The ‘Good Senator’ and the Left’s ‘Good Faith’

The Good Senator (R-USA) was held in high esteem by the GOP. While some party members thought the Good Senator epitomized the swampy corporate elite that worships the false god of Globalism, these detractors proved to be a minority bloc, ultimately not difficult to overcome. The objective consensus held the Good Senator to be a smart, honest, and kind man who wanted to do what was right. Thus, the Good Senator was named the party’s standard-bearer for president—the highest office in the land.

During the Good Senator’s presidential campaign, he endured the customary calumnies the Left hurls at every Republican. The Left claimed the Good Senator was a felonious misogynist who would put African-Americans back in chains; and the corporate leftist media gleefully repeated the calumnies. Regrettably, these slanders and lies directly contributed to the Good Senator’s defeat. Being a forgiving man, the Good Senator refused to question the Left’s good faith. 

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation commenced, the Good Senator trusted in the Left’s good faith and the institutional integrity of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and the media. Being an honest man, he couldn’t believe such an investigation might constitute a witch hunt. No, reasoned the Good Senator, there had to be something to the Russiagate narrative. Then it was revealed Russiagate was built upon risible lies paid for by the Clinton campaign to serve as a pretext for a baseless investigation of a duly elected president. Being an honest man, the Good Senator again refused to question the Left’s good faith. 

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her mendacious errand boy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), worked with Obama holdovers within the new president’s administration to gin up articles of impeachment against the president, the Good Senator was appalled by the charges. Shocked at what were portrayed as brazen partisan attacks upon the “rule of law” within our republic, the Good Senator voted to remove the president. Again, being a conscientious man, the Good Senator refused to question the Left’s good faith. 

When Washington was rocked with the unfolding revelations about Obamagate, wherein the previous administration had weaponized the powers of the federal government against its political opponents, the Good Senator listened to and weighed the opposition’s defense of itself that these grave abuses of power are “routine” and “happen every day.” Musing, as he is wont to do, he has remained muted and refrained from “rushing to judgment.” Being a fair man, the Good Senator refused to question the Left’s good faith.

As the George Floyd peaceful protests commenced, many despicably being hijacked by criminal instances of violence and looting, the Good Senator respectfully sported a mask to guard against COVID-19; and marched to show his solidarity against racism. On social media, a picture was posted in his feed and captioned, “Black Lives Matter.” The Good Senator did not feel compelled to differentiate between the noble sentiment and the Marxist organization. Being a compassionate man, the Good Senator refused to question the Left’s good faith. 

Suddenly, the Good Senator experienced the “strange new respect” the Left accords those who have been co-opted into furthering its radical agenda. Lionized by the leftists who once libeled him, it was the Good Senator’s “Sally Field moment”: “I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. I can’t deny the fact that you like me. Right now, you like me!”

Yet, in his refusal to question the Left’s good faith, the Good Senator overlooked Field’s all-important qualifier of “right now.” As the very public purge of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ably demonstrated, even if the Good Senator were to convert into a radical anti-American Communist, he would still be suspect in his new comrades’ questioning eyes; and, once his usefulness has been exhausted, the Good Senator will be purged and relegated back to the ranks of fascists and racists. Being human, will the Good Senator then question the Left’s good faith?

The moral of the story is: it doesn’t matter. For, whenever and however the new Red Guard discards him, it is now the Good Senator’s lot in life unwittingly to reveal the Left’s abject absence of good faith; and to have his party question his own.

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show."

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