A Culture War Trump Can Win

Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race.

He seized upon an issue that can turn his fortunes around, and the wounded howls of the media testify to the power of his message.

Standing beneath the mammoth carved images of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Trump declared: “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”

These mobs are made up of Marxists, criminals and anarchists. Their cause is a cultural revolution. “Their goal is not a better America. Their goal is the end of America.”

After reciting the achievements of his four predecessors, Trump added: “No movement that seeks to dismantle these treasured American legacies can possibly have a love of America at its heart.”

Then he put it right into the basement hideaway of Joe Biden: “No person who remains quiet at the destruction of this resplendent heritage can possibly lead us to a better future.”

Trump is calling out Biden’s silence in the face of an onslaught against our heroes and history as manifest political cowardice that makes Biden a moral accomplice of the mobs.

One day, Basement Boy is going to have to speak out.
Where was Biden when Trump was standing up for America on Independence Day?

As his Party tweeted that Trump’s trip to Mount Rushmore was aimed at “glorifying white supremacy,” Biden was wailing about the need “to rip the roots of systemic racism” out of America.

Does that sound like Harry Truman or JFK?

So the lines are drawn for 2020.

On one side are those who believe America is a good country, the greatest the world has ever seen, and that the men who created this miracle should be respected, revered and remembered.

That is not the view of the left wing of the Democratic Party.

For even as the fireworks were exploding on the Mall, a Baltimore mob was tearing down, smashing up and dumping into the Inner Harbor a landmark statue of Christopher Columbus.

That statue stood next to the Baltimore neighborhood of Little Italy and had been dedicated in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan.

Do the haters of Columbus think that destroying Columbus' statues across America will not anger and alienate Americans of Italian descent who revere the explorer? Does Biden think Italian-Americans will reward a candidate and party that will not renounce the mob that did this?

As the left wing of the Democratic Party embraces the "defund the police" movement, how long will it hold onto voters who are today watching murder rates climb to new records?

During Independence Day weekend in Chicago, 80 people were shot, and 17 of them killed.

In New York City, the number of shooting victims has risen this year by 50%. In June, there were 250 shootings, an increase of 150 over June 2019. Mayor Bill de Blasio's response: cutting $1 billion from the NYPD budget.

Over July 4, an armed Black militia arrived at the reopening of the Stone Mountain monument in Georgia, which features huge carved images of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. They want its destruction.

Trump is charged with "dividing the nation."

But it is not Trump trashing cops or providing cover for "protests" marked by looting and arson. Nor is it Trump tearing down memorials and monuments to the great Americans of the past.

Where the Democratic Party has been a portrait in indecisiveness, Trump has been clear. He stands with the cops who have gone through a hellish six weeks. He stands against defacing statues and destroying monuments. He has denounced the rioting, looting and arson that have accompanied protests the media never cease to describe as "peaceful."

It is not Trump who is dividing America. He has pledged to resist the rampages with all the weapons in his presidential arsenal.

There are four months until November's election, 18 weeks until America decides: Do we want to continue an era of protests that revert to rioting, looting and arson? Do we want to see police departments further constricted and trashed as neo-fascist?

Do we wish to see statues of presidents from Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln and Grant to Teddy Roosevelt trashed by mobs that hate America, hate her heroes and hate her history?

Trump's stand for tradition and against mob rule is the only stand the president can take. And it is a necessary stand. For this culture war is going to last long after this presidency. And it is going to determine what kind of country we shall become.

Will it be the great and glorious republic of the past or the social and cultural Marxist hellhole that is the promise of the mobs?

Trump just played the patriotism card, the correct card to play, and it may just work for his reelection.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."

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25 thoughts on “A Culture War Trump Can Win”

  1. Only an idiot thinks that by removing facts from history will undo history as a fact.

    1. terry the least (idiots think removing reminders can undo history facts): Perhaps they just now realize that most things they were taught to believe in school aren’t practical, effective, or even honorable. Destruction might be the only outlet they believe they can master, after they’ve been taught “unearned self-esteem” by “participation trophies.” Life is a much harsher mistress than all-they’ve-ever-known-is-school, just as everyone finds out if they mature.

  2. The democrats must be treated as treasonous communist terrorists that they are! America is in a war with kids that are not even smart enough to know if their a boy or a girl! Democrats took over our education system and brought the IQ of our youth to below our household dogs! The notion that anyone under 50 years of age is competent enough to decide which restaurant to eat at is in question the thought of them making decisions beyond that is ludicrous! This isn’t a woke movement it’s a temper tantrum by proven idiots who must have their right to vote removed! Anyone and I mean anyone who supports this insanity is complicit to murder, arson, treason and vandalism! The entire democrat party the media , Hollywood and blm should be indicted for treason and cast out from this Great Country! Make no mistake one way or another these treasonous idiots will be held accountable for their actions!!!!!!!!

    1. You are so right and I couldn’t have said it any better. I just hope people read and see the light concerning the democrats, I think they have lost their minds!! I know one thing for sure, they are not the democratic party that we used to know that was for the poor and under dogs this bunch of nuts are trying to turn this country unto another third world country. They don’t care about America or us, all they want is power to destroy the good things that President Trump has did and rule us with an iron fist. If you don’t believe this, then if Biden wins the election and things turn bad, just remember you were warned!!

  3. The Democratic party agenda is a sure-fire way to turn the greatest nation on the Earth into a third-world country. All one has to do is study some history and you will see that the policies being supported by the Democrats have been tried in other countries and have always resulted in failure. When there is no incentive for people to excel because of government taxes and onerous regulations the spirit of that people takes a nosedive and the country starts on a downward spiral.

    We can and we must put a stop to the insanity being promulgated by the Democrats by re-electing President Trump and giving him a majority in Congress.

  4. A Culture War Trump Can Win
    You are right on the money! I would add the entire Republican campaign to this, from top to bottom. Label the Democrats what they are, wrap all they stupid things they have said like millstones. Defund Police. Green New Deal. Socialism. Socialist Medicine. Rioting is ok. End oil production. Hate on Israel.

    Label them as extremists. Go back and look at the 1964 Goldwater – LBJ Campaign for president. LBJ used a massive negative extremist campaign against Goldwater and Republicans at all levels were slaughtered in the elections.

  5. Thank God for the patriotism of President Trump! Four more years are an absolute necessity, followed by another NON-PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN dedicated to American Exceptionalism and America Idealism.
    Electing a stronger Senate and pro-USA House of Representatives is JUST as necessary for 2020.
    And while we’re at it, PRAY for a miraculous restoration of American freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. You’re being very childish by making that statement you sound like the Democrats you driyou sound very childish by making that statement it just because he’s sending the kids back to school you’re not going to vote for him seriously look in the mirror and say that to yourself and see how it feels to hear you say that out loud out of all the wonderful great balls to the wall things that this man has done to make your life better you’re not going to always agree with everything that he does you’re not supposed to but he knows what he’s doing trust him read Google Google other countries he’s not stupid he knows what he’s doing you’re drinking the Kool-Aid you’re letting the fear from the Democrats get in stop it look in the mirror say that out loud look in your eyes and say it and see how it makes you feel to hear yourself say that ridiculous statement that because he’s sending the kids back to school you’re going to not vote for him and let this country go to s*** you going to let us become a communist country because he put the kids back to school that is just so ridiculous you need to hear yourself say that

  6. True every word

    I was a Democrat when we had a president to look up to Truman,Kennedy Ever since Obama,thumbs downthe country is going to pot. I watched Nancy Pelosi and her bunch in the house.They sat during the National Anthem and the Pledge of aligeon were sung with sour look on thier faces because Trump was at the podium. no patriotism at all
    Who would vote for that party with the way act like little Kids not I

  7. Of course, Joe Biden COULD have forgotten what the 4th of July was . . . Like all OTHER LEFT Wing TRAITOR Liberals. Or, maybe, he just plain forgot (what day it is, what state the MONUMENTS are located, where he is, etc.). One Wary Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  8. This is only going to get worse for the President before election day. The leftists and Democrats are pulling out all the dirty tricks in the book. VOTE FOR TRUMP .

  9. Do we want to make America Greater or do want to be ruled by the Leftist Establishment Elite and worst of than Venezuela?
    Let’s Make America Godly Again.

  10. I beg to differ with your comments – the Rep. and Dem. are both at fault! Our present President is not a leader, especially with the present pandemic – he focuses on reelection when he should be putting all his energy on getting us out of the pandemic. Both sides are critical of each other instead of trying to work with each other. It’s a simple task – LISTEN to each other – WORK – with each other for solutions – if you really try it WORKS!

  11. The American Revolution was the first Democratic Revolution in the World. Their creators promulgated the ideals that made this country the best country in the World, the country where refugees from Europe and from everywhere came and continue trying to come, looking for the way of life and the hope that America offers. Freedom is not free. Everybody has to fight to maintain its prevalence. When you let rioters and misguided people take the initiative, and destroy everything that constitutes the base of our beliefs, there is a growing danger that will certainly is working to abolish everything that makes our country the country that the founding fathers founded. Beware of the auto-named democratic-socialist! Communism and socialism seems to be an ideal society, but in reality it represents the erosion of all the principles that make possible for each human been to be free, to think their own thoughts, to exercise their free will, the right to think by themselves.
    The first thing they do is to initiate the indoctrination of the youths, because they are easily guided and confused with idealistic words that pass away their objectives: to control the masses, to gain power. TO GAIN POWER. That’s everything they are after, just POWER. And then, when everything they want has been achieved, they begin (little by little) limiting the rights of every citizen, white, blacks, latinos, everyone; no matter race, color, religion, or social status. And nobody realizes their secret objectives because they are always disguised by the use of the right words. Please, love America, love our country and don’t let it fall in the grasp of socialism. LOVE OUR COUNTRY! And I certainly will vote for Trump, because he holds the love for America that is the only way to maintain everything that we cherish.

  12. The first to go in the democratic party is ”Pelosi and then her communist followers. These people are terrorist and it is time for the people of the UNITED STATES to stand up to them have them removed from politics as terrorists.
    Any body have the balls to do this. I DO. And so does President Trump.

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