Don’t play the What-About Game with Leftists

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Yesterday President Trump did what he hinted at Tuesday in Phoenix – he pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

And Leftists on Twitter wasted no time vilifying both President Trump and Sheriff Joe.

Immediately, Trump supporters were quick to point out that most of those objecting had no problem with Barack Obama pardoning an unrepentant domestic terrorist and a traitor.

But there really is no point in playing the What-About game with Leftists.

Sure, it may make you feel better. And all your points are perfectly valid.

But it is a fruitless endeavor.

The What-About game only works if the other side possesses a conscience.

And that’s something the Left is not burdened with.

It’s why calling them hypocrites slides off them like they’ve been Scotch-Guarded.

They know they’re hypocrites.

And because they lack a conscience, being hypocrites doesn’t bother them one bit.

Their hatred for Donald Trump is an all-consuming fire. And it’s blinded them to reason, logic and any semblance of perspective.

As a result, there’s no debating them. And there’s no changing their minds.

So what’s the point of indulging in the What-About game with people like that?

The truth is, in all these years, the Left hasn’t changed one bit.

It’s been fifteen years since Ann Coulter’s book Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right was released.

And nothing has changed.

Leftists lie about everything.

The goal is to get the lie out there, have it repeated by everyone on your side. And that way, by the time the Right starts using the What-About game, nobody is listening because all they hear is the slander.

President Trump hinted on Tuesday that he planned to pardon Sheriff Joe.

And for the next three days, the Left prepared their slander and smears.

That way, the instant it happened they could descend like a swarm of locusts.

By the end of the evening on Friday, Joe Arpaio had been successfully smeared as a white supremacist, a racist, a xenophobe and criminal.

Journalists, politicians, celebrities – they all joined in the pig-pile.

So by the time we got around to playing the What-About game, the slander of Sheriff Joe was already the driving narrative.

This is just how the Left operates.

As the old saying goes, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on.”

They know they’re lying.

And they don’t care.

Lying, slandering, smearing, hypocrisy – all of it is acceptable in their mission to undermine this country.

The only people we can hope to sway are those who are not blindly invested in the Left’s narrative.

And though we may not be outnumbered, when it comes to advancing a narrative, we are often outgunned.

So why waste our ammunition playing the What-About game with the Left?

Forget about them.

This is one of the reasons I think it’s important that President Trump continues to use Twitter to get his message out.

We won’t win by trying to confront the Left directly.

Instead, we need to get used to going around them completely.

While it might make you feel better to play the What-About game, ultimately, it will be as effectively as bashing your head into a brick wall.

And not just any brick wall. But a brick wall that knows it is built on a foundation of lies.

So go around the brick wall just like Donald Trump does with his Twitter account.

The President doesn’t play the What-About game with the Left. Instead, he simply conveys his message directly to the people as if that brick wall isn’t even there.

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8 thoughts on “Don’t play the What-About Game with Leftists

  • August 26, 2017 at 9:25 am


  • August 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    He did the right thing!

    The media hates Don and will libel him no matter what he does or says. – Even if they have to LIE!

  • August 26, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    The left: Strength through hypocrisy!

  • August 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I think the left sees politics the way an animal in the wild sees the world. There’s just other animals in the forest. The forest of plenty belongs to everybody and nobody. You’ve got to do what you have to do to survive. To them this is just a fight between animals over the forest of plenty.

    I really think they are operating on the level of animals. Collectivism hasn’t just robbed them of their humanity, it has prevented them from becoming fully human in the first place.

    Ronald Reagan said there is no Right and Left really, there is just up or down. I used to think this meant that overall we can have civilization or lose civilization because of the left. But I’ve come to believe that “up or down” goes much deeper than that. Civilization is something we hold in our minds and if that understanding of our humanity and our shared common humanity based on our individual rights goes out of the minds of people they become really nothing more than animals.

    That’s why I think the left cannot be argued with. They only see the issues as an animals vs. another animal would see issues: “It’s either me or you.” To them words are about as meaningful as words are to an animal. They just see warm bodies and a forest of plenty.

  • August 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    and this is why they call themselves “By Any Means Necessary”……because they will use ANY MEANS NECESSARY……if that is what they plan to do, we need to do the same……we need to be ready to use ANY MEANS NECESSARY to defeat them………sorry, all yall go along and get along people….this is war…it has been declared, and it is ON……..if you can’t stomach the fight, get out of the way…..

    • August 27, 2017 at 5:33 am

      And who exactly are you addressing here? Is there something from my post that gives you the impression I am advocating we get along with the people who want to destroy out country? There’s no sense getting confrontational with people on your side. As you point out, the Left will do anything to defeat us. So why are you wasting ammo on your allies?

  • August 27, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I agree that the leftists themselves don’t care, but I think it’s worth it to point out their hypocrisy because some moderates might be paying attention.

  • August 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

    The problem isn’t the left since they are being the low intelligent life forms they are. The real problem is the right side of the aisle such as McCain. Ryan, Flake and others trying to capitalize on any openings given by the left to garner media favor.

    Anyone catch Erick Erickson’s real hit piece at The Resurgent on this issue?

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