The Hypocrisy of the American Left
It wasn’t so long ago that the American left and Hillary Clinton was shocked and appalled when Donald Trump said he might not accept the results of the election. There were headlines prepared for national magazines depicting Right wing Trump supporters marching in the streets with pitchforks and torches looking to burn the country down. Trump has been misaligned with white supremacists to lend credence to the fear and loathing of the Left.
Instead we have safety pin wearing safe spacers and molly coddled college students on the edge of the emotional cliff. All of those celebrities who said they were going to leave haven’t gone anywhere and the Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has raised money for recounts in the three rust belt states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania which, Ironically, Secretary Clinton may have won if Dr. Stein had not run. And finally we have the Black Lives Matters and George Soros paid protesters reeking havoc in cities around the country.
When Barak Obama was elected Republicans for the most part were willing to give him a chance. There were no riots in the streets or demands for recounts. Instead as President Obama recently stated, there was a very smooth transfer of power between the administration of George W. Bush and Barak Obama due largely to President Bush. However, that does not appear to be the case with Donald Trump.
The Democrats are already talking about blocking cabinet appointees in retribution for Mitch McConnell’s failure to bring Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court to a vote. Though they brought former Klansman Robert Byrd into their fold, several Democrat Senators are seeking to block the nomination of long time Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General for comments he made over 30 years ago.
It seems that the American Left applauds the use of senate procedural and parliamentary rules when it suits them but castigate Republicans for doing the same. When Harry Reid used reconciliation to get Obama Care passed without a single Republican vote the left cheered, when Reid refused to bring dozens of Bush judicial nominees to a vote they crowed, and when Reid and his Democrat cohorts held up Bush’s push for immigration reform they were ecstatic because they feared they would lose the Latino vote not because they cared about the issue.
The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. It seems that with each election comes the blame game and the cry-baby left. The left’s failure to look internally at its message will result in their ultimate demise. The recent re-election of Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader and her crew demonstrates that they have learned nothing from the Trump win. The Sanders supporters and the moderates have been left firmly behind for more of the same. The farther left the party moves and the more hypocritical it becomes the less relevant the party will become.
I am not a Trump supporter but I am willing to give him a chance and understand that this was a change election. The forgotten man and woman voted heavily in this election and their voices have been heard. It is time for the left to stop crying, accept that they have made changes that will come back to haunt them with the republicans now in control of all three branches of government, and move on with a positive attitude and hopes for positive changes for the future.