Monday, July 24, 2017

I can't spare him.

Trump fights. He's like Grant. Grant had a reputation of being a sloppy drunk, a failure in normal life, maybe a bit of a boor. At least Trump is a success in normal life.

#NeverTrump conservatives are like McClellan for President supporters. McClellan was a good general in many ways. Played the politics game. A decent man. Loyal to his country. Not a decent fighter. He can lose with propriety and collegiality and decorum. Good at organizing a huge army, but got spanked by Democrats regularly. Even when you tried to hand him a victory, he'd screw it up. 2012 was the Conservative Antietam. Would have surrendered if he was elected president in 1864.

I don't like Trump, but I can't spare him. He fights. And embarrasses Dems. And they are embarrassed. Same same.

But I have low expectations.


The Neon Madman said...

Yes, I can’t spare this man. He fights.

And yet there are no others following his example. Where are the leaders - Senators and Congressmen who will also fight back, and show some actual Backbone? If Trump is Grant, I'd have to rate the others with Burnside.

By the way, don’t sell Grant too short. Much of his common rep was voiced by his enemies. If you have some free time, I would highly recommend reading his Memoirs, available for free on Gutenberg.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

His memoirs were the best memoirs every written in English. Maybe best ever. His writing style should be drilled into every kid's head. And quite a few adults. His written orders were brief, succinct, and left no question in the reader's mind when the General had in mind and was ordering your to do.

But other than that I have no strong feelings about it.