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Lock her up. You know who I am talking about, right? Melania Trump. She recently decorated the White House with red Christmas trees. I saw them on TV, and I will tell you I loved them: their brightness, their cheer, their impact as something artistically different while still tasteful. But some leftists were in a huff.

These critics need critics, and I volunteer, noting the obvious truth that this assault on the first lady is pathetic, still another example of petty, snobbish, misogynistic, nativist supremacy. It is more than a little interesting how our moral betters, in seeking a new America, seem to have climbed out of Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables.

Most people on the left tell you they love immigrants, but apparently not when it comes to a charming, sincere, caring woman whose accent gives her away. Melania Trump is not bathed in things American, and some of her choices demonstrate as much. But to make a big deal of the clothes this former model wears, for instance, is a slide down the ladder of good manners and contempt for diversity. She is not dumb, you know. She speaks five languages. How many do you speak?

Continuing my thoughts in English, even though I could once read a little French, let me state the obvious. What infuriates her critics is their hatred of Donald Trump. Support him politically and you are a racist ignoramus. Be his friend and expect ostracism for life. Work with him and you’ll get kicked out of a restaurant. And never, ever marry him. You are then the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, vinegar on ice cream, the thunder storm that canceled the football game and a female worthy of feminist fury.

It is all so unfair to a first lady who has troubles enough with a husband of nationally demonstrated peculiarities, if I may be euphemistic. He does have his virtues, such as not being Chuck Schumer, but many of his critics much of the time seem to consider him the most threatening fact of 21st century American life. They have an answer: Be worse than he is.

In the Melania attacks, as one example, Vanity Fair magazine said the Christmas decorations conveyed “a sense of menace.” That’s the kind of thing that our president says about the MS-13 gang that slices people to death with machetes, and does he get away with it? No. He carries on too much, say critics scorning him on the charge of engendering Hispanic hatred.

If you want politics of the scariest kind, look at the unprecedented, partisan aim to impeach Trump from day one and a smelly special counsel investigation. It’s not through yet and likely won’t be until someone lies to the FBI about the trees not coming from Russia.

On top of that is the way government officials have been emitting illegal leaks enough to submerge basic principles of democratic governance. There’s the Justice Department saying phooey to congressional oversight. Then we have Democrats wanting to hit back on Trump’s calls for a border wall with verbal stabs of law officers and some seeming to want the disaster of open borders.

A shame was hearings in which Democrats pulverized an excellent Supreme Court nominee with fake news and antics that should be limited to grade school playgrounds. Another shame is the replacement of rule of law and thoughtful debate with rule of mobs and thoughtless shouting.

I could go on. But listen, I believe in a two-party system, of liberals vs. conservatives to help prevent excess on either side, and I grant Republican malfeasance too. But right now we are faced with such issues as a possible cold war with China, and what I would say to those who do not like red Christmas trees is keep your sleepless nights to yourself.

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Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at speaktojay@aol.com.

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Cassandra2

"...petty, snobbish, misogynistic, nativist supremacy." Well, Mr. Ambrose, what would you call it when your wingnut pals referred to Michelle Obama as an "ape"?

martian2

Exactly cassandra, go ahead and call democrats names and make fun of what they wear or color of their skin, or whatever. But don't you dare do it to a right winger, they deserve the utmost respect. A double standard that republicans like Ambrose can't see but express it often for all to see. Michelle Obama was criticized non stop, from her clothes to her opinions, and her advocacy work. But being a black democrat made her fair game for all republicans to pile on the criticism.

johnnybragatti

She speaks 5 language ,but doesn"t talk very well, other than "boy talk" perhaps.
Red Xmas trees are really cool....only missing the "Red Orchestra", playing : (I"m Dreaming) of a Red Christmas.
Ambrose should write for the National Enquire.

oldhomey

How is it that this guy Ambrose can make a living as a paid pundit? He can't make a sensible argument to save his soul, and he, like Lowry, have to bend like pretzels daily trying to defend a man the both see clearly as a total nincompoop, a daft, inept, unprepared misogynist twerp. Now he wants us to be ashamed because we have a First Lady who can speak five languages and we can't. The important thing to remember is that it is possible to say and act stupidly in five different languages, and when you do, you need to be censured for it if you are in a leadership position.

Support him politically and you are a racist ignoramus. Be his friend and expect ostracism for life. Work with him and you’ll get kicked out of a restaurant. And never, ever marry him. You are then the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, vinegar on ice cream, the thunder storm that canceled the football game and a female worthy of feminist fury.

Here is more of Ambrose's high praise and heartfelt sympathy for our current First Couple: "It is all so unfair to a first lady who has troubles enough with a husband of nationally demonstrated peculiarities, if I may be euphemistic. He does have his virtues, such as not being Chuck Schumer, but many of his critics much of the time seem to consider him the most threatening fact of 21st century American life. They have an answer: Be worse than he is."

So we are, to Ambrose's mind, to zip our lips when we see unspeakably bad behavior coming out of the White House on a daily basis? And to speak out is to his mind acting even more badly than the Trumps? Puh-leeze!

There may be some who want to impeach this president at the first opportunity. Most do not, I would wager. Number one, it would not happen, anyway, with a Senate firmly in the GOP hands. Number two, it would simply deepen the divisions of the badly divided nation at this time to do so, anyway. Better to let the bum be removed by popular vote in 2020. Unless, of course, evidence comes forth that he badly overstepped his bounds and worked against the interests of the nation. Then all bets are off, because even GOP senators could not ignore such criminal intent. And this man in the White House seems peculiar enough and reckless enough that such behavior would not be much of a surprise.

PhysicsIsFun

Right, it is just "leftists" who think blood red Christmas trees are a little weird, and it is artistic types like Jay who love them. Jay you need to find a new job.

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