The Huffington Post published an article today with the headline “Tucker Carlson Turns On Trump: ‘Imagine If Barack Obama Had Said That.’” with the sub-headline of “Congress would be talking impeachment right now.” Scrolling down to the tags for the article provides a little more light on why this post is still currently front and center when you pull up Huffingtonpost.com six hours after publication.
HuffPo Translation: President Trump’s Base Is Turning On Him!!!
Let’s put the celebration on hold for a minute, HuffPo, and take a step back before you embarrass yourself. (remember that whole South Africa incident?!??)
What you are seeing from Tucker Carlson, and quite frankly many Conservatives, is simply them telling the truth. I know that’s a hard concept for many people in the Main Stream Media to grasp. Not that I consider you part of that group by any stretch of the imagination, but I do consider you part of the liberal media machine overall who has a penchant to distort the truth to suit your particular narrative. So there is that. But I’m getting off topic here – so let me get back to the point.
As I was saying, Tucker Carlson and many Conservatives speak the truth and call out members of our own party when they go against the ideas and policies that we elected them on. It’s quite common actually and how we do our best to hold our party accountable. We strive to tell the truth, even the inconvenient truth.
Ben Shapiro has touched on this many times, most recently at this year’s CPAC when he spoke there. The video below is from @CPAC Twitter feed.
— CPAC 2018 (@CPAC) February 22, 2018
Mr. Shapiro also wrote about this in his 2014 book “How To Debate Leftists And Destroy Them“. In this book he lays out 11 Rules for winning the argument which are as entertaining as they are true. Just ask Pierce Morgan.
Ben touches on what he said in his CPAC speech last week in “RULE #8: You Don’t Have To Defend People On Your Side“. The meaning being that just because someone sides with you doesn’t mean you have to defend everything they say. Wrong is wrong regardless of what side of the isle it comes from. He concluded this rule’s section by writing “Don’t follow people. Follow principle.“.
So you see, Ed Mazza of HuffPo, it’s not us Conservatives who turned on President Trump.
Rather, he turned on us and our principles when he spoke of removing due process and taking guns away without it. That is not what we as a party stand for on this issue.
I guarantee you, given President Trumps tweet on the matter late yesterday evening, that he got the message loud and clear.
Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
p.s. yes, I know I am being a hypocrite by adding the same tags to this post along with many, many more. I find it hilarious and given the tone of this article – quite fitting! 🙂