THE NOBULL NEWSLETTER
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold
Oh, baby, if you are a fan, as I am, of not only reading the articles but also the comments posted by readers after the articles, you will know that there is a whole lot of anger, bitterness, rage, hatred and outrage out there on both sides. Republicans are vacillating between a sense of betrayal by their fellow citizens who they see as being willing to accept fraud in order to replace Trump and either a sense of helplessness or calls for a civil war. Democrats, it seems, feel released from their obligation to feign civility and are openly repeating hateful memes we have been hearing only from the radical left. Trump called Nazis “fine people”, Trump is a Nazi, racist, homophobe, yada yada yada. You know the drill. Only now, it is being directed at him for suggesting that there were problems with the vote and he will not yet concede the election. Their new favorite phrase is “sour grapes” aimed at Trump, his administration and the 71 million people who voted for him.
Look, we know that 54% of those who filled in their ballot for Biden were not FOR Biden but AGAINST Trump. That leaves about a quarter of all voters who actually supported Biden. So, should all the court challenges to the election fail, should all the electors remain faithful electors and cast their electoral ballot for the person who won the election in their state, Biden will be president. But he will not start out, as the delusional Nancy Pelosi says, with a mandate. In fact, he will begin with 71 million people vehemently antagonistic to him and his policies and another 35 million who have been so filled with hate for Trump that they may not even be aware of Biden’s policies at all. That being the case, some of the first actions that Biden must take will be to gain the support of those 35 million anti-Trumpers by undoing much of what is clearly associated with Trump. Of course, this will make the Trump supporters howl. And it will bring great joy to the actual 25% who are Biden supporters. But, if you believe that what Trump has done has been good for America and Americans, then undoing some of it will give the anti-Trump 25% their first look at the consequences of their vote. And some of them will definitely not like the effect it will have on their lives.
I have called this election a hate election. Those who voted against Trump didn’t merely dislike him. There was some serious hate out there toward the man. You don’t put a sitting president through what Trump has been put through these last 4 years simply because you don’t like the man. Almost all the attacks on the man were personal and not policy attacks. The accusation that he was a Russian agent, a man who hired prostitutes to pee on a bed Obama had slept in, a Nazi, a racist, an anti-Semite, a man who bribed other countries for personal gain, etc. Any attacks on policy were also served up on the basis of personal attacks. His ban on entry into the country of people from 7 countries named by Obama was characterized as anti-Muslim. His desire to control our borders from a flood of illegal entries was called hateful of Mexicans. When people flooded into the country by train from Central and South American countries the charge was expanded to anti-Hispanic. When he moved to enforce laws put in place by Obama, he was said to be putting people in cages, all allegedly proven by photos of children in cages which turned out to be photos taken during Obama’s term in office. He was said to be a man who lacked compassion because he didn’t wear his mask enough and who was called responsible for the deaths of 230 thousand people. Rarely were the debates about policy, they were about Trump. So, the hate for the man, ginned up by the Democrats and their media allies' has been palpable for 4 years. It was a hate election.
But down ballot voting illustrates that it was a hate Trump election, not a hate his policies election. The Democrats will probably gain one, maybe two seats in the Senate where they spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to gain control of that body. They will probably not get it since Perdue only missed the 50% cut off for a run off by .16%. (By the way, that was pretty suspicious for a number of reasons that will be left for another time.) Kelly Loeffler, on the other hand, will likely collect all the votes won by Doug Collins and win her seat handily. Finally, I find it difficult that Georgians, knowing that the Senate is on the line and the only thing standing in the way of a fully Progressive agenda, and without the Trump hatred factor will vote for Democrat Senators. And Republicans, knowing the kinds of shenanigans that went on in the General Election damn well ought to be on the lookout for all the things that happened around the country.
Down ballot, Republicans, who were supposed to lose seats in the House, have gained seats, perhaps 10 or more when it’s all said and done. In spite of some states voting against Trump, the Republicans maintained control of their governorships and may have gained control of three state legislatures .
So, all of this again suggests this was an election based upon hatred of Trump and his personal ‘unpresidential’ style. (A friend of mine has taken to asking people who talk about Trump’s style: “What did he ever do to you?” The question gets to the nub of the matter. Why do you care about his style?) People voted against Trump because they hated him. And hate is a voracious beast. That beast needs to continually feed on more and more hate. You see it today as the people in the streets are screaming hateful things not only at Trump but at his supporters. And THIS is after they believe they have won and Trump will no longer be president. The beast must be fed. And the media and Democrats have created this beast which, I believe, they will soon learn they cannot control. The beast is voracious and it is not beyond destroying even those who gave birth to it. It is not beyond eating itself.
So, we, as Republicans must not feed the beast. Allow the system to work. Participate in the system in any way you can. Become an activist. But do it out of love for the nation and not out of hate for a person or party. Hate does not have to be nor should it be our motivation but love does not mean rolling over and accepting the hate. It means fighting FOR our beliefs and not against someone else’s. It means not wanting to destroy what wants to destroy you but simply preventing it from doing so. Because this beast is only beginning its destruction and, if I am correct, it will be revealed for the beast it is. Before anything else, the beast must destroy opposition to it from within its own party. I am not convinced that even one quarter of Democrats will support the Progressive agenda that is being promoted by Schumer, Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk, and potential VP Harris. The beast must first win its battles with Democrat Americans who still love this country and understand its foundations. They do not believe that our country was founded in 1619 on the basis of racism and slavery. They do not believe we should defund the police, tear down our borders, eliminate ICE, riot in the streets whenever police shoot a person of color, or all wear masks and shut down our livelihoods in an all or none fashion as commanded by a federal, state or local government. People value their individual freedom and many of the younger people who voted for Biden have never been nor can they imagine a world wherein their personal freedoms are abridged by a government intent on imposing uniformity on its citizenry. Hopefully, they still believe in equality of opportunity and not the equity of outcome recently promoted by Kamala Harris. In short, the beast must bring those people into line or destroy and expel them. This will be one of the first fights Biden and his beast will have. In actuality, Biden may be the very first of the beast's victims.
So, what I am suggesting, perhaps in not so eloquent fashion is that it is not the end of the world if Biden winds up taking the oath of office. It will mean that the beast is revealed. And what is plainly known can be resisted. His election does not change our beliefs. It does not change the nature of people to want to preserve their freedoms or love their nation. In the end, there will be an accounting for those who voted out of hatred for one man without concern for the nation itself. If we simply stand firm in our beliefs and continue to fight for what is right and just, the love of freedom and liberty for all will defeat hate. But we must remain cool, calm and determined in the face of defeat. We must not allow our hatred to fill the beast or it will destroy us all. Victory will be ours and our revenge will be sweet. Be patient. Revenge is a dish best served cold.