Count Jack Zaleski in with the uber liberal fringe in America that are still fuming over President Trump’s election at President of the United States. It appears he, Mike McFeely and fellow Fargo Forum leftist Jim Shaw are trying to outdo each other and the Huffington Post for the most irrate, irrational liberals in America. To be sure, we still have Chelsea Handler and Mark Ruffalo outdoing all of them but they are the gold medalists of crazy in our country.
Zaleski’s latest contribution to faux journalism is his December 17 poison pen opinion entitled “Zaleski: It is risky to see your soul to the devil“. Despite crazy uncle Jack’s somewhat contradictory opening sentence, “Republicans who believe they have souls need to do some serious soul-searching …” Stop, right there. Mentioning “soul” 3 times in the space of the title and opening sentence qualifies one to be a religious writer. Jack must be some sort of right-wing Christian fanatic! No. He dispels that moniker rather quickly. First, right wing fanatics don’t sell their souls. They either have them or they lose them to the devil. For the atheist in the audience, all this talk of soul is probably upsetting.
Also, if you have a soul that needs to be searched then you couldn’t have sold it to the devil. I wish Jack would make up his mind. Let’s assume Jack believes Republicans haven’t sold their soul but are only contemplating the sale. That way, they can search their soul for the transgression Jack is ever so happy to explain to them. In Jack’s world, a razor-thin margin of victory for a pro-abortion Democrat in conservative Alabama was a “political earthquake”.
The Democrats did their best to disqualify Judge Moore, the Republican candidate for US Senate in Alabama, after Moore won the Republican nomination. The November Surprise pulled on Moore was shameless. 40-year-old claims of the worst kind, “accused pedophile” were the Ace up the sleeves of Democrats who saw a chance to pick up one seat in the US Senate. None of these women who came forth with unsubstantiated claims for 40 years were to be found in the Republican primary. It’s as if they and the Democrat party were setting a trap for the general election.
Their trap was sprung a bit early as it gave Roy Moore the opportunity to disprove much of what he was accused of doing. When is it in American that the innocent have to prove their innocence? It is an outrage.
Even with substantive issues of importance to debate and decide, this election was about painting one candidate as a child molester while the other one was left untouched by a political arty too often thinking elections are about issues and integrity.
But back to Jack Zaleski. The bigger issue is to try to wrap Moore and Trump in the same cloth so that both can be tarred and feathered. Zaleski accuses both of histories of of “misconduct, sexism and nativism.” I’m sure Jack is the toast of his liberal friends at the holiday parties this season. “Boy, you really skewered Trump good!” would exclaim one fawning liberal to Jack. Hero to the local leftists must be a good feeling this time of year.
Yes, we Christians believe each person has a soul and that eventually that soul will be all that’s left of us, an eternity in Heaven or Hell. But unlike Jack, who can glibly make the statement about President Trump as “… a vulgar, mercurial, self-centered and incompetent president …”, I’d prefer to look at Trump in the same way I looked at President Obama. Both are flawed men, like me, who have a political agenda. Both were elected based, in part, on that agenda. But if I can focus on one word, “incompetent”, I can only think of one of those 2 men who earned that description, Obama.
My soul is fine.