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Gomer Pyle (for you millennials that was a popular character in several sitcoms back in the 1960s) will be useful this week to comment on the latest Washington non-news hysteria. ‘Ol Rachel Maddow — the same MSNBC Hillary worshiper who broke down in tears (on the air) when the FBI reopened the email investigation. Remember? After Anthony Weiner’s laptop surfaced? She just ratcheted up the unethical, illegal attack on the President another notch by releasing his 2005 tax return. 2005? Really? “Shame, shame, shame!”

Come on Rachel! You learn in law school that you don’t get to beat up people with the infamous, “So, when did you stop beating your wife” gambit. You’re darned if you answer and you’re darned if you don’t because the question IMPLIES something about you that is “improper character evidence”. How many of us want our decade old tax return waived around on national TV?

“Citizen’s arrest! Citizen’s arrest!”

Now, it’s ridiculous that we taxpayers fund give-aways, particularly, on health care. I’m sorry but, I don’t owe you snowflakes an insurance policy or a living and, I would really like to retire at some point. So government has been a dismal failure on this vote-buying mess culminating with Obamacare and a $20 trillion debt. “Water and air is free … We do make a charge for gas.”

But, rather than deal with that fiasco, the talking heads like Maddow want to keep thumping the “I hate Donald Trump” washtub to the exclusion of everything else that is going on in this country. We get it … he’s rich and he pays taxes. And, to paraphrase former NBA star Charles Barkley, “My money and how I spend it is none of your business.”

“Surprise, surprise, surprise!”

Here’s the problem with this incessant character assassination — it’s the ends justifies the means trampling other people’s rights to free speech, privacy and their pursuit of happiness. You know — the rights actually guaranteed in the Constitution. And, guys, this ceaseless leak of private information just proves my point. Trashing Trump is OK because you don’t like him? You’re willing to tolerate felony breaches of federal law because the ends justifies the means? At best, what you’re doing is unethical and you know it but, you don’t care!


And, Trump supporters — you didn’t really think these twits were going to voluntarily give up their stranglehold in Washington, California, New York and San Fransisco simply because we all finally voted against this malaise did you? Come on … liberalism is like Novocain, it just keep dripping until you’re numb to it.


And, that’s what’s driving these knuckleheads crazy. They wheeled out their big guns in this election — the dreaded misogyny and white privilege allegations and, for the first time in a long time, the rich white guy said, “SO?” And, the majority said, “Let he who is without sin,” elected Donald Trump and here we are. Folks, these self-appointed, elites are not going to lay down on this and, it appears that they are just going to keep whining, like some demented Greek chorus in the background, until 2020.


So, why don’t the rest of us take a page from the lib handbook, try a new tactic and stop pretending. Just say, “Shut up and fix this mess please. I don’t care what you think.” It may not be popular but, at the end of the day, who really cares anymore? You lost! What’s the old adage, “Losers can’t be …” “Well, bless their hearts.” And, with that, I’m out of Gomer Pyleisms.

Pat Merriman is the Dunn County State Attorney. He is a photographer and also officiates high school and college athletics events in the area.

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