• If You Think Trump Is The Worst President Ever, You're Either Ignorant Or Have Fallen For Media Propaganda

    From Ubiquitous@weberm@polaris.net to alt.tv.pol-incorrect,alt.fan.rush-limbaugh,alt.politics.media,alt.politics.trump,alt.politics.usa on Tue Dec 22 05:18:05 2020
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    This week, a Fox News poll showed that 42% of Americans believe Donald
    Trump to be among the worst Presidents in our nation’s history, a
    number unmatched by any outgoing President in the history of modern
    polling.

    While shockingly absurd on its face, the poll should serve as a
    reminder of just how successful the Left has been at vilifying their
    arch nemesis, using a litany of tools to mislead and misinform.

    Those who view President Trump as among the worst Presidents in
    America’s history fall into two camps: the virtue signalers and the uninformed.

    First, the virtue signalers. These individuals care not for historical accuracy or logic, but are instead consumed by the desire to prove to
    those around them just how committed they are to denouncing Trump given
    any opportunity. Deep down, they know President Trump is not actually
    the worst ever, but they crave the pat on the back and rush of
    “wokedrenaline” (yes, I made that word up) they get upon bashing the
    big bad orange man.

    If you’re wondering which of your peers is in this camp, just think of
    the house in your neighborhood proudly displaying their “Hate Has No
    Home Here” yard sign. Rest assured, they’re in this group.

    Second are the uninformed, who actually believe Trump to be among the
    worst Presidents ever. If you meet someone who tells you such a thing,
    they’re essentially demonstrating either their ignorance of American
    history or their susceptibility to the legacy media’s propaganda.

    It’s easy to see how an angry Democrat voter could fall prey to recency
    bias when it comes to their opinion of Trump from a historical context,
    but even a quick dive into the tenures of past Presidents would provide
    enough context to dispel the notion that Trump even comes close to the
    worst ever.

    Surely, even a passing knowledge of James Buchanan’s ineptitude ahead
    of the Civil War, Warren G. Harding’s corruption and negligence, or
    Andrew Johnson’s brutal fumbling of reconstruction could have prevented
    such historically illiterate opinions?

    While one can be forgiven for lacking a deep knowledge of our nation’s presidential history, it’s harder to forgive those who seem ignorant to
    recent history as well.

    Those Presidents thrown into the “worst ever” discussion usually didn’t preside over an economy that saw historically low unemployment and
    record breaking stock market figures. They typically start wars with no
    clear objective, as opposed to bringing troops home and avoiding armed conflict abroad. The “worst” Presidents leave the world in a
    destabilized state, as opposed to fostering peace deals between nations
    once considered mortal enemies.

    But it’s not just historical ignorance that drove 42% of Americans to
    hold such an inaccurate view of their President. The legacy media have
    played an undeniable and intentional role in convincing the population
    that they have it worse under President Trump than any man before him.

    After failing to prevent Trump from taking office — despite their best
    efforts — the media resorted to describing Trump’s presidency in
    language usually reserved for foreign dictators.

    It turns out, when you tell people every day for four years that their President is a fascist, intent on undermining our most sacred societal
    and governmental institutions, they listen. And the impact is already
    being felt.

    A person who’s convinced their President is worse than anything or
    anyone our country has ever experienced will go to great lengths,
    supporting otherwise extreme candidates and ideas, if it means removing
    that President from office or erasing his legacy.

    The more extreme the vitriol for Trump becomes, the more extreme the
    response from the Left will be.

    If ignorance continues to be rewarded and disinformation allowed to
    flourish, Americans will continue to embrace extreme responses. One day
    soon, we might end up with a leader who actually should be considered
    among the worst ever. And, of course, we might already be there.

    --
    Joe Biden went from stealing someone's wife, to stealing speeches, to
    stealing money, to stealing an election.
    He has really grown as a politician.
    -- Michael Moore

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