Elections have consequences and at the end of the day, I won.” – Barack Obama 2009
When President Obama was elected, the people who opposed him were told, “The people have spoken” and “Get over it.”
And – with a few exceptions – the American people accepted the results and agreed that Barack Obama had won the election fair and square, he is our president, let’s wait and see what he can do.
Anybody who continued to criticize his performance were called racists and bigots, which was to be the pattern throughout his two terms as most criticism of our first black president was couched in terms of discrimination and hate by the left and the media, even when valid and substantive.
Not so with this election, and even before Donald Trump has taken the oath of office, the Democratic Party’s more vocal left wing is insulting the voters who put him in office, involved in sometimes disruptive and violent civil disobedience, questioning the validity of his election and demanding that the electoral college be disbanded, which by the way was the brainchild of one Alexander Hamilton.
They simply cannot face the fact that they lost, fair and square, legally, according to the same election process that elected Obama and every other president since 1877, a process that many of them now want to change.
There is even a move afoot to threaten or bribe the electoral delegates who will be representing the will of the American people, telling them that if they will betray the trust of the voters, subvert their intentions and change their vote to Hillary any fines or legal costs incurred would be covered.
The truth of the matter is that the Democrats have too long depended on a coalition of liberals, fringe groups, minorities and those on the entitlement roles and taken for granted the middle class working people, who are hurting and tired of the same old empty, unfulfilled promises.
Instead of facing the facts that the hard working middle class just don’t trust them anymore, and with good reason, they try to blame voters without college degrees and any number of inane fabrications to mask the fact that the Democratic Party is way out of step with the folks who get stuck with footing the bill for their profligate spending and job killing unfriendly business climate.
This was supposed to be a coronation. I watched ABC Evening News on election night before the vote started being counted and got the impression they already had the corks halfway out of the champagne bottles, they were practically gushing as they interviewed the pollsters and talking heads who all agreed that Hillary Clinton would win by 2-4 points.
Now I can understand the disappointment, even a modicum of bitterness, but this attitude that the loss has induced mass depression amongst Democrats is just a little too much to swallow. Maladies so severe that college students require special “cry rooms” hot cocoa and comfort dogs makes one wonder how the next generation is going to face day to day life should they ever be exposed to the real world.
Of course the petulance is one thing, but the anger that manifests itself in heated protests resulting in the interruption of the commerce and the daily lives of innocent people, and at times exceeds the limits of peaceful civil disobedience and smacks of downright anarchy, is another thing.
Now I know that all Democrats are neither sucking their thumbs in crying rooms or on the street cracking windshields and this is not meant to be a blanket indictment of a whole political party by any means, but there is an element operating under the supposed auspices of the Democrats who seem bent on not even giving the new president a chance to do anything, good or bad.
The truth of the matter is that barring impeachment, a catastrophic meteor shower, or the ground opening up and swallowing Trump Towers in the next few weeks, Donald Trump is going to be the President of the United States of America for at least the next four years.
If what he does works and the economy, security and confidence of the American people begins to rise significantly, all the marches will represent nothing but worn shoe leather and all the coddling of the uber-affected will be looked back on as being what it is, childishness.
If he doesn’t, Republicans will probably lose the midterms and head toward defeat in 2020 and all the fuss will have been unnecessary after all.
That’s the way it worked this time and that’s the way it will work the next time.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
— Charlie Daniels | Photo: charliedaniels.com
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