When my son was three years old, I could get him to do just about anything I wanted. All I had to do was tell him not to do it.
You’d better not put that toy away. Boom. Done.
Whatever you do, don’t eat the rest of your applesauce! He gobbled it right up.
The commander in chief seems to have figured out that strategy works just as well with his political opposition, too. Over the last couple of weekends, all he had to do was issue a couple of provocative tweets and Democrats reflexively took the other side, no matter how that makes them look or who it aligns them with.
Trump: Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district is a rat-infested urban mess.
Boom, the media and every Democrat in Congress immediately issued statements proclaiming that Cummings’ district in Baltimore is a veritable Paris on the eastern seaboard, where pedestrians stroll the boulevards and sip drinks outside cafes while discussing art and literature.
On a flight back to Baltimore.
Flight attendant welcomes passengers flying to the “spectacular, beautiful, amazing city.”
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) July 29, 2019
No matter what the reality may be.
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) July 29, 2019
The next weekend, the target was MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
Trump: I’ve known Al for decades. He’s a troublemaker who hates whites and cops.
Instantly, prominent Democrats posted tweets supporting Sharpton. The same anti-semitic grifter who cooked up the Tawanna Brawley hoax and incited riots in Harlem and Crown Heights that left buildings destroyed and a pile of dead bodies.
It seems all Trump has to do is mention that he’s against something and Democrats will instantly, reflexively come out in support of it…whatever it may be. So why not use that to our advantage?
How about it, Mr. President? Another weekend is upon us. Get your phone out!
Let’s see a tweet this weekend announcing your desire to see suppressors outlawed. Maybe you could let people know that you think a federal “assault weapons” ban is a fine idea. And while you’re at it, would you mind just one more announcing that you’re opposed to concealed carry licenses being honored by other states?
Nothing would make us happier than reading an announcement that Speaker Pelosi has re-thought her position and is now foursquare behind the Hearing Protection Act.
We’d like to see a clip on the news Monday of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proclaiming in a press conference that the federal “assault weapons” ban bill introduced in the Senate by Diane Feinstein, Chris Murphy and Dick Blumenthal would have a disproportionate and negative effect on poor and minority populations…so he’s opposing it.
And we’d probably jump for joy when news breaks that the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill that’s been languishing for years in the House has suddenly been fast-tracked by leadership.
All it would take from you, Mr. President, is a tweet or two this weekend. That’s not really asking too much, is it?