Sometimes writing a column is easy and other times it’s a struggle. Sometimes I have one written out in my head, or at least a good outline, a couple of days before I sit down to write. And then there are times like this week where there are multiple things swirling around in my bald head and I’m not quite sure what to catch on to. Hence the title, ‘A little bit of this and a little bit of that’.

Sometimes writing a column is easy and other times it’s a struggle. Sometimes I have one written out in my head, or at least a good outline, a couple of days before I sit down to write. And then there are times like this week where there are multiple things swirling around in my bald head and I’m not quite sure what to catch on to. Hence the title, ‘A little bit of this and a little bit of that’.

 

As a start, the depth of hate that the Never Trumpers have for our President never ceases to amaze and sadden me. These people are so full of hatred that they can’t even acknowledge him when he does something good. It’s like they are walking zombies just searching for that next little nugget of bad that they can get a hold of to survive until the next one comes along.

 

Hey, I get it that finding things about Trump to dislike is sort of like fishing at the fish hatchery – it’s just too easy. There are a lot of things he does that makes me cringe. But, the Never Trumpers (fueled and fully supported by a host of liberal national media outlets) are taking hate to new highs (lows).

 

A couple of days ago it was reported that a father offered his daughter $100 to go over to a guy wearing a Trump hat and knock it off his head. I doubt that this genius realized that in many places that would be considered assault. And what kind of parent teaches his kids that it’s okay to walk up to strangers and knock their hat off just because you don’t like the message?

 

I also continue to be amazed by the double standard that is being applied with regards to Trump as opposed to Bill Clinton. The things the haters accuse Trump of doing with women was before he was elected. That doesn’t excuse the fact that, if true, they were wrong. But, Bill Clinton committed adultery in the White House and then went on national television, looked right at the camera and bold faced lied to the American people.

 

Fast forward 20 years and the Democratic Party has almost made him a saint. And the difference between Trump and Clinton? The liberal left hates the message and policies of Donald Trump and loves the things Bill Clinton espouses (or at least what he does now since his full transition from moderate to full blown liberal). Can you spell hypocrisy?

 

Probably enough said, this should get the lefties fired up enough to write and tell me how wrong I am and how bad Trump is. Won’t get a big argument if you are talking about the man but I absolutely love his policies and the direction he is taking this country.

 

Moving on but staying on politics. Have you noticed that there are some folks running that aren’t necessarily proud of their party affiliation? Been seeing some ads on television and the person doesn’t identify what ticket they are running on for the office. In fact, I had to go on the internet to figure out they were a Democrat.

 

I get the fact that you might want to hide your affiliation if you are not proud of your party but don’t try to fool the voters. Well, unfortunately they probably will fool a lot of people who don’t take the time or effort to inform themselves of the issues.

 

I have said this before and will say it again, all Republicans are not right or good and all Democrats are not wrong or bad. Nor are all conservatives outstanding citizens just like not all liberals are to be avoided like the plague. We are all people and the issues are too complex to paint any person or group with too broad of a brush.

 

I was told by a good friend who is more on the liberal side than I am that in some of my columns I was doing just that – clumping everyone in a group together as one. Mea culpa. So since that time I have tried to make sure to use words like most, some or many when I am describing political issues.

 

But, understand this, when people run for partisan political positions, they make a conscious decision as to what political party they are going to represent. That doesn’t mean that they agree with 100% of the party’s platform. But, if they don’t agree with the foundation of the party platform then why are they not playing for the other team?

 

It is funny how some people will tell voters one thing at home and then when they get to Washington or Jefferson City the “situations and circumstances” change. Obviously not all people do that but as voters make sure you know what people really stand for and why and if you think they will have a “conversion” once elected.

 

Kevin Wilson writes a column for the Neosho Daily News.