By Norman Zanetti
Recently, sitting on my front porch, I watched a breeze blow the Stars and Stripes to a beautiful horizontal. A short time later, a thought occurred to me — a scary “what if.”
What if an incredibly malleable electorate were to succumb to a systematic gutting of confidence in Republican initiatives and their leaders, especially an elected president?
The media continues to camouflage the benefits of tax relief, sensible border control with proper vetting, sanctions on terroristic regimes, job gains, reduction in the number of Americans on food stamps, the lowest unemployment rates for minorities, and renewed confidence in our economy by every consumer index that reports it.
The scariest contingency to contemplate is that Americans are taking all these muddling allegations of nefarious behavior without questioning where they come from and why. Those leaning to the ideological left are betting on American complacency.
The truth forthcoming will destroy mountains of lies. Skeptics are surfacing and reaching out to listeners.
They are working overtime to expose the chicanery and mudslinging against an elected administration, an administration dealing with North Korea, Russian provocations and trade imbalances — all while delivering on programs that got candidate Trump elected.
Prosecutorial overreach by implication has worn thin, and Americans sense it. It is being questioned and reversed by skeptics.
The mandarins in Congress and heads of news organizations will soon have to accommodate these new revelations being unearthed or lose total creditably.
If that comes too late, I can see our proud flag bellowing in the wind with teardrops and drooping in fatigue.
Remain a sophisticated skeptic in your own right. Americans voted in the millions for Trump. Not a single vote was cast for media heads who despise him, or prosecutors hell-bent on destroying him.
Norman Zanetti is a contributor to ResolveNC.blog.