Trump’s use of Satire befuddles Democrats

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By Lynn Woolley

The use of satire in political commentary goes all the way to Jonathan Swift in “A Modest Proposal,” and extends to today’s talk shows, columns and political cartoons.

But Democrats are coming unglued over a comment Donald Trump made about Hillary’s missing emails.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Doral, Fla. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Doral, Fla. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci)

In an obvious tongue-in-cheek remark, Trump said:

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’ll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing from the private account of Hillary Clinton she used as Secretary of State.”

Liberals are hyperventilating. Eugene Robinson, in the Washington Post, said that Trump:

“…just encouraged cyber-espionage by an adversarial foreign power against a former U.S. Secretary of State.”

Not exactly. And this is NOT the big Trump gaffe they are hoping for. Trump’s point was that their nominee recklessly made her emails available to our enemies.

Video: Trump calls for Russia to release Hillary’s emails

Did Trump promote the idea of foreign governments hacking us?

Certainly not.

I wrote a column one time called “Another Modest Proposal.” In it, I suggested that if liberal women want abortion on demand, maybe doctors should pickle the fetus and let them put it on their desks as a souvenir. Did I want women displaying their aborted fetuses on the mantle? Certainly not. I was using satire to demonstrate the moral depravity of the left-wing position on abortion. In other words, if you like abortion so much, why not let everybody see your dead child?

Satire packs a punch.

Trump’s point was a simply one that Democrats do not wish to grasp.

The point of what he said was this: If computer experts within our government cannot recover Hillary’s lost emails – perhaps the foreign enemies that likely hacked them due to her incompetence will have them.

Satire does indeed pack a punch. So Democrats try – as they always do – to make this about Trump. It’s about Hillary’s carelessness and recklessness with her home server. She ought to be under indictment for it – but instead, Democrats nominated her.

Hillary and satire.

Remember when Hillary was asked if she wiped her home served? She answered:

“Like with a cloth or something?”

That was Hillary’s snide answer to a serious question about Hillary’s crimes that were later outlined by FBI Director James Comey. The media (other than FOX News and talk radio) mentioned it and then it passed.

Video: Hillary’s infamous satire regarding her server

Donald Trump’s point was valid and well taken. Hillary’s point was: Don’t bother me. I’m Hillary Clinton. I can do as I please.

lynn@BeLogical.com

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