It was easier before Trump’s Presidency. I disliked both liberals and conservatives equally (probably because I never thought too deeply about which side of the political spectrum I fell on; Government was bad, ’nuff said.) and vocally opposed both the Democrats and Republicans… mostly the Republicans. Both Parties are duplicitous but the GOP is worse because it’s blatantly hypocritical. It’s candidates campaign on small government but always increase its size and scope when elected. At least the Democrats are honest… they campaign on bigger government, higher taxes and a “free” lunch and deliver as much when elected.
Now, more and more, I find myself tolerant of and leaning towards the conservatives and Republicans, and despising the liberals and Democrats. It’s not that I support the Republican party more than I used to. It’s that the Democrats and Left in general are so bat-shit crazy that any refutation of their ideas inadvertently defends the Republicans.
Has the Left gone completely insane or are they finally showing their true colors? Maybe the two aren’t mutually exclusive? Their anti-Trump rhetoric has gone beyond the bounds of reason along with their belief that everyone who doesn’t agree with them is a nazi, fascist, xenophobic, homophobic, trans-phobic, misogynistic, white supremacist, racist bigot.
The article on politico.com that I linked to is a good example of this.
“If Democrats are wise, they will embrace President Donald Trump’s demonstration that there no longer are any unwritten rules in American politics…”
It’s about time that the right stop playing by those unwritten rules. The left did so decades ago and it’s put the right at a disadvantage ever since. As Saul Alinsky wrote, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
We ought to be past surprise, for example, that the “let the people decide” standard invented by Mitch McConnell to block Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination no longer applies now that Trump can choose a successor for Anthony Kennedy.
Wait, what? How is it that it’s not “let the people decide” this time? How is it more democratic to have a President in his eighth and last year of office pick a Supreme Court justice than it is to have a President in the second year of his first term do the same?
Maybe Rob Goodman is referring to the elections this November? I hope not because I’d like to believe he’s smarter than that. This country holds elections every two years. If the President waited until every petty election concluded, he would get nothing done.
The people decided when they elected Trump as President, and a lame-duck President shouldn’t try to impose his will on the people.
And that’s just the first three paragraphs (I skipped over the second, which is so full of nonsense it’s staggering). There’s so much to debunk in this article, but I have limited time and other sites to visit.
The overall flaw with the article is that the author presumes that American liberal democracy is a thing worth preserving. At least half the country thinks it isn’t. American liberal democracy has metastasized into socialism and that goes against the the principles this country was founded upon.
Quick, look surprised.
What scares me the most about this article is that there are people out there who take this seriously and agree with the author.