As most of you are aware, we launched The Trenches on May 1st, 2012. We chose that date as an obvious slap in the face to the socialists, Marxists, and other collectivists who support the leftist May Day celebration. Our christening post here that day was an indictment of the media and included a reward for Barack Obama’s college transcripts. We noted that Bush’s transcripts were leaked by The New Yorker (a left-wing publication owned by Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.) but they’ve not exhibited the same zeal to leak Obama’s transcripts. Textbook hypocrisy.
Today, Donald Trump made an offer to Obama for all his college records, including all his applications, as well as his passport records, including that application. If Obama releases all this information to Trump, Trump will pay $5 million to the charity of Obama’s choice. Seems like a no-brainer for Obama to cash in on some free and easy money for some left-wing charity he digs, right? My primary criticism of Trump’s presentment is that he didn’t call attention to the leftist media’s leaking of Bush’s transcripts. He had an opportunity to educate millions of Americans to that fact, and he blew that one. Here’s the video of Trump’s announcement:
But what happened after Trump’s announcement today? He gets attacked by Obama shills, of course, but also “conservatives”, or should I say the neocons and “former” leftists. Did these “smart” people forget that Breitbart.com broke the story about Obama and his literary agent pimping him out for years as foreign-born? Remember, Trump called Obama, “the least transparent president in the history of this country.” Shouldn’t we pressure Obama to see if he made those same claims on his college applications?
Jim Geraghty writes for the National Review Online (they’re the ones who fired Derbyshire over leftist fauxtrage):
If at any point you seriously considered Donald Trump for president, please study the error of your ways in quiet, private contemplation.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 24, 2012
I can’t think of any first principles conservative who’d consider David Frum a conservative, but he does:
Trump’s genius plan. Trap Obama into releasing his transcripts. Then blast him as an “elitist” when he is shown to have earned straight As.
— davidfrum (@davidfrum) October 24, 2012
Ah, Mr. Persecution Complex from Persecution Complex Magazine:
I will release my college transcripts and passport applications to Donald Trump in exchange for a $5 million contribution to Commentary.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 24, 2012
And this one has been on a tear condemning everyone who isn’t politically correct or questions her silence over her associations with homosexual felons:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 23, 2012
Do these “conservatives” disagree with Trump? Do they think Obama is the most transparent president in American history? Or maybe Malkin is the only one allowed to bitch (she does that a lot) about Obama’s lack of transparency. I thought conservatives weren’t supposed to attack one another – in reality, we all know that’s a silly platitude. Malkin, the former leftist, just attacked Coulter for calling Obama a retard via her Twitchy defamation platform. And as a former leftist, Malkin is awfully concerned about Marxist political correctness, except when she isn’t.
re·tard·ed adjective, \ri-ˈtär-dəd\ : slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress
Looks like the aforementioned “conservatives” are siding with these socialists below. We know whose side these leftists are on, and none of them had a problem with The New Yorker leaking Bush’s college transcripts. As you can see, they’re awfully upset at Trump suggesting Obama should present his college records after he and his literary agent misrepresented his “foreign-born” status:
Donald Trump is to the public interest what a hog is to fecal matter.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 24, 2012
NOT BREAKING: Donald Trump releases edited video of himself shouting nonsense at a camera
— Ed Schultz (@edshow) October 24, 2012
Oh look, Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. (you remember him from above, right? Samuel owns The New Yorker, the rag that mysteriously obtained Bush’s college transcripts) gets in on the action via another of his left-wing publications, Vanity Fair:
Donate to Charity to Rid the World of Donald Trump Forever! (And Also to Help a Charity) vnty.fr/Tg3mfw
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 24, 2012
Mind you, I don’t share Trump’s entire sociopolitical paradigm, or his tax bracket, but what are these anti-first-principles “conservatives” doing to vet Obama? It’s important to note that none of the team here at The Trenches are “birthers”. However, as we presented after the Breitbart.com story regarding Obama’s “foreign-born” literary bio, if Obama lied about being foreign-born during his literary career, wouldn’t it make sense that he may have done the same thing during his educational career?
We’re not attempting to defend Trump overall, but he’s trying to vet Obama, and that’s something we can get behind. Intellectually dishonest leftists, Trotskyites/neocons, and “former” leftists parading as the authority on what is and isn’t “conservative”, we can do without.