David Limbaugh – Making America Great — for All Americans

I know I’m not the only Trump supporter who is tired of progressives maliciously accusing President Trump and his supporters of racism. They’ve used the slander against conservatives for years, and it has only intensified in the Trump era.

Of all their other nasty smears, they get the most mileage with the race card, so it’s unlikely they’ll do the right thing and abandon it. They probably wouldn’t stand a chance in presidential elections if they were to do so, as they depend on some 90 percent of the African American vote, which they seek to maintain by constantly stirring agitation.

They didn’t need Trump as their ideal bogeyman on race, but caricaturing the GOP’s leader sure doesn’t hurt in perpetuating the fiction. For them Trump is an equal opportunity scoundrel — he’s bad in every category, so it’s not a great leap to tar him as a racial bigot. His signature issue, immigration, just fell into their lap. Why else would he be such a border hawk if not for his racism? Please don’t get me started on this outrage again. Just pray to God that the thrust of their message — that you can’t support American sovereignty unless you’re a racist — doesn’t prevail, or the country truly is finished.

As I’ve noted before, I’m not sure what percentage of progressives actually swallow this bilge versus those who push it for political gain. But they (SET ITAL) are (END ITAL) pushing it, and it has caused great damage. Many rank-and-file leftists claim they feel threatened in the presence of MAGA hat-wearing citizens. Some writers have likened them to an unsophisticated version of Klansmen because Klansmen had the sense to wear hoods to conceal their identity.

Tolerant leftists believe that Trump supporters provoke them simply by evidencing their support for Trump, because they can’t possibly support him without being racists, sexists and homophobes. They wear the hats not to signify their support but as an in-your-face symbol of their unapologetic bigotry.

Can you fathom how sick this is? How out of phase with reality? But it’s apparently real to progressives, or they want you to believe it is.

On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” MSNBC’s Joy Reid talked about her new book, “The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story.”

Co-anchor Willie Geist asked her, “As you write about in the book, the people who heard the phrase ‘Make America Great Again,’ it meant to them an America that appeared to be slipping away was going to be reclaimed by this man, and their lives would return to what they were. I’m interested in the other side of it. What do you hear when you hear ‘Make America Great Again’?”

Reid’s response illustrates the extent to which progressives are promoting this delusional malice. “I hear exactly that,” said Reid. “I hear make America a country that, in the 1950s, meant white Christian men had dominion over everyone else. That’s exactly what it means when I hear it. It’s George Wallace. He’s just Republican George Wallace, and that message has been resonant and has actually been potent for a very long time. David Duke used that message when he ran for governor of Louisiana; George Wallace obviously used it and — he had a pretty good chunk of the — at the time, the Democratic Party. Richard Nixon used it. It’s a common message because you just do have a certain quarter, maybe a third of the country, that does not like the idea that we’re becoming a more multiracial society where women have a lot of asserted rights and where they’re not on top.”

There we have it again: If you are bullish on America, you are advertising your bigotry. Under this standard, at least leftists don’t have to fear they’ll be accused of bigotry.

When you couple this nonsense with old white guys like Joe Biden — Democratic presidential front-runner, no less — saying Republicans want to put black people back into chains, and tons of other abominable slanders, what are African Americans supposed to think about us?

Well, many progressives don’t want them to see the truth: that they have been stoking the flames of racial disharmony to obscure the reality that Republicans, conservatives and other Trump supporters believe in the equal dignity of all human beings, and that the Christians among them — probably the vast majority — believe this is true because we are all made in God’s image.

The proof is in the pudding. Trump’s economic policies — lower taxes and regulations — have generated explosive growth benefitting most Americans, including minorities, who are prospering and getting back to work at unprecedented numbers.

I realize that experts say you give credence to false allegations when you dignify them with a response, but I’ll take my chances, because silence can sometimes be the elephant in the room.

So let’s proclaim the message that we do indeed seek to restore and amplify America’s greatness for the benefit of all Americans directly — and the world, derivatively. God bless America.


Photo credit: The Epoch Times (Creative Commons) – Some rights reserved

DavidLimbaughDavid Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com.

The views expressed in opinion articles are solely those of the author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by Black Community News.

Check Also

Star Parker: Add Sen. Tom Cotton to VP Shortlist

Headlines are now filled with names reported to be on Donald Trump’s “shortlist” of possible …

One comment

  1. Ahh yes, return with me now to those days of yesteryear, when The Lone Ranger Rides Again – on radio! Well, maybe not that FAR back. “….in the 1950s, meant white Christian men had dominion over everyone else.” If true then, ?, it certainly began a sea change in the mid ’60s! As far as a “better time,” I would suggest America was at least NOT racing toward the ash heap of history, as we are today. Consider the following:

    “In 1960, barely 2 percent of all American children (AHH PAY ATTENTION TO THAT 2%), from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, lived with a never married parent. By 2008, 41 percent of black children, 18 percent of Hispanic children, and 7 percent of white children lived in a home with an unmarried parent.

    “Over this same period of time, from 1960 to 2008, the percentage of white adults that are married dropped from 74 percent to 56 percent, Hispanic adults from 72 percent to 50 percent, and black adults from 61 percent to 32 percent. Since that “legislating from the bench” SCOTUS decree in ’73, Americans have killed the equivalent of entire populations of several ‘countries’ through abortion – 62 million and counting.”

    I don’t care to what ethnic group you want to give ‘credit’ for those EARLY year POSITIVE numbers, there is no denying that America has LOST the culture war since those days. From what was once a more ‘religious society’ to a now completely ‘secular society,’ America has been in decline! The ‘race baiters/hustlers’ can say what they want, there was NO black genocide being perpetrated on blacks by other blacks in ANY American city, the same is quantifiably the opposite today!

    Don’t wanna go back? Alrighty then, come up with the remedy for the decimation/decline of the American family. America in the ’60’s, and before, had a robust, thriving, American family underpinning. That can not be said of our ‘single parent(?)’ families of today.

    Hated phrase, bottom line SCARY part of all that: No society can survive without a viable, strong, two parent family structure as its base! Americans are not even replacing themselves with an abysmal 1.3-.5 birth rate. That stems from becoming a more selfish, narcissistic, it’s all about me, me, me, society.

    Forgive the tome; however, it does roil the juices every time I hear that “return to the days of whitey control” gibberish. I didn’t like Kennedy, any of’em, but ole John got one thing right: “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do For Your Country! Prolly too late, but that would be a START….