If you listen to the MSM you might think that Democrats are making a strong comeback and might do better than expected during the 2022 Midterm elections. That is what they want you to believe. More importantly, it is what they want to believe. But the opposite may be true and for the worst possible reason they could even imagine. What if the true strength of Donald Trump is not what he does but rather his ability to generate such unbridled blind hatred in his enemies.
Democrats may have found their own worst enemy and it is “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” One would think that seeing him “lose” the 2020 election would be enough. The daily humiliation of being replaced in the Oval Office by a buffoon like Joe Biden would be enough. The assaults on his financial enterprise, such as withdrawal of PGA tour events would be enough. The list goes on and on. Any normal human being would have been destroyed by all of this. How many of us could handle not only the unrelenting personal attacks, but the same vitriol and hatred toward anyone who even pretends to admire us? How many of us could handle watching your family humiliated and slandered solely because they are related to you?
Yet none of this seems to even slow Trump down. Instead, he becomes more Trumpian. He shouts louder insults. He continues his unprecedented “I am the greatest” tour where he verbally assaults anyone, he considers a remote possibility of a threat to his self-perceived position of grandeur.
It is easy to see some of this and wonder if Trump “is” actually losing it. Then, a moment of truth. A moment when everything suddenly snaps into focus. What makes Trump so dangerous is that he lives in the heads of his worst enemies. They are so blinded by hatred of him that they will do anything to destroy him, even if they destroy themselves in the process. That is the real lesson of the raid on Mar-a-logo. It was so unnecessary. The only motivation was the desire to hurt Donald Trump. If the real reason for this raid was a perceived threat to national security, it was handled in the worst way possible. The same is true regarding the numerous prosecutors who keep pretending they have enough evidence to finally indict Donald Trump, for something. They don’t, or they would have already done that. The result is that all the promises that “this time the walls are really closing in, this time we have him, this time he is finally done” are destined to fail, always for the same reason. Hatred blinds one to reality.
Perhaps the real October surprise will come as a result of Democrats, once again, attacking Donald Trump. Not because this will succeed, but rather because the backlash will be so severe and unprecedented. They will make Trump the most important political personage of our lifetime. Trump’s real strength is not his accomplishments, which are actually far greater than his enemies will ever admit, but rather his ability to get completely and totally under their skin. Under their skin so thoroughly that they will literally slap themselves into oblivious because they just can’t resist scratching the itch.
I am reminded of some famous quotes by Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein:
Mahatma Gandhi Quote: The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong…. – CoolNSmart
Mahatma Gandhi: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Albert Einstein: “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
I think that somewhere, when no one is looking, Trump smiles into a mirror and say: “bring it on, the more you hate me, the more you will end up hating yourself.” In the ultimate victory, Trump Derangement Syndrome will prove fatal to a lot of people long before Trump even pretends to care. Like the enemies of Israel during the time of Gideon, those who ignore the Trumpet’s roar just may suffer the ultimate humiliating defeat.