How ironic is it that the people SO appalled by the very idea Donald Trump might not accept the results of the election, are now refusing to accept the results of the election? For the last week we’ve watched their emotional meltdown, the tears, the gnashing of teeth, the name-calling, the protests, the vandalism, the threats. Let me give you a dose of reality. That’s not going to work anymore.
Where are these protests happening? In New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and other Liberal echo chambers. Are they happening in “fly over country”? No. More people in this country identify as Conservatives than Liberals and, believe me, when Obama was elected (ESPECIALLY, the second time) we felt every bit as distraught as you do, if not more. But we believe in the Rule of Law and the Constitution. We crazy Conservatives believe everyone, regardless of race, religion, or sex, should live by the same rules. We don’t believe some people should be exempt from laws the rest of us are held to or that some people should receive privileges others don’t. We feared, eight years ago, everything that made this the greatest country in the world was going to be dismantled (like the Rule of Law)……and much of it was. If you recall, Obama said he’d “fundamentally transform” America. He said Republicans were welcome to come along but they had to go to the back of the bus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25HN1kZtRIw
We didn’t run out in the streets and destroy thing. We formed Tea Parties and held rallies, we wrote and called our Representatives, we joined True the Vote and the Election Integrity Project to verify voter rolls, we campaigned for like-minded candidates. What we didn’t do is riot in the streets, burn things down, shut down freeways, destroy property or make threats. We didn’t even leave any litter after our rallies.
But Conservatives were demonized, we were called racists, bigots, homophobes, Islamophobes, and terrorists by the media and the Left. We knew being for traditional marriage didn’t make us homophobes. Wanting secure borders didn’t make us bigots. Being against unconstitutional policies make us racists. And being for gun rights didn’t make us terrorists. We watched the media try their hardest to blame terrorism on us. They expressed disappointment the terrorists weren’t named Bill and members of the Tea Party. We knew (and they did too) the only danger we posed was to their narrative.
But how are the Leftist protestors, the anti-Trumpers or BLMers portrayed? They’re simply expressing their First Amendment rights. They need “space to destroy”. Anti-Trumpers are calling for the assassination of the President elect. This isn’t just coming from random protestors in the street, it’s coming from academics, journalists and pundits on television. Be honest, what would have happened if the Tea Party had rioted in the streets and burned down things. Would they have been treated with such “understanding and tolerance”? Would they have been offered counseling or safe spaces?
Let’s talk about these protesters. Although, I’m sure there are people sincerely frightened by Trump’s election, many are paid protestors as evidenced by ads on Craig’s List and the fact that many who have been arrested neither live in the area or voted at all. A friend of mine works at a Los Angeles High School. The day after the election some of the presumably illegal alien students were fearful of being rounded up and deported. This could have served as a “teaching moment”. Teachers could have calmly explained that no one was going to round them up and explained how our system worked. But, no, the teachers led the students out to protest…….and those who didn’t want to protest, had no choice.
This election exposed not just how biased the media has been, but how truly corrupt they have become. They didn’t just spin or slant the news, they edited videos, repeated lies, gave the DNC questions before the debates, and withheld news that might harm the Left’s narrative. I knew the public was getting biased news but I didn’t realize the depth of the deception until this election.
Over the last week I’ve heard from many Liberals who were in disbelief that Trump won. These were educated, successful people who read newspapers and listen to the news and believe they are well informed. I couldn’t believe how much they didn’t know. Some never knew Hillary lied to the families of the Benghazi victims. They didn’t know she blamed the attack on a video. They didn’t know 94 million working aged Americans are out of work. They actually believe the 5% unemployment numbers are correct. They also didn’t know what the WikiLeaks emails revealed about the disrespect the DNC has for minorities or the depth of the conspiracy between the media and the Left because Mainstream Media didn’t report it.
The shock and awe felt by the Left can be laid at the feet of the media and academia. The truth has a way of bubbling to the surface no matter how hard people try to hide it. The media needs to do some serious self-examination.