Have the anti-Trump zealots on the political Left lost their minds?
One might think so upon reading some of the things that those zealot have said lately.
First, here the beginning of a Huffington Post column by Zach Carter:
“Hillary Clinton’s top aides would like the world to know they are morally superior to Donald Trump and his staff, who ran an ugly campaign courting white nationalists. The Clinton crew is right. And it doesn’t matter. At a vicious Harvard University post-mortem seminar on the 2016 election, Clinton field marshals excoriated Team Trump. “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost,” Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri declared. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”
There are three possible choices to be made in the logical universe in which a political party is running a fascist campaign. People can 1) join the fascists, 2) lose to the fascists or 3) defeat the fascists. The Clinton campaign wants credit for not choosing door No. 1. Their job was to make option three a reality. History will remember them for number two.”
Actually, Carter’s claims are the big Number Two, as syndicated columnist Larry Elder explains:
“Hard to believe, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign team thinks they lost because Donald Trump ignited America’s inner bigot, which caused the KKK and Aryan Brotherhood members and sympathizers to show up in droves and vote Trump.
Following Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat, Democrats and pundits predicted GOP defeats as far as the eye could see, because there aren’t enough white voters for Republicans to win. But now the narrative is, “Trump won by appealing to white voters.” Could they please pick one and stick to it?”
Elder goes on to present facts that Zach Carter and those who agree with him somehow missed:
“Fact: Based on exit polls, Trump got a lower percentage of the white vote than Mitt Romney did in 2012, and a higher percentage of the black vote and the Hispanic vote than Romney. Initial post-election tabulations find that nationwide, Trump won 209 of the 676 counties that voted for Barack Obama twice — in both 2008 and 2012. And he won another 194 of the 207 counties that Obama took only once — in either 2008 or 2012. Did a raft of white supremacists move in and change the vote? Or did the voters’ latent racism suddenly erupt in 2016?”
Some anti-Trump zealots – such as Zach Carter – have gone so far as to claim that Trump and his aides are fascists? Why? Because of Trump’s emphasis on putting the needs of all Americans ahead of the needs or desires of non-Americans.
Regarding “the interests of one’s own citizenry,” Michael Barone writes, “To the left that smacks of nationalism, which some seem to regard as only a baby step away from Nazism.”
Ben Stein elaborates: “Mr. Trump has not said one word against blacks. Not a single syllable. He has not said one word against gays. Not a peep. The charge that he’s an anti-Semite is a bad joke. His son-in-law is an orthodox Jew. His daughter converted to Judaism, with Trump’s blessing. They love him in Israel. . . Yes, he has spoken too forcefully about illegal immigrants, perhaps. But they’re illegal. That’s the whole point. They’re not supposed to be here.”
Indeed, that one time that Trump referred to certain Mexicans as being rapists, he was referring to criminals from Mexico who have entered the USA through illegal means. Trump wasn’t referring to all Mexicans, and he wasn’t referring to the Mexicans who followed the rules and entered the USA through legal means.
The claim that Trump is a fascist is ludicrous when considering the definition of fascism:
Fascism is what one finds in Cuba, not in Trump Tower.
The Anti-Trump Tantrum of the Year for 2016 comes from Missoula, Montana resident Stephanie Land, whose recent political tantrum was published in the Washington Post.
The bigger problem with Land’s claim against Trump is that it is a lie, which is evident when one reads Land’s 01/15/16 blog post.
In other words, Land’s decision not to date was made before the 2016 presidential election.
In her anti-Trump rant, Land describes her fear: “Once it was clear that Donald Trump would be president instead of Hillary Clinton, I felt sick to my stomach. I wanted to gather my children in bed with me and cling to them like we would if thunder and lightning were raging outside, with winds high enough that they power might go out. The world felt that precarious to me.”
As it turns out, Land didn’t need a Trump victory to make her panic, as evident by her 01/25/16 blog post:
Apparently, being an anti-Trump writer means not telling one’s Washington Post audience that one has a history of having panic attacks for no good reason.
To those who continue to whine about Trump’s election, Democrat writer Bryan Dean Wright has this to say:
“Whether I like it or not, Donald Trump will be the president of the United States in just over a month. It is now my solemn duty to follow the example I learned at the Central Intelligence Agency: salute my flag and commander in chief irrespective of my party affiliation, all while staying true to those Democratic values that I hold dear. I will not whine or protest. I will not demand a recount. Instead, I will encourage people to support President Trump as their conscience allows, and oppose him respectfully and fairly where they cannot. We owe him the chance to succeed. That’s how adults behave in a democracy.”
Only time will tell if the anti-Trump zealots will stop their tantrums and false claims and start acting like adults. Meanwhile, their attempts to delegitimize Donald Trump’s upcoming presidency are pathetic.
Above post originally published @ The Moderate Voice.