Kentucky has become a favored dateline for many of President Donald Trump’s fervent critics. They collect evidence there of betrayal, such as the ABC News item featuring a coal truck driver, “one of the Trump faithful,” attached to a breathing tube and weeping over his expected loss of coverage for deadly black lung disease.
“Look what that mean man is doing to you,” the critics would seem to say.
But a more appropriate message would be, “Look at what you did to yourselves.” On that there’s no greater authority than Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney.
The president, Mulvaney said, “wrote a budget based upon his campaign promises … We took his words and turned them into numbers.”
Putting the onus back on Trump’s voters is not only more honest; it is less patronizing.…