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How the Left is Losing the Information Battle to Trump

Robert Dimuro

Posted on September 15, 2019 14:25

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Trump comes across to his constituency as being uniquely authentic and the only voice people can trust -- an edifice that the Left must dismantle in order to keep Trump from being a two-term President.

In the effort to oust President Trump from office, many Democrat candidates have made their voices heard, issuing bold proclamations to posture themselves as being on the far Left. As an example, Andrew Yang proposed that he will use his campaign funds to gift 10 random Americans $1,000 per month for one year -- a trial run that would cost $120,000. As much as the Left loves to criticize Trump for his dishonesty and buffoonery, the Left is seemingly giving Trump more and more ammunition to make the very same claims against his opponents.

This is not only because the Left is becoming more and more radical but also because they're losing the information battle -- a battle that helped Trump be elected President. Much of the time, the Right is able to label Left-wing attacks and accusations as "fake news." Ironically, with his use of hyperbole and statements that are often not factual, Trump comes across to his constituency as being uniquely authentic and the only voice people can trust -- an edifice that the Left must dismantle in order to keep Trump from being a two-term President.

However, the Left has dug its own grave in the information battle, and numerous bouts of naked dishonesty have brought this to light. Perhaps the most pertinent example of this is how the majority of the media accused and still accuses Trump of calling the white supremacists of the Charlottesville riots "fine people" when, instead, he was clearly referring to both sides of the statue debate. Although this accusation has been debunked on countless occasions, it still fuels the rhetoric of candidates, such as Beto O'Rourke, who called Trump a "white supremacist" and a "mortal threat to people of color" without any supporting evidence.

The last thing that the Left needs is for Trump to continue capitalizing on these flagrant lies. However, perhaps what's even worse for the Left than being disingenuous about Trump is being disingenuous about their own ideas and policy prescriptions. Another decisive issue that secured Trump's election was when Hillary Clinton, after yet another terrorist attack, implored Americans not to be Islamophobic instead of acknowledging the problem of radical Islam. Clinton was clearly virtue signaling to the regressive Left rather than projecting her true thinking on this issue, which was transparent to many Americans on both sides of the aisle.

On the debate stage today, leading Democrats are still omitting information that's controversial or politically incorrect. No candidate raised the problem of black-on-black crime in the inner-city or acknowledged the fact that we need to have a more secure border -- instead blaming the police and agreeing to provide free healthcare to undocumented immigrants. On many issues, the Left's primary concern is to shamelessly pander to minority groups at the expense of having a rational conversation about policy. This is why Trump has been able to posture himself, by contrast, as the embodiment of common sense and authenticity -- an embarrassment for the Left, indeed.

Robert Dimuro

Posted on September 15, 2019 14:25

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