Love It or Leave It

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Robert Ringer


Thanks to the cultural division over the Vietnam War, “Love it or leave it” became a battle cry for the anti-hippie crowd in the sixties and seventies.  I was going through my purist libertarian years back then, confused about the difference between theory and reality, so I was kind of turned off by this slogan.  How dare those rednecks tell anyone that they have to love the United States or move elsewhere.

Time, however, has a way of ripening and maturing the minds of rational people, especially those with critical-thinking skills.  As a result, today, 50 years after Woodstock, I find myself agreeing with Donald Trump’s reprimand of the Four Donkeys of the Apocalypse, aka the “AOC Squad.”

Sure, Trump wasn’t technically correct when he used the words “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” but he was absolutely right in what he meant — that the hateful little congresswomen should leave the country if they’re so unhappy here.  To point out that three of these donkeys were born in the United States is nothing more than a diversion from Trump’s main point.

Remember, Alexandria Moronio-Cortez herself once chastised those who are “more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”  And Trump was absolutely, unequivocally morally right on this one.

The president subsequently improved his wording when he tweeted that “If somebody has a problem with our country, if someone doesn’t want to be in our country, they should leave.”  Unless you have bad intentions, why in the world would you want to live in a country you hate?  What halfway serious, intelligent person would disagree with such a viewpoint?

Even so, the problem liberty advocates have is not the AOC Squad.  Envious, hateful ignoramuses have always existed, and always will.  They should either be ignored or, if they become too violent or destructive, locked up.  The most important thing about imprisonment is that it sends a message to those with aspirations to commit aggression against people with whom they disagree.

That said, the real problem for conservatives is the excessive number of Republicans afflicted with that dreaded of all D.C. medical conditions, Romney’s Disease.  From John McCain to Jeb Bush … from Jeff Flake to Bob Corker … from Paul Ryan to Mitt Romney himself, it’s Republicans suffering from Romney’s Disease who make it possible for the hateful, violent Radical Left to have its way over and over again without suffering any consequences.

Mitt Romney would rather die than miss a chance to badmouth Trump.  He has no interest in his constituents, who voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump.  Like the uber-loathsome John McCain before him, his number-one focus is on his own ego.  It’s quite laughable that the media portrayed McCain as a maverick.  The idea that he voted against his own party because he was principled is a myth.  McCain voted against his own party because it got him attention and bolstered his ego.  Period.

Thanks to the anger, hatefulness, and insanity of virtually the entire Democratic Party, Trump is poised to win in a landslide in 2020 and Republicans are in a strong position to keep the Senate and recapture the House.  I can unequivocally guarantee that Democrats will do everything possible to assure such an outcome in the 16 months ahead.  Every Dirty Dem primary debate will be the equivalent of a two-hour ad for Trump and Republicans — with no cash outlay!

Unfortunately, Mitt Romney and his ilk will continue to do everything possible to make certain that Trump loses and, in the process, that Republicans lose one or both chambers of Congress.  It’s nauseating, and Utah Republicans who voted for Romney in 2018 are kicking themselves right now.  Unfortunately, Romney can’t be recalled, so he’s safe until 2024.

It’s obvious to any serious, half-awake person that Donald Trump is not a racist or a homophobe or an Islamophobe.  None of these accusations ever came up in the first 69 years of his very public life.

Trump’s real failing is that he’s too willing to give his enemies a chance to redeem themselves — like having Jeff Flake sit next to him at a White House meeting … or defending Nancy Pelosi by telling the world that she’s not a racist … or — Yikes! — meeting with Mitt Romney to discuss the possibility of his becoming Secretary of State.

Come on, POTUS, stop it — now!  It’s time to get tough and start exposing fake conservatives like Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Richard Burr, and Lisa Murkowski for what they are:  fake conservatives.

As to the Four Donkeys of the Apocalypse, let them talk … and talk … and talk — right along with the Dirty Dem reprobates on the debate stage.  Even Donald Trump doesn’t have enough money to buy all the free advertising these clowns are giving him.

Robert Ringer

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

22 responses to “Love It or Leave It”

  1. SteveV2000 says:

    I think that by "the places they came from" he meant "the countries of their ancestors." For a long visit.

    I wish Trump could keep his trap shut. He speaks before he thinks — even when using Twitter! I don't understand why he doesn't have a staffer review his tweets for potential problem areas before he sends them. Any sensible person would do so.

    • gorgenheimer says:

      Agreed! It's amazing how pundits continue to overlook Trump's obvious bad qualities, just because of a few good policy positions. He's always been boorish and arrogant, see any source outside of Fox News and conservative Facebook groups, there is plenty of evidence and in-context quotes from Trump that demonstrate his character. I get it, you don't have to be nice in politics — but why some continue to play mental gymnastics to figure out "what Trump really meant" when he's just spouting off his mean-spirited garbage is still beyond me.

    • Pietrosnsb says:

      Yes…if you are a supporter of DJT, it is frustrating to see him making statements that appear to be damaging to him, politically. However, If he had a staffer review/edit his tweets then he sounds like a politician, acts like
      a politician and becomes a "politician". Isn't this exactly what we all said we did NOT want…again. We now have someone who does not act "politically". I'm grateful…for that alone!
      Let Trump be Trump!

    • JF1017 says:

      But with one tweet, Trump also defanged Pelosi. She now has to defend the very group of nitwits who have painted her – and continue to paint her – as "racist." Let the sh*tshow continue, and pass the popcorn please.

    • 66Marlin says:

      Yes; but everything he said was true; and everytime he goes on these rants his ratings go up up up ; funny these wack job leftists can say anything they want and nobody calls them out; GO TRUMP !!!

    • patg2 says:

      Ahem! You haven't caught on. Those tweets are CALCULATED. He knows EXACTLY what he is doing. He uses the tweets to divert Democrats into endless squabbling about how bad he is, while he quietly does something he promised to do. It's a DISTRACTION.

  2. KerrySr9 says:

    Thanks to RJR praising Eric Hoffer years ago, I read all of Hoffer’s books. These simple words from the master (Hoffer) tell you all you need to know about Democrats. “By accusing others of a crime, we committed or are about to commit, we drain all force from any accusation which may be leveled against us. We attract a quality of hollowness and incredibility to the formula of indictment.” – Eric Hoffer

  3. CharlesM549 says:

    President Trump doesn’t take political advice from others. This tendency only resulted in him being elected as POTUS. And perhaps the most successful POTUS in modern history.

    • josephlacey12 says:

      Thanks…. THAT makes a lot of sense. (if I were able to see his face… when he is given 'political advice'… I believe I would see him respond with a polite smile.)

    • Pietrosnsb says:

      I couldn't have said it any better. Thank goodness we have a truly non-political president. Let Trump be Trump!

  4. MomentofClarity says:

    the dems continue to expose the genius of Trump …

  5. Ivan says:

    Trump could amend the immigration law by deporting the haters of America to their country of origin and trade them for folks who love and contribute to America. I think to deport the four AOC squad would be worth a ratio of 1 deported AOC to about 10 hardworking immigrants who would love and appreciate it here.

    • patg2 says:

      A;though I agree with you, she is only worth 1/10 of a hardworking immigrant.

      • Ivan says:

        The quad is 100% worthless to this country along with many others. Reminds me of one who doesn't like their job or pay, it"s simple, just leave.There will always be one who would love to take there place. Whatever it costs or takes to get the haters of America out of the country. Like DT says, just leave.

        • patg2 says:

          Too bad people don't keep their promises anymore, and we don't hold them to their promises. They promise to uphold the Constitution when they are sworn into office.

  6. JF1017 says:

    AOC and the rest of the OddSquad (or the JihadSquad) regale the "bravery" and merits of the hoards who are invading our southern borders, allegedly to "have a better life" in this oh-so-racist-and-oppressive country. So if it's "brave" and meritorious to COME here, then it is equally "brace" and meritorious to leave a country that you see as "racist" and "oppressive." I would be more than happy to help AOC, Ilhan and the rest 1) complete the paperwork needed to renounce citizenship, and 2) buy a one-way ticket to whatever socialist paradise any of them chooses. Unlike many countries, we don't have a wall to keep people IN; we're trying to build one to keep mobs OUT. Therein lies a YUGE difference.

  7. JurassicRick says:

    Notice how all these America haters and conservative haters continue threatening to leave the country if political events don't go their way. And not a single one of them has ever acted on their threat. No, not one! Remember Cher who said if Trump is elected, she was going to Jupiter. Please do, Cher, please do. Do us all a favor! And take the rest of your Radic-Lib cohorts with you. That includes Whoopi Goldbuzzard and Joy Beehive. I agree with RJR here, if you don't like it here, why in the world would you want to stay? I know I wouldn't. For them, it is easier to just sit around and bitch endlessly, boring everyone in the process, rather than to take action. In all probability, Trump will be re-elected. And watch the Radic-Libs go into a screaming cry-rage when it happens. I sincerely believe at this point Robinette, that's Sleepy Joe's real middle name, will not be the nominee by the way. Too old, too feeble, and yes, too sleepy!

  8. Reality_Seeker says:

    I agree that President Trump will be reelected, because, in part, Trump understands how and when to trigger the Squad and give them enough publicity so that they become the face of the Dirty Dem Party. President DT's Twitter tactics are nothing short of genius. And what's truly "nauseating" to me is how many people ( including some of the above commentary) think that DT should have his tweets "reviewed". Keep on virtue signaling like the Dirty Dems do. Mitt Romney and the rest of the virtue signaling RINOs would like nothing better than President DT to discontinue his Tweets. Personally, I think DT has a machete for a tongue. And the more that The Donald hacks down the Dirty Dems the better I like it.

    Actually, DT is putting on the best reality show of my lifetime. And I sure hope that DT gets to be the star of the show for another 4 years….

  9. Reality_Seeker says:

    By the way, just because you happen to be an American citizen doesn't mean that you're an American. There are tens of millions of people who are illegals, legals and born on American soil, but that doesn't really make them American. And most never will be. Being born on American soil doesn't make them American any more than being born in Israel makes them a real Jew; or being born in China doesn't make one Chinese; or Japanese or Russian.

    It takes a lot to actually be an American, and much of it is based on a belief in principles found within the Bill of Rights. And the fact of the matter is freedom loving Americans are being replaced with the Marxist Donkeys of the Apocalypse… Real Amercans ( and Amerca's Golden Age of the 1950s) is eventually either going to be turned into a complete Marxist Utopia or enter into a Dark Age by a nasty civil war…

  10. pokertiger says:

    Donkeys of the world might protest being compared to the Squad.The thing that really scares me is how these clowns were able to garner enough votes to win their elections.These woman are complete idiots.I can understand how Maxine Waters wins in a african -american area,but how do anti-american foreign woman win? Maybe our country has been populated with so many imbeciles and illegal immigrants,and nutty professors that we can't help ourselves to make obvious decisions.

  11. larajf says:

    And just like that, people stopped talking about the Democrat candidates….

  12. HonestProfessor says:

    Ha, ha! Donald Trump = Archie Bunker For President!

    Meathead (to Archie): "Are you saying, 'America, love it or leave it'?"

    Archie: "That's right. If they don't like it, they can lump it–Take it down the road . . . and dump it!"