Donald Trump’s America is Good message resonates with red-state America. That is why it is disappointing to see a conservative Republican like Jeff Flake embracing Cancel America’s presidential candidate.
Flake, who used to be a “taxpayer superhero” and “anti-earmark crusader,” has endorsed Joe Biden and is now appearing in campaign ads for the former Vice President. The former Senator defends his break with the GOP as matter of putting “country over party.”
But, in an election that ultimately comes down to a choice between the belief that America is Good and the belief that America should be cancelled, Flake is choosing to align with the latter—the side that embraces socialism and the divisive racism of Black Lives Matter.
President Trump might not fit the mold of a politician we would expect to solidify a conservative electoral coalition across America’s heartland. A New York billionaire with a background in the entertainment industry would typically be the candidate of choice for the liberal coastal elites. However, it is Trump’s unwavering fealty to the belief that America is Good that has made him the target of Cancel America.
Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and their enablers in the Democratic Party have drawn the line in the sand. They choose violence and intimidation as political tools to advance an agenda that fails time and time again when put voters. This agenda is clear: mob justice over law and order, redistribution through taxation, and government control of every aspect of American lives, including how your kids are taught and when and where Americans can go to church.
Their Cancel America rhetoric and tactics will not end if they are successful this November, either. Instead the Cancel America coalition of BLM, Antifa, Planned Parenthood, the so-called “Squad,” and others will be emboldened.
Donald Trump might not be the candidate America is Good would have chosen in 2012, and he might not be the candidate America is Good would chose in 2024. But, in 2020, with the line so clear, he is the candidate who stands against Cancel America.