The explosion over Corey Lewandowski's alleged 'battery' of Princess Fields has exposed the fact that all objectivity has gone out the window. Essentially, if you were opposed to Trump before this story exploded you are taking Princess Fields' side – in spite of the lack of evidence of anything like intended battery.
Here are two arguments that I have not seen made, including one that should put this entire issue to rest if there is ANY objectivity left in our political discourse. Please tweet this link!
- RE Lewandowski's statement that he doesn't know her and didn't touch her:This was made when her version of the story still included the insane notion that she was almost thrown to the ground. In fact, in spite of wearing VERY high heels, there is no real sign that she even fought to keep her balance - no swaying, rocking, or stumbling. Lewandowski was responding to that narrative – he knew he didn't do anything violent to anyone, so the person making these claims must have seemed crazy. From the video, he doesn't even glance at her – it was a simple matter of protecting his boss from whoever was violating the SS cordon – two SS agents were reaching for her at the time CL moves her out of the way. So the idea that he lied is probably false, if considered in its proper context. That applies as well to the complaint that he didn't 'just apologize and move on' – apologize for what she claimed he did in her original statement? Not advisable, as it would be admitting to her version of events.
- RE Princess's bruises:The argument has been made that an instant of contact through a coat would not be enough to make these bruises. It has also been noted that at WORST, he grabbed her upper arm or elbow, not her lower arm as shown in her pity photo. It's hard to tell from the video whether she was grabbed at all, but it appears CL has a handful of her coat above the elbow.The argument that hasn't been made, which puts the lie to this bruise photo, is the position of the bruises. Take a look at the photo. The bruises would have had to come from fingertips. They are on the TOP of her arm. For CL to grab her arm with sufficient leverage to move her bodily, so that his fingertips were ON TOP of her arm, he would have had to be on his knees beneath her arm, or with his hand bent back at the wrist in an impossible position, one that would provide little leverage. The PALM of his hand would have to be on the underside of her forearm in order to make those impressions. It looks like Princess botched the frame job.Ty it with another person. See if you can grab their arm in such a way that your fingertips are on the TOP of their arm. Add in the fact that CL is taller than Princess, and it is clear that this photo is almost certainly a fake.Had he grabbed her arm in a pincer-type grab, not only would he have lacked the grip and leverage to move her, but she would have had an even deeper bruise on the softer underside of her arm, where one thumb would have to balance the force of all the fingers. No photo of that exists because apparently it didn't happen that way either. And had he grabbed her like that with enough force to bruise, the smile on her face would have been replaced by a look of anguish.
This entire story exposes the very deep rift in the party. But remember that the voices we hear in opposition to Trump are largely the paid operatives of the establishment. They know that their policies and ideas have failed or failed to gain traction, so they will be marginalized by a Trump victory. And though the anti-Trump chorus is loud, it is in reality small - the VOTERS who are saying 'never Trump' still have alternatives aside from Screech Clinton, and they are nowhere near as invested in maintaining the status quo as are the talking heads doing most of the moaning. Most of the voters will come to Trump's side when it is Trump vs Screech. And by some combination of common sense and persuasion by Trump, even many of the establishment anti-Trump crowd will come over, with reluctance and reservations, but come they will. When the only alternative looks like total marginalization - and suffering the enduring hatred and rancor of most of the party - they will have a 'come to Trump' moment and their world will change. We will finally see some humility.