Sobbing and dry-heaving. Because Trump.
We covered the post-Trump-Putin summit #Resistance meltdownapalooza. The anti-Trump left and its #NeverTrump mirror image on the right have taken Trump Derangement Syndrome to a new level. An embarrassing, deeply weird new level.
It’s never wise to huddle in a bubble, fingers in ears and humming. Isolating ourselves from those who disagree with our viewpoint not only puts us on the perpetual defensive but undermines our ability to ever be more than reactionary. On the right, we know this. That’s why most of us have read The Communist Manifesto, Rules for Radicals, etc., and it’s why we keep up with what is going on in regressive, leftstream social and legacy media. What better way to know your opponent than to understand his ideological underpinning?
What’s becoming increasingly clear, however, is that Democrats, Socialist Democrats, and Progressive Democrats not only don’t have an ideological underpinning but collectively are an hysterical, unhinged hot mess.
Case in point is the #WeKnew hashtag on Twitter.
I didn’t get out of bed for days after the election.
People said I was overreacting.
— Stephani Perin (@StephaniPerin) July 19, 2018
— Gen Bex (@LalaTraceyLady) July 19, 2018
— Marie? (@Marie_Onyx) July 20, 2018
that night I was in my bed in my darkened bedroom, and with every update coming in on my phone a vise got tighter around my chest. A visceral horror, one that stayed in my throat as a growing lump with my eyes wide open, backed up with tears afraid to flow. #WeKnew https://t.co/YXzWU0GXik
— ?♀️ non-Neanderthal NP? (@zenfnp) July 21, 2018
So I’m not the only one? I cried myself to sleep that night. I could barely function for weeks. Everywhere I went I could hardly look anyone in the eye b/c I refused to acknowledge a trump voter. I was mocked by friends & family. Quit Facebook. Who’s sorry now?! #WeKnew
— Melanie Tietz (@melseyiniowa) July 19, 2018
I cried for 3 days and stuffed my face with chocolate croissants. The results of that election shattered my faith in America and in humanity. It wasn't about political party. It was about Americans celebrating a hatred of minorities and of women.? #WeKnew https://t.co/kOihEfEWz2
— Bich-Nguyet Nguyen (@BNguyetNguyen) July 19, 2018
And it’s not just women:
I’m a guy. I did all these things on election night. My kids were (and still are) terrified. I’m still so volcanically angry at the voters who put this shitweasel in office I can barely speak to any of them. Because we all knew.
— (((Swaggy T???))) (@Pokes86) July 19, 2018
And it’s not just Americans.
In Australia I saw the results roll in. I went numb. Felt my heart sink down to my ankles. It took ages to shake off the feeling of dread.
Dread has been replaced by daily disbelief & a deep concern for the future of democracy in the US
— Susie Walsh (@Empress_Susie) July 20, 2018
I’m sorry, but we’re supposed to take people like this seriously? These are the people who put all of their faith in government, who would joyously abdicate all personal responsibility to an all-powerful central government that will, in turn, rule over and manage their every decision. And these are the people who—without a smidgen of self-awareness—insist that duly elected President Trump is #NotMyPresident?
These are not serious people; these are kabuki players and poseurs who try to one-up one another to establish their anti-Trump cred. You cried all night on the bathroom floor? That’s nothing, I cried all night walking five miles . . . uphill . . . in the snow . . . barefoot! Hmph, amateurs! I cried all night and wandered barefoot in the snow, but I didn’t stop there. For the next 72 hours, I wept, beat my chest, rended my garments, and pounded my fisties and feetsies on the floor. Top that #WeKnew!
Meanwhile, sane people across America look at stuff like this and either laugh or are uncomfortable with and embarrassed by these unfounded and hysterical meltdowns. Either way, no normal American will support a party whose base, upon losing an election, melts down like the frailest of precious snowflakes.
Elections have consequences, as Obama liked to remind us, and seeing Democrats and the #Resistance completely incapable of dealing with that fact speaks volumes about their antipathy toward our representative republic.
Edit [FS]: 7:33 p.m EST)
The right is getting in on the #WeKnew fun as evidenced by LI reader @redc1c4
LOLOLOLOLOLOL my wife cheered right along with me, & agreed it was one of the best days of our lives. the relief we felt, knowing that #HillaryClintonWillNeverBePresident buoys us to this day as @realDonaldTrump continues to #MAGA as @POTUS #Trump2020Landslide baby! it's coming!
— red seewun (@redc1c4) July 20, 2018
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