Not that there are any on this site.
Oh, for the days when trolls were mythological creatures, living in Nordic caves. Today, they live online, poking us with bitter invective instead of intelligent arguments. That’s what some of President Biden’s defenders are doing, now that he is struggling. With only a weak defense to offer, most are in hiding. The few who venture out in public have turned to a last resort: trolling anyone who dares to criticize the president. Their favorite taunt is “Do you want the president to fail?”
The point here, apparently, is to try and inoculate Biden against any criticism by suggesting that to question his actions is tantamount to wanting the new president to fail and the country with him.
It’s an odd attack coming from the same people who began launching a four-year barrage of invective against Biden’s predecessor before he even took office. Odder still to see the patriotism card played by those who applauded athletes kneeling for our national anthem, endorsed a distorted “1619” history that denies our country was founded on aspirations for freedom, who declare America remains thoroughly racist, and who normally argue that our country is a malevolent force in the world.
Biden is a thin reed upon which to place our confidence that he’ll engineer an evacuation that will rescue every American “who wants to leave” from the clutches of the Taliban and their terrorist allies. That very statement is an exercise in cowardice. No one wants Biden to fail because that would mean that death and misery will visit Americans, their friends and allies, and their innocent families.
I wish that Biden and his administration were as concerned as the rest of us. Except for the trolls, perhaps.
A further thought:
How dare Biden invoke “the buck stops here,” the truth that President Harry S Truman invoked. The great Democratic Truman was courageous way beyond whatever Biden could ever imagine. Biden dares to diminish Truman.