In any competition, you're going to get your share of sore losers. It happens, especially when you have one side made up of Millennials who never played after school sports. Learning how to cope with loss at a young age is pretty important. It becomes even more important when you're side supports things that will guarantee a loss, like over 50 kinds of genders.
That shit don't fly with the rest of us.
It was to be expected that Democrats, liberals, and leftists of all stripes would be upset over the loss of Hillary Clinton for the presidency. Their dream of the first woman president in the form of a vile dictator that loves money crashed and burned. Perhaps there will one day be a female president. I think so. Her name will probably be Sarah Palin.
In the wake of Donald Trump's historic win, however, many people on the left refused to recognize the reasons he won.
Most were shocked that a "terrible" person like Trump could win the presidency. They said he was a racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, homophone, and quadrilateral. This, without any evidence to back it up. It seemed like they just expected us to believe them at their word! But when he swept the Electoral College, the first reaction from the left was to say the rest of us were sexist and racist too!
In the unfolding weeks, we've seen no end of excuses for why Trump won. Rumors say Hillary blamed Obama and FBI Director James Comey for the loss. Not sure how Obama could have done any more than he did, but there you go. Celebrities on Twitter really leaned into the sexist thing, claiming people voted for Trump simply because Hillary was a woman. Again, without real evidence.
I watched this election pretty closely. Not ONCE did I hear or see anyone say they wouldn't vote for Hillary because she was a woman. Trump never attacked her because she was a woman. But there you go.
Putting aside all the mud-slinging and emotionally-driven finger pointing, the fact remains that Trump won the presidency. There's got to be reasons why, right? So isn't in our best interest- whether we're liberal or conservative- to consider what the reason (or reasons) might be, that go beyond just the name-calling?
The Democrats lost big this year. Case closed. Not only is Donald Trump replacing Barack Obama, considered to be the most liberal president in our history, but Democrats lost both houses of Congress. Republicans haven't had this large of an advantage since the 1920's. So yeah, the Democrats should be upset.
Such a loss of power and influence should make any major organization sit up and consider what went wrong. Clearly, the Democrats couldn't convince voters to back them. But why?
Maybe it has something to do with this kind of thing:
MoveOn.org released the following press release Wednesday afternoon:
"Americans to Come Together in Hundreds Peaceful Gatherings of Solidarity, Resistance, and Resolve Following Election Results
Hundreds of Americans, dozens of organizations to gather peacefully outside the White House and in cities and towns nationwide to take a continued stand against misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia." (via Breitbart)
Instead of acknowledging the results of the election and forming new strategies for the future, Soros-backed liberal groups like MoveOn staged protests. Many of them resulted in chaos and riots in American cities. This is not how you sway American voters- it’s how you alienate people for years to come.
Much of what makes up the left are people unwilling to change or acknowledge they've lost their way. After a free and open election, they wanted to protest. It seems they were all for liberty and democracy, as long as things worked to their benefit.
The reasons the Democrats lost the White House are varied and complicated. But they continue to make faulty excuses. How else can you explain this:
But as Harry Reid prepares to leave the Senate this month after 34 years in Washington, he says everything is just fine with his party, thank you.
To hear Reid tell it, the party’s electoral collapse wasn’t a result of poor messaging or even a bad candidate. It stemmed from looser campaign finance rules, FBI Director James Comey and the influence of a few powerful individuals — namely the Koch brothers, his long-running nemeses. The outgoing Senate minority leader is unapologetic on behalf of his party, and remains resolute that Democrats don’t need to chart a new political course after their 2016 debacle. (via Politico)
Oh, you don't need to chart a new political course, okay. When a professional sports team loses a game, they spend days if not weeks learning from the mistake. Any successful business person will tell you stories of failures in their early years. How did they recover? By doing the exact same thing that caused them to fail? Nope, by learning from the mistakes- changing, improving, and growing.
Yet good ol' dyed-in-the-wool Reid refuses to acknowledge the writing on the wall. He's convinced the identity politics, bullying, and insider games that the DNC have played for years will continue to work. He can't even admit the real reasons Hillary and the left lost the election.
Was it "looser campaign finance rules"? How about the revelations that your party sabotaged Bernie Sanders during the primary? How about the Project Veritas videos that showed DNC-backed activists causing riots at Trump rallies and committing voter fraud?
How about the leaks that proved Hillary was for open borders? Or the fact that her Foundation took money from Saudi Arabia only to give them favors as secretary of state? Or perhaps her goal to increase Middle Eastern refugees by 500%? Or the growing distrust of viewers toward the mainstream media, who consistently lied during the election? Or the fact that regular Americans were called racist and xenophobic simply because they were worried about illegal immigrants and terrorism?
We can look at Obama's eight-year track record, where he ignored immigration laws, apologized to Muslim nations after terror attacks, and gave over a billion dollars to Iran. We can look at how his divisive rhetoric throughout his administration gave rise to Black Lives Matter, a group responsible for riots and the death of cops.
We can also look at how Hillary Clinton represented a toxic political system that allowed donors, special interests, and lobbyist more say in our country than the American people. A system so toxic that voters were willing to elect Donald Trump, a man with zero political experience, to the highest office in the land.
But no, it was all James Comey's fault.
Harry Reid exhibits the kind of ignorance and close-mindedness that will doom both political parties. An unwillingness to change, to eject toxic policies and ideals, and to eradicate any signs of corruption. Reid, in particular, is in a position to do some good; as an outgoing leader, he can urge his fellow Democrats to reform, fight for the future, and work to support the next President. But that would admit his 34 years were tainted. That would admit failure. That would admit he was wrong.
And that's something no politician is willing to do.
So we're left with a conundrum. The next four years will be unlike any we've ever seen. I maintain they will be four very good years. But it will also mean the dismantling of a political system that's thrived in our country for decades. Both Republicans and Democrats will have to reform in order to survive. Clearly, Democrats have the bigger job ahead of them.
They need to return to more traditional American values, jettisoning anything that stinks of Socialism. They need to root out any leader that even hints at corruption. They need to work well with Trump and embrace those policies that don't completely violate liberal ideals.
These are just a few of the things they need to do to win back America's trust. Otherwise, well there won't be a Democratic Party at all- at least one that anyone pays attention to.