Dark, as in Lights Out for the Left [OPINION]
I am enjoying the left's reaction to the Republican National Convention almost as much as I am enjoying the convention itself. What a hoot!
The convention has delivered for those of us looking for some positivity during these times of uncertainty. Riots, looting, pandemics, yadda, yadda, yadda. Face it, 2020 has been a real dog of a year in many ways.
Donald Trump's Republican Party has risen to the occasion. People want to know that things are going to be okay again. They want to know their kids are safe, that their investments are sound, and that it is still okay to love flag and country. The answer is a big "yes!"
Despite what the media and the left-wing Democrats tell you, America is in great shape and getting better by the hour. And yes, our history and our culture are still reason for great pride in the hearts of all Americans. Unless, of course, you are a socialist hellbent on "fundamental change." In that case, you are screwed.
The Republican National Convention continues to offer a solid message of hope and reason for optimism. Yet the media portrays it as "dark." The Washington Post says the convention speakers share a "dark vision." CNN reports, "Trump Uses Dark Message." The Guardian calls it a "dark convention." And that's just a few random samples. Was "dark" the word of the day in yesterday's talking points memo or is all of this darkness just a coincidence?
Maybe the convention is dark for the leftists. Perhaps they see all of the positivity and optimism as lights out for radicalism. If I were on their side, I'd be feeling pretty glum myself right about now.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.