Friday, July 21, 2017

On Scaramucci and Tweetgate

So it didn't take long for liberals to start razzing newly hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for deleting some of his past tweets that indicated a few points of disagreement with the Trump Administration. These professional nitpickers are the reason why American politics is so cutthroat these days.

Kudos to Scaramucci for understanding that he's not the star of the show and seeking to form a united front with his employer--that's the professional thing to do. It shouldn't be shocking that Scaramucci disagreed with the President. No one agrees with anyone else 100% of the time, and Scaramucci is entitled to his personal opinions, whatever those may be. There's nothing wrong with publicly minimizing the daylight between himself and the Administration in support of his new role. No one agrees with their boss 100% of the time (even in politically-oriented jobs), but that doesn't mean they can't serve with competence and honor.

I'm sure Scaramucci understands that Donald Trump was elected to carry out a certain agenda and he will do his best to help implement that as part of the team. His liberal critics are taking a pseudo-religious, "all or nothing" approach to the subject. Why can't different people cooperate toward a common goal? All Republicans should be seeking to implement the vision outlined in the 2016 Platform--even though plenty of people probably have a few areas they disagree with. What matters is that they're able to delay gratification, put these disagreements aside, and compartmentalize enough to keep the bigger picture in mind.

These liberals are busy speculating about what Scaramucci "really believes," or whether he changed his mind for money, or some such. Who cares? It's not about him as an individual. All that matters is that he contributes to a team that has a mission to Make America Great Again. The liberal critics reveal a lot more about themselves than they do Scaramucci--they are incapable of subordinating their own desires in service of a common goal, and incapable of exercising a sense of context and proportionality. His critics are more like zealous Grand Inquisitors than journalists or political commentators.

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