A known #NeverTrump stalwart and Hollywood-invented “conservative” joined Buck Sexton of HillTV Tuesday to criticize President Donald J. Trump for alleged “divisiveness.”
The topic of discussion was saving Western civilization from suicide-by-illegal-immigration, a subject on which Ben Shapiro thinks Trump is “not qualified” to speak, and has been “divisive.”
“The truth is I think that President Trump in terms of the philosophy is basically a holding pattern. I don’t think that he is pushing back forcefully in terms of the philosophies of Western civilization. He just doesn’t really know enough to speak deeply to these principles. On policy, obviously, he’s doing a lot to push back against leftism, and I think that’s great. I mean, I like President Trump on policy a lot, but in terms of the educational mission, he is I just don’t think qualified to really speak to the foundations of Western civilization. So defending the basic idea that America is good is certainly a positive thing and that is something President Trump has done. The sort of divisive way in which he has done it is not nearly as helpful, I think.”
Shapiro’s schtick is debating teenaged socialists on college campuses. But he has drawn criticism from conservatives for his week-kneed approach to politics. A bona fide member of Conservative Inc., he tends to accept the premises of the political left, which raises a fundamental and important question: what good is conservatism if it operates on the premises of its political enemies?
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Leftist Group Pickets Outside of Senator Josh Hawley’s Home Demanding GOP Accept Electoral College Certification
A group of left-wing militants protested outside of Senator Josh Hawley’s Virginia home on Monday night, threatening to harass Republicans for declining to sign off on contested electoral college slates. The professional progressive activists, affiliated with Shutdown DC, demanded that Hawley relent on a plan to challenge ratification of the electoral college.
BREAKING: Far-left militants showed up at Senator Josh Hawley's house in Virginia tonight to demand that he give up his challenge to electoral college certification pic.twitter.com/e6HjjTj3Zn
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) January 5, 2021
Shutdown DC has become known for aggressive and personalized harassment protest tactics, with members of the organization “protesting” outside of Tucker Carlson’s house and ringing his doorbell in 2018. The small crowd of protestors spoke of appearing on the streets of DC on Tuesday, when thousands of Donald Trump supporters will protest at the capitol demanding that Republican Senators and Congressmen delay the certification of electors from contested states.
One man in an orange hat threatened to protest outside of Hawley’s house every day.
“He should be ready for us to come back and visit him if he doesn’t abandon his dangerous, reckless, self-serving, racist attack on our democracy!”
The ShutDownDC protestors warned Hawley of their harassment tactics in a chant.
“We’ll be back! We’ll be back! We’ll be back!”
Local police arrived on the scene within minutes of the protestor’s arrival at the private residence. The mob was allowed to go through with their stunt, yelling into megaphones late into the night in the suburban neighborhood. They loitered on the sidewalk for about an hour before leaving.
The group littered at the scene, leaving placards with progressive mantras on the ground outside of Hawley’s house as they left. They weren’t cited.
Belligerent progressives are likely to continue the use of aggressive harassment tactics even after Donald Trump’s presidency, with Biden all but certain to be inaugurated as President later this month.
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