The newly compromised Drudge Report, reported to have been sold, has been veering off into the hinterlands with a bizarre anti-Trump bent, all the more obvious with this guaranteed to incite headline: “Nothing Less Than Civil War’: These Voters See Doom Without Trump.”
Using the familiar Drudge format of headline links, the disappointingly revised site links to a the unfamiliar DNYUZ which turns out to be the consistently left-wing New York Times. The last Republican presidential candidate the publication endorsed was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Today it runs an obnoxious report filled with deception, denigrating Trump supporters as dimwits and white nationalists. Apparently inconsequential is the fact that well-respected, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ CD 4) serving his fifth term, addressed the patriotic crowd. Yet the NYT’s radical new hire Astead W. Herndon blatantly libels conservatives to ensure job security.
Two months late in reporting on the October gathering referred to as “Trumpstock,” in the small Mohave County, Arizona town of Golden Valley, Herndon must have longed to be among the naked doper crowd at Woodstock, whose 1969 headliners Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both died of drug overdoses within a year of that event.
Though conceding “the president draws support from a broader political and ideological cross-section of Republicans than the Trumpstock crowd reflected, attracting some independents and Democrats as well,” the intent was to marginalize supporters as small minded bigots.
“But if any group remains singularly loyal to Mr. Trump, it is the small but impassioned number of white voters on the far right, often in rural communities like Golden Valley, who extol him as a cultural champion reclaiming the country from undeserving outsiders.
These voters don’t passively tolerate Mr. Trump’s “build a wall” message or his ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries — they’re what motivates them. They see themselves in his fear-based identity politics, bolstered by conspiratorial rhetoric about caravans of immigrants and Democratic “coups.”
Next comes our support of the Second Amendment, or as Barack Obama described conservatives “clinging to our guns and religion.”
We are irrationally portrayed as heat-packing armed vigilantes, who shoot first and ask questions later, hence the article’s absurd Civil War referenced headline.