Above, pop singer Madonna at the Women's March, January 21, 2017.
October 2018 – President Donald Trump is a lightning rod attracting high energy bolts – even when it’s sunny outside.
The political Left absolutely despises Trump. So much so that some advocate physical confrontation with anyone associated with his administration when they’re out in public. What was once called respect for those with whom you disagree is no more. The gloves are off in American politics, and what we have now is bare-knuckled street fighting where there seem to be no rules.
If I could point to the day everything changed, it would be the “resistance” march In Washington, D.C., the day after the inauguration. It was on that day, in front of the world, that pop singer Madonna took the microphone let fly a few obscenities, and then said, “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
And the crowd cheered.
The so-called progressive, looney-tunes Left hates President Trump so much there is now something called Trump Derangement Syndrome. TDS is when one’s hatred for the president causes that person to be unable to have a civil conversation about the merits of a Trump statement or policy because Trump himself is pure evil, and nothing he does deserves anything but scorn and “resistance.”
Bill Maher wants total economic collapse for all of us – if it means getting Trump out of office. “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point,” Maher said in his June 8 television show. “And by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people. …”
When it comes to President Trump, the lefties have literally lost their collective minds. Say the words “Donald Trump” and many unleash a primal scream. They run around as if their hair is on fire.
I have never seen anything like this, and I’ve been a political junkie since the late 1970s. There has always been rancorous back and forth between the Democrats and the Republicans. But this is different. Why?
There are at least three personality driven reasons at play here. First, if you hit Trump, he hits back, and he doesn’t care who you are. Second, he’s not big on social graces. For most of his life, he was a brash New York billionaire playboy used to having his way.
Ironically, it’s only when he became president that he had to adjust to the fact that he could not always have everything his way.
Third, he speaks bluntly most all the time and Tweets what he thinks. That can help or hurt him on any given day. Often he goads the Left. And he always gets a response of hysteria.
In addition to the aforesaid personality traits, liberals are also inflamed over his mostly conservative policy positions. For starters, he is pro-life, pro-First Amendment, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Constitution, pro-police, pro-freedom of religion, and pro-flag. He is strongly against illegal immigration. He believes in putting the interests of America first in world affairs, and if that upsets the leaders of other countries and the liberal media, then so be it.
I did not vote for Donald Trump in the GOP primary for mainly the personality reasons. But I have to say, the man is doing, or trying to do, exactly what he said he would do when he ran against Hillary Clinton. And he is taking more incoming fire than any president I’ve ever seen. CNN doesn’t even cover news much anymore. For most of the news and entertainment media, it’s hate Trump all day, every day.
The good thing is, a lot of America has caught on to this. They see the unfairness for what it is. That’s why President Trump climbed to 50% job approval earlier this week, which is better than President Obama’s rating at the same point in his presidency.
To watch the Left take the position that they are morally superior to Trump and those who support him is really quite ironic. In fact, it’s laughable. Ludicrous. Liberals have always claimed to support tolerance and diversity. And they still believe in those ideals … as long as you agree with them.