The most amazing part of this well-written piece is the fact Maureen Dowd, a very liberal columnist for the New York Times wrote it!
Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables
The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the illicit politicization of the Justice Department and the IRS, an out-of-control EPA, his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became President, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.
The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.
Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is their routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion. This did not go down well in the Midwest, where Trump flipped three blue states and 44 supposed impenetrable “blue wall” electoral votes.
The rudeness reached its peak when Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by attendees of “Hamilton” and then pompously lectured by the cast. This may play well with the New York theater crowd but is considered boorish and unacceptable by those of us taught to respect the office of the President and Vice President, if not the occupants.
Here is a short primer for you young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. There you go – that’s her participation trophy.
If any of my sons had told me they were too distraught over a national election to take an exam, I would have brought them home the next day, fearful of the teaching instruction they were receiving. Not one of the top 50 colleges mandate one semester of Western Civilization. Maybe they should rethink that.
Mr. Trump received over 62 million votes, not all of them cast by homophobes, Islamaphobes, racists, sexists, misogynists or any other “ists.” I would caution Trump deniers that all of the crying and whining is not good preparation for the coming storm. The liberal media, both print and electronic, has lost absolutely all credibility. I am reasonably sure that none of the mainstream print media had stories prepared for a Trump victory. They all had pre-written accounts of how Hillary had orchestrated a brilliant victory. I watched the networks and cable stations in their midnight meltdown — embodied by a sobbing Rachel Maddow explaining to viewers that they were not having a “terrible, terrible dream” and that they had not all died and “gone to hell.”
The media’s criticism of Trump’s high-level Cabinet picks as “not diverse enough” or “too white and male” — a day before he named two women and offered a cabinet position to an African-American — magnified the media’s loss of all credibility.
Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane to Canada is waiting. And to Jon Stewart and Michael Moore, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. Hope it was worth it. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or no rebates.
As Eddie Murphy so eloquently stated in the movie 48 Hours - “There’s a new sheriff in town.” And he is going to be here for 1,461 days – maybe twice that. I think President Obama would frown at me for saying this, but “Merry Christmas”.
At least one of them has seen the light of day and the real reason Trump won. There was no other way we could get our voices heard. We tried twice by giving the incompetent Republican the house and senate and it got us no where. Thank God Trump came along or we would more than likely been stuck with Hilliary or Bush and the same weeny Republicans running this Country.