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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

There The Wall Street Journal Goes Again

May 19, 2021 --

The Wall Street Journal, in its May 13 editorial, "In Donald Trump's Purgatory," continues to misconstrue L'Affaire Cheney, contending that the basic problem is "that Mr. Trump won't let 2020 go."   

Quite the contrary, The Wall Street Journal apparently accepts what  former President Trump calls the left's "Big Lie" about 2020.   Or should we say the Deep State's Big Lie about 2020. 

LPR has a hunch that the Journal's greatest difficulty with Mr. Trump is that he would end the anti-democratic power of the Deep State.

How far is the Journal willing to ascribe bad faith to Mr. Trump?  Consider this snarky comment in the editorial:  "Our guess is that Mr. Trump wouldn't mind if Republicans lose more Senate sets in 2022, which he'd then blame on [Sen. Mitch] McConnell as he tries to oust him as Senate GOP leader."

Consider, too, the Journal's misreading of Liz Cheney's future.  First it indicates that she must not become "the pet rock" of the Never Trumpers.  But she already is a Trump Derangement Syndrome Never Trumper.  Then it suggests that by remaining a "traditional conservative" she will 1) retain influence in the Republican Party and 2) get re-elected in Wyoming.   Apparently, the Journal is unaware that Wyoming Republicans have censured Ms. Cheney for turning on the former president, and her poll numbers tilt way towards the unfavorable side of the meter.

The Journal concluded its  invidious analysis by asserting that Donald J. Trump is "plotting revenge" and is only interested in himself. Wrong.  Donald J. Trump is focused on draining the swamp and making America great again.   First, we must spend the next three and a half years defending our founding legacy of liberty from assault by the Bidenistas -- and those who would provide cover for them.