Keeping up with the constant stream of bad logic and even worse arguments from Jonah Goldberg is a full-time job.
In his latest edition of the G-File, Goldberg really thinks he’s hit Trump supporters where it hurts. He claims that those shouting about Making American Great Again would, “when America was great in their eyes,” “have pelted a president from public office for bedding Stormy Daniels or running a campaign filled with crooks, grifters, and would-be collaborators with foreign powers.”
Wait, what? Even if it’s true that Trump bedded Daniels (remember, these are still only allegations), it would put him on the same level as Warren G. Harding, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Bill Clinton—most of whom had affairs while in the White House.
Would most have been president if the American people knew of their cheating ways beforehand? It’s hard to say, but it certainly would have been less likely. The media choose to stay fairly guarded about nearly all previous presidential peccadilloes but with Trump, they are loudly braying on about a morality that exists only to serve their interests. Human nature sure hasn’t changed.
The overall point is this: so what? Yes, we once had a better public morality. That’s gone now. It’s a shame, and I wish things were different. But they aren’t.
Acting as though the last 50 or 60 years haven’t happened—during which a decent public morality was destroyed by the Left as the Right mostly sat by and watched—is unhelpful in the extreme. Like the nineteenth century abolitionists, Goldberg would rather rid himself of any personal connection to anything he finds repugnant rather than do what is necessary to return sovereignty back to the People.
And who, exactly, were the “crooks” and “grifters” in the Trump campaign? He should name names. And “collaborators with foreign powers?” Please. He evidently believes the Obama administration generated narrative that Trump “colluded” Russia to steal the election, even though reporting by such noted journalists and commentators as our own Julie Kelly, Mollie Hemingway, Andrew McCarthy, Lee Smith, Sean Davis, Chuck Ross, Byron York, and Kimberly Strassel among others have totally demolished this false account.
It’s sad to see a once interesting commentator like Goldberg descend to such depths simply because his own hatred of Trump has consumed all of his other faculties.