I watch the actions of Americans who are on the left side of the political spectrum and sadly shake my head. What has happened to pride and respect for our country and our system of government?
When Barack Obama won the Presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, those of us on the right who opposed his visions and ideology were sad and dejected. We didn't want him to win. We predicted many of the problems he would create, i.e., larger national debt, a really bad health care policy that would create problems, a lower status in the world because of his
We were called racists and haters - even though we didn't protest, didn't demand a recount, didn't threaten to disrupt his inauguration, nor threaten to leave the country in disgust.
When Republicans said they were going to work against Obama's policies that we knew were bad for the country as a whole they were called "obstructionists." Anytime they opposed Obama verbally (they mostly didn't follow up and actually stop him) they were labeled racist obstructionists. That lasted through most of Obama's Presidency.
Political correctness has become one of the most important left-wing ideologies in the last eight years - to the point of being ridiculous.
Gender and sexual preference rule this craziness. Last year the President of the United States declared that bathrooms and locker rooms in public schools will now be gender neutral and/or coed because it's wrong to force a child who identifies as the opposite sex to use a bathroom with others of the same biological gender regardless of their anatomy. This rule even applies to grade school children and schools that refuse to comply (because it's morally disgusting) have been threatened with the loss of federal funding.no
This newest liberal trend has now spread across the country with liberal leaning businesses declaring their bathrooms gender neutral and some states making the policy a state standard.
I've even heard some liberals say that people should give their babies and their pets gender neutral names because babies and pets can't tell you the gender with which they identify and it's not anyone's right to "force a gender" on them.
And finally, Hollywood elite have gotten together in an attempt to first, sway the election to the left and now, to undermine the new President's administration and even disrupt the inauguration. These famous liberal idiots are flat out calling for obstruction of the Trump administration by the Democrats in Washington. "Obstruction" was a bad word during the Obama regime. Today it's a demand from the left. And Trump hasn't even taken office yet.
Liberalism has long been about hypocrisy but we're seeing it right out in the open after this election.
The American people, the workers, the farmers, the small business owners, grew weary of the political left and political correctness and rallied around the one candidate who campaigned against it. Trump won the Electoral College with decisive numbers.
The left is saying, very correctly I might add, that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. That's right - she did. But our electoral process doesn't revolve solely around the popular vote, and for good reason.
On October 19, 2016, after candidate Donald Trump was asked if he would accept the results of the election no matter who won and he answered he would as long as the election was fair, candidate Hillary Clinton said “He (Trump) became the first person, Republican or Democrat, who refused to say that he would respect the results of this election. Now, that is a direct threat to our democracy,”
(Apparently Mrs. Clinton's memory has blocked out Al Gore's challenge to the 2000 election...)
When Green Party candidate Jill Stein called for a recount in several states following the election the Clinton campaign and her followers backed the recount. So what Hillary meant on October 19th was "If I win and Trump challenges it he's a threat to democracy. But if he wins and I challenge it well... that's completely different."
Bruce Springsteen recently said “When you let that genie out of the bottle — bigotry, racism, intolerance… they don’t go back in the bottle that easily, if they go back in at all. Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American and are un-American. That’s what he’s appealing to. My fears are that those things find a place in ordinary, civil society.”
The interesting thing about Springsteen's comments are that bigotry, racism and intolerance have all increased under the Obama administration. Black Lives Matter is pushing racism every day. Hate speech and intolerance from the left are rampant, particularly now that Trump won the election. Trump supporters are being assaulted in the streets. Our police are under attack by people on the left - their rage fueled by the President himself. So who is Springsteen really talking about?
The plans by radical liberals to disrupt Trump's inauguration ceremony is pure anarchy. They (the demonstrators) will call it "free speech" but they cross the line when they deliberately attempt to interrupt the process of swearing in the legally elected new President.
Liberal activist (and resident idiot) Michael Moore is pushing for the demonstration saying "If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over."
So Moore is saying "Let's disrupt the proceedings and force Trump to be inaugurated in a secure, private place and that will show everyone who Trump really is." Yeah... that's liberal logic 101 at its finest.
The left says Trump's election shows how bigoted and intolerant the right really is. But I submit that the truth is just the opposite. The intolerance and hatred on the left is being fully demonstrated to the nation and the world. It's what got Trump elected and what could ultimately be the death of the Democrat Party. And that will be OK.