.

There is a lot to be angry about. Donald Trump is absolutely right. But there are some on the right, and I think less than there were two years ago even though they are more vocal now, who are not happy unless they are angry about everything. They are in for a rude awakening when they realize Donald Trump is not as angry about everything as they are. They will be angry at him.

It is just unfortunate that, on the cusp of a great and meaningful victory, a number of people would rather burn it all down and hand it to Hillary than have any infidels in the mix. I’m considered a conservative purist by much of the press and even I am not willing to throw out everyone who even slightly disagrees.

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Erick Erickson

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