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Finally … An Admission It Is All About Trump Hate

Finally … An Admission It Is All About Trump Hate

We have been told by religious clergy, civic leaders and professional psychologists that hate is a very bad emotion.  It takes away our ability to reason and think objectively. It leads us to dangerous and destructive actions.  And it even intoxicates the hater.

That is why I have spent my life never hating another human being – or groups of human beings.  I can certainly disagree with folks.  Some may even find me disagreeable.  I very much disrespect people who do bad things and believe in bringing them to justice – but never hate them.

Oh … I do use the word “hate” as synonymous with “dislike” – as “I hate Spam and spiders.”  But never when referring to a person I may dislike or disrespect. 

Most people who harbor hate deny it, of course.  It is never very convincing to all those who see the hatred in their words and actions.  Hate does not like to be hidden in the recesses of our minds.  It wants to be manifest – on full display — and usually is.

Recently a Trump hater admitted to his absolute out-of-control Trump hate.

In a morning interview on national television, Tennessee Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen admitted that he hates Trump – really hates him.  He even emphasized and amplified his hatred for Trump by repeating his proclamation several times.

Of course, we could only diagnose everything he said prior to his admission as chronic hatred for Trump.  According to Cohen, there seems to be no punishment too cruel or too unjust to impose on Trump.  Most of which was nonsensical piling on – as haters are prone to do.  Cohen ranted as though he was that loud voice in a lynch mob calling for vigilante justice.

While Cohen’s admission was a bit of a surprise, his unbridled Trump hate – and even Republicans, in general – was in full flourish during the first impeachment in which he was one of the inquisitors.  He has long ago revealed himself as the kind of brittle strident partisan that seems to see unity, comity and cooperation as weaknesses.

His toxicity puts him on constant attack mode, provokes righteous outrage from those he maliciously attacks and contributes to the divisive polarization we see in American politics today.  Cohen is the problem, not the solution.

Sadly, Cohen is not alone in his hate-based approach to politics, but seems to be the only one willing to admit that the demons of his mind drive him, rather than the better angels of his soul.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

26 Comments

  1. Florida Phil

    Maybe it’s the Conservative in me, but other than a few years in my youth while being tormented by those my own age, I cast off hate. It’s the street to nowhere, as we’re currently seeing. It will destroy the hater, and too often the hated as well by those joining in on the hate. Hate breeds hate and painful words as well.

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  2. Ben

    Larry,
    This is hilarious!
    Finally, after 5 years you FINALLY found ONE Democratic voter that admits he hates trump. Way to go buddy! Real hard hitting piece here! You’ve outdone yourself.

    Lemme help you out. We don’t hate trump( except for the law maker you cite.) In fact, he did what we couldn’t do for the last 30 years.

    But we really don’t like what he stands for. The 7 deadly sins basically cover our reasoning. The fact that he is antithetical to the Christian faith that this Nation claims to hold dear. The fact that he has enabled a cult following that felt ok with trying to overthrow our Government and execute the Politicians that didn’t bend to their will.

    I do LOVE that he has exposed the hypocrisy of the right. All the hyperventilating about the deficit, free money for the citizens, family values, and law and order, blue lives matter. And I LOVE that he single handedly destroyed the Republican Party.

    AntiFa’s plan to over destroy the Right;
    1) sit back and watch as Republicans elect trump
    2) have a milkshake.

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    • Tom

      Well said Ben!

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    • Larry P Horist

      I did not cite Cohen as the only Trump hater. There are legions of them in the Democratic Party and the leftwing media. The rarity is that he has been the only one to admit his malignant attitude so publicly. You and your parrot, Tom, qualify as haters in my book. It is seen in the nastiness of your comments. You guys cannot seem to understand or tolerate anyone who does not share you opinion. I like many of Trump’s policies and appointments — as does half the nation. By the way, I do not recall seeing any politicians executed. Was that and MSNBC exclusive? Ben and Tom …. I am happy to have such devoted fans, but I am far to busy to engage with such hate-filled closed minds. Enjoy.

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      • Ben

        Larry, thanks for the reply, you are one of the few bloggers that directly engages his readers.
        One quick note before I continue

        * LESS than half the Nation

        Now, let me start with this, what issue/s are you, or your readers willing to compromise to meet Democrats in the middle?

        OK. Now, RARELY do I post anything here but to point out your, and the Cult’s hypocrisy. Occasionally I will throw out a clever jab like “CONservatives” or Cult members, something similar. But mostly I read something like, “ADemocrat FINALLY admits he hates trump” and am completely dumbfounded by your lack of self awareness. Like, seriously, that’s all the right has going for them, fear and hate. I don’t think trump has a platform other than undo everything President Obama accomplished and tell his cult what to be afraid of.

        Hate filled and closed minds? That’s all you write and all the readers you preach to. Read the comments. I rarely attack you or the Cult members by name calling ( except of course calling you guys a Cult, which really isn’t name calling if it’s factual), I simply point out that the very things you are complaining about, your Party is guilty of.

        Besides, as I said, what’s not to love about trump? When he was elected, you had the House, Senate, and Presidency, plus a TON of political capital. Now you control nothing and HUNDREDS of the Cult are giving up their freedom for Dear Leader. trump destroyed the Republican Party ( some say he is even a Democratic Operative sent to trick you into destroying your own party ). I’m personally grateful for you guys electing an incompetent reality tv show host to rep you.

        Now that you’ve had time to think about it, what issue are we gunna compromise on?
        Thanks for the shout out. Tom and I will let Reddit know that you’re ready for some healthy uncensored debate on your articles!

        Oh, and I love that you got rid of the Captcha

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      • Tom

        There you go again Larry. Rather than address the issues which Ben and I point out and which provide balance to your myopic one way articles, you instead seek to label your loyal opposition as “haters”. So let me be clear on what I hate (notice I did not say who I hate): I hate: 1) Lies and deceit and stories that are one sided and twist/skew the truth, 2) hypocrisy like calling for Americans to hate China while secretly overusing the EB-5 Investment visa to attract Chinese money, 3) leaving DACA children adrift with no hope, 4) destroying health care for 12 million people, 5) displaying the Stars and Bars in our Capitol, 6) beating police forces sworn to defend the Capitol, 7) Threatening our congressmen, women, and VP, name calling such as Demorats, calling our newly elected VP a ho, 8) denying the same right to power and prosperity for all people, 9) thinking that Trump supporters are half of the country (last time I checked there were 330 million citizens and only 75 million Trump voters/supporters while almost 80 million voted for Biden- do the math), 9) tax cuts that impose future debt on our children and yet to be born children so that companies and wealthy people can increase their wealth, 10) attempts to frustrate mail in voting by removing mail processing machines before an election, 11) tying up our courts with 60 suits, all founded on a pile of lies, 12) demeaning speech against our veterans and prisoners of war (McCain) and our Gold Star Families by people who pursued military deferments or were not in the military for whatever reason, 13) sacrificing American lives by ignoring a pandemic for personal political gain, 14) disrupting the normal and ceremonial processes of government such as election certification, etc. I do not hate the people and I do not call them ugly names – I simply hate what they do because their actions damage all of us in one way or another. And their actions do not represent many of us. And Larry, your articles have promoted many of these items aforementioned in 1 – 14. Larry the only reason you did not see any politicians executed was that the would be assassins were re-directed by a very quick thinking African American policeman inside the capital building – they got within 100 feet of accomplishing their evil goal. And the FBI found their pipe bombs, molotov bombs filled with home made jellied petroleum, and many weapons. It would appear that your very own household, the constitutional conservatives and many of your bloggers have plenty of hate and intolerance. Yet you choose to ignore it. Your response is testimony to your willingness to label others who do not see as you do. Perhaps you should follow a little advice from the good book to remove the log in your own eye before you attempt to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. And by the way, I consider it an honor to be a “parrot of Ben”. Ben has never called you any names or used foul language on you or any of your bloggers. Ben’s opinions are often rooted in firm Christian theology. I would much rather be a parrot of Ben than a minion of Trump. I continue to love you as a brother and fellow American Larry.

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    • Jeannie

      Who is going to expose the hypocrisy of the left? And believe me That is all the left consists of!!!

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      • Ben

        Jeanie,
        I can only speak for myself, but I don’t have a blog dedicated to airing my party’s grievances against the other political party That mostly consist of things my own party does.

        So if you feel so inclined, have at it.

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  3. Kenneth Mazikowski

    Tell congressman Cohen to get a hair cut. That l9ong hair in the back looks with his bald head. It looks idiotic with his bald head.

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    • Ben

      Kenny,
      How do you feel about trump’s hair?

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      • Jeannie

        Trumps hair looks a heck of a lot better than this chicken eating idiot!!!

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        • Ben

          Jeanie, That’s something a Cult follower would say.
          However , I noticed your wording, a “heck of a lot better” really isn’t saying much for your Cult leader

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        • Tom

          That is because Trump uses a canister a month of a drug called Propecia (finasteride) paid for by your tax dollars! Finasteride is a known cancer causer. Trump gobbles 30 pills a month of the stuff. The man in the picture probably has more sense and less vanity.

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  4. art

    It was about hate and money . President Trump cut out the gravy train and they hate outsider

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  5. Thomas Wayne Kidd

    Our Redeemer says to hate NO ONE WITHOUT A CAUSE. Evidently there are causes to hate. Course today, who quotes Jesus Christ the Creator and Redeemer of all who come to Him in true repentance?

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    • Tom

      Shame on you Thomas Wayne Kidd. You have misquoted Jesus and defile his words. Your misquote seems to give people a license to hate if they feel they have a justifiable cause. This is not what Jesus was teaching and he never gave license for people to hate. Here are his actual words John 15:25 “…24If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father. 25But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’ 26When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me.…

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  6. Tom

    Larry I am so glad you found one democrat that actually hates Trump. I am sure it felt about the same as when you caught your first fish. But Larry, you did not have to go so far as TN to find an example of hate. There were many conservatives at the capital last week waving a symbol of hatred and racism – the stars and bars. Yes Larry, all you really ever needed to do was to look within your own constitutional conservative household as see the haters wanting to harm our vice president. All you had to do was look at Trump lapdog Rudy’s face when he said “trial by combat” and you would have seen real hatred on display. Replay the video of the storming of the Capital and see all of the hatred on display. Go back to Mitch McConnell’s statement on October 2010 ““The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Or maybe look at the faces of Republicans as they vow to kill ObamaCare. Or maybe read some of the comments written on your article blog and see the hate on display that you allow as “free speech”. Yes Larry, Constitutional Conservatives have done a very good job at furthering the cause of hate which is why I became a non-partisan independent voter. You never needed to look outside your own household if you really wanted to find hate.

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    • Ben

      Nicely worded Tom.
      I am always astounded by the lack of self awareness demonstrated by Republicans. Not only is this article a great example, but every comment under it, made by the cult. From the comment about the hair to karma rearing it’s ugly head. ZERO awareness!

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      • Tom

        Thank you Ben. You are correct, zero awareness. They seem to forget that they pushed for impeachment of POTUS Obama four times! They forget that they actively tried to diminish his presidency then when Trump was elected the first thing they did was try to destroy his legacy! They think Trump did such a great job with the economy but forget all that Obama did to get the economy going after the crash at the end of the Bush era. DJIA was 7600 when Obama took over and 14,300 or so when he left. They forget that four times under Obama the GDP hit 4% while it never got there under Trump. Yeah that hair comment was pretty cheap and frankly rather stupid to me.

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  7. Cathy Floyd

    The law of the universe says that you get back what you send out three times over, whether it is good or bad. Think about all of the hatred, malice and vengence that the democrats are sending out now, and sit back and wait for it to come back to them in spades.

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    • Ben

      Cathy, that seems to be the case with trump and the Republican Party ! And it doesn’t seem to be taking very long. The FBI , DOJ, friends, family and the wonderful world of the internet are making sure these Cultist terrorists are brought to swift justice.

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  8. Mariano loo sR.

    USA republic survive to time of acting amendment second to call news general Election Day.

    MLK lived to protest for respect & obey US constitution, he no invoque hater as Obama living to destroyed free society install OFBCI inside WH exe orders 13999 Bush 911 and to disrespect US constitution with Biden’s Obama camouflage for immunity oath inauguration stolen Third Terms Period unconstitutional to accused protest Trump’s voters for acting of insurrection systematic the cartel bipartisan consensus Pelosi-Schumer & McCarthy-McConnell to made express impeachment to Trump by refuse stolen election 2020 that he did denounced early to the votes in the ballot filled outside poll for vote were drop in box mail USPS federal felony to interference Election 2020 with suppression votes very manipulated by virus aero bio weapons bat Fauci’s spread that no work to elect any candidate presidential include Trump-Pence & 435 Reps & 33 Sens from 100 to they as imposters to count & certify the votes of those 538 electors appointed by resulted ballot invalid certified for alienated syndicate bipartisan of S.O.S. 50 State to reinstall its shale sham U.K. Biden’s Obama to stealer third term to destroyed USA republic representative. USA only way to that incumbent US45th Trump to call news General Election Day by the voters fill out the ballot only inside poll for vote to prevent stolen elections and preserve a free state and protest of voters of ballot value valid to USA republic survive or USA is already to dissolved.

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  9. Kurt

    People who focus all their attention on politics to me are nut cases. There are times I feel hate but only in the heat of the moment. I was a active Democrat for well over 30 years. I thought the Democrats were way too liberal for me so I became a Republican, and then how I saw they were so hung up in their beliefs as the Democrats. I am a true independent. I don’t hate I just try to think which candidate for each office is qualified. I disregard the Ds and Rs by their name and look at them as individuals.

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    • Tom

      I agree Kurt! I am a non-partisan independent voter as well. D and R mean nothing to me. I look at who I think can do the greatest amount of good for ALL of the people and the qualifications they have to get the job done.

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  10. Mike

    Larry, While most of what I think has been said by those writing before me, I must say that i think it is pretty ‘rich’ that you decide to point out ‘hate’ by democrats. There has never been a president who espoused as much hate as the current lame duck. He showed hatred for anybody who was unwilling to tell him “you’re the greatest”. That included Mexicans, Muslims, Blacks, Democrats, Republicans that saw his chronic corruption as a problem, the list could go on, but I am sure that you and the rest of your readers get the picture. Hatred and division has been the key to his ‘success’, at least that is what got him elected the first time. And the majority of Republicans in Congress were willing to go along with it. Now we just need to be sure that this wanna be autocrat never holds elected office again. While I won’t say that I am such a good person that I don’t hate Donald Trump, he has certainly earned it. When he was elected, I was willing to give him a chance, though I have viewed him as a very flawed individual since he started making national news headlines 30 years ago, it did not take very long for me to realize that yes, he really was going to run a corrupt administration and that the world was going to be much worse off for him having been elected to the highest office in the country. So he closed out his time in office by showing the country that he truly hated the democratic process by lying to the world about how election fraud was the only reason that he was not re-elected, and in so doing riled up his supporters to have an unprecedented attack on our seat of government. That shows where the real hate in this country is coming from….

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