Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore,
He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would
never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He
wrote the following from an article, originally written by Evan Sayet
and his opinion he expressed as a columnists for Townhall.com were his
own and did not represent the views of Townhall.com, were mistakenly
attributed to Marshall Kamena by me.
Trump’s 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Evan Sayet in
his article "He Fights
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly
ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask
if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”
Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There
could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as
he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that
undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship.
Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately
prized “collegiality” as John McCain?
We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt
And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were
playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left
has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the
only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack
Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order
to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic
I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four
Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover
I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used
to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.
Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the
least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of
the Children of the ‘60's. To them, it has been an all-out war where
nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has
been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence,
demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the
universities – till today.
The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only
side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to
anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with
dignity, collegiality and propriety.
With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America
’s first wartime president in the Culture War.
During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t
the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses
Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him
drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.
Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted
Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.
Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”
General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might
have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the
normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be
five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like
Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s,
he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”
That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not
only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own
tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so
essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the
playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary
Clinton’s senior thesis.
It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would
dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most
indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.
Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is
doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead
of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have
literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years
not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet
Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of
Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.
Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky
described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”... Most importantly,
Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position.
... They need to respond.
This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as
Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would
disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and
accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual
tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and
demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if
they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end
of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use
of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.
Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported
then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid
Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn),
the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor,
Jeremiah Wright’s church.
Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the
Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their
political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or
the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the
Obama administration’s cover-up.
So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I
wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and
“dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do.
These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has
been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.
So, say anything you want about this president - I get it - he can be
vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care.
I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!
Please pass this on..over and over, and again and again...
Petty Officer 5th Class Skyhawker Doug