Wednesday June 30, 2021
American Greatness website's Julie Kelly is a hero of modern journalism. She embodies the spirit of Mencken and so many others who refused to bow to the career-advancing zeitgeist of worshipping the state. She has doggedly reported on the incredible -- beyond-Stalinist -- persecution of a rag-tag group of "insurrectionist" Trump supporters who found themselves in a trap sprung by the deep state and its storm-trooping FBI to set-up MAGA-ists as enemies of the state to justify a broader persecution of the very right-wing populism that propelled Trump into the Oval Office - to the shock of the elites - in the first place.
Trump was a "knuckle-dragger" who had the gall to successfully challenge the anointed successor to the "peace" president Obama on the slogan of "why not get along with Russia?" and "Blue collar America: I am not a Washington elite. I've got your back."
Trump was, sadly, a disaster once in place - Pompeo? Barr? Sessions? Bolton? - he kept his enemies close but, unfortunately, not in the manner of Don Corleone.
Still we remain remotely sympathetic because we understand that for all his faults his enemies are far more evil than he is.