Golly, I just feel like giving the Left a lollipop, patting them on the head and telling them, “There, there, just catch your breath. The sun still shines.”
What we are witnessing, in reaction to the election victory of Donald Trump and the GOP in both houses of Congress, is nothing less than a nationwide temper tantrum by liberals.
They’re lighting fires and slashing tires in major California cities, especially in the Bay Area, around Oakland and Berkeley. At California universities, Trump’s victory was met by spontaneous (or not-so) marches, like the one at UC San Diego, where the snowflakes marched right onto the 5 Freeway, and someone got run over by a truck. (She’ll live, BTW, but she won’t be too happy while her broken pelvis heals.) University of California President Janet Napolitano (remember her?) and other UC officials issued a statement assuring the precious children that they are safe and “welcome” on campus. Counselors were standing by.
MoveOn has organized whinefests, er, demonstrations, all across the country.
Flag burning, death threats and property destruction are the order of the day as the Left shows us all what the moral high ground looks like.
The talking heads who for the past year and a half have been assuring us the next president would be Hillary Clinton are just beside themselves. They can’t fathom why reality did not bend to their fantasies.
Rachel Maddow practically suffered a psychotic break on live TV.
The bee swarm of leftist blogs and wannabe news outlets were even more aghast. The Huffing-and-Puffington Post, which for most of the campaign has run an editor’s note on every “news” story saying how evil Trump is, went full-on Scarlett O’Hara, blaming all the misogynist white conservative males for not electing the “obvious” choice, Hillary, for president. The headline was pure, 3-year-old drama queen: “America Elected A Man Who Said ‘Grab Them By The P***y’ Over The First Female President.”
Other people crying in their beers are America’s pollsters. Except for the much-maligned Los Angeles Times poll — that consistently showed a close race, then a Trump lead as the actual vote neared — none of the major polls got it right. All along, conservative critics were pointing out flaws and sometimes outright manipulation in the polling data, and it turns out they were right. Also right — for the fourth time — was an artificial intelligence program called MogIA, proving that these things are predictable if you can see past all the partisan spin. “It’s going to put the polling industry out of business,” said CNN anchor Jake Tapper. “It’s going to put the voter projection industry out of business.” One can hope.
The Left also turned to other important business, to wit, finding a rope to use in stringing up FBI Director James Comey, because it’s all his fault; Hillary’s loss couldn’t have anything to do with her own corruption, lies and many probably illegal actions, or with the Democratic Party’s own scandals and backroom deals.
The other urgent remaining business of the Left, keeping Hillary out of prison so that she doesn’t cut any deals exposing the rest of the Democratic leadership, is already on the table, with the White House indicating President Obama may consider a pardon even though Clinton, amazingly, hasn’t yet been charged with a crime.
In serious matters, we conservatives do need to help Trump when he actually gets into the office, and make sure he remembers that he is to enforce the law AND safeguard everybody’s rights. I don’t think that’s a tall order except by comparison to recent Oval Office occupants and would-be occupants, but it’s a serious point of business.
We conservatives just gave, as Michael Moore (of all people) put it, “the biggest ‘f**k you’ recorded in human history” to the political establishment so that we could restore America and help it become what it should be, not to aggrandize another self-centered, would-be dictator. It’s up to us to keep Trump on the straight and narrow.
Trump is not perfect. He has a lot of rough edges. If anything, he has shown he is just another flawed human being, which is a nice change from the pre-manufactured, PC political robots who populate Washington, D.C.
His powerful victory has provided a remarkable opportunity to move America forward. But to do so, we first have to do some purging to uproot the criminal conspiracy that obviously exists in the bureaucracy of the federal government, starting with the dons.
Therein lies a dilemma. Trump has a mandate that should not be squandered on vengeance. That’s an Obama move. The new president should proceed in a way that is careful, precise and absolutely legally correct to investigate those things that need investigating, exposing past cover-ups, punishing those responsible where it is appropriate, and having the wisdom to know which things should be let go. Any legal action must be publicly justified and completely solid.
Don’t kid yourself. It won’t be easy to do while trying to bring more reasonable liberals on board, but it’s necessary that President Trump start dismantling the political walls the Left has erected to separate groups from each other and make the public more manipulable.
As for most of the Left, just let them cry it out. The ones who aren’t completely lost will come around. The rest, well, what’s life without a lunatic fringe to keep you on your toes?
I’m very hopeful about the future for the first time in too long. I believe Trump has the potential to be a very good, possibly even a great, president. It’s up to the rest of us to help him get there.