Jonah Goldberg expresses the feelings many of us share when fellow Republicans tell us we will ‘Come Around’ to supporting Trump. There are times when we are called by a higher power and higher morals than the Republican party.
ANGER ISN’T ENOUGH
It seems pretty obvious to me that the rage I hear from Trump supporters when I say they’re wrong stems from a kind of insecurity or resentment. Simply put, they want to be validated. It’s an awfully similar response to what we hear constantly on college campuses from the delicate little flowers who say they don’t want debate, they want empowerment. It turns out that many of the mental habits we mock and ridicule on the left have ample purchase on the right as well. This revelation, along with several others, has been painful but useful.
The Trump candidacy has been a like a dye marker, highlighting traits and inclinations on the right I didn’t appreciate or acknowledge. I’m grateful for the lesson, though I can’t say I’m glad I had to learn it.
Many of us at yesterday’s 10th district convention witnessed that anger first hand when Trump supporters yelled profanities and vulgarities at our candidates during their speeches. I would never want to be associated with people like them.
Goldberg poses a question about all this anger that is driving the Trump supporters,
How many times have you been justifiably angry in your own life yet still let your anger lead you to a bad decision?
An excellent question that I hope all Trumpians will ask themselves.