“I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” ― Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2003
Finally, some good news for Hillary! Dissent, along with 9 other things, is going to be really, really cool again in America come January 20th:
At one time, dissent was considered “the highest form of patriotism.” That time was when George W. Bush was president. Dissent was so patriotic that Sen. John Kerry felt compelled to fabricate a quote from Thomas Jefferson in order to highlight dissent’s importance. When Obama took office, dissent immediately was no longer vital; overnight, dissent became racist.
Under a President Trump, though, dissent will go back to being rock solid evidence of one’s patriotism and commitment to racial equality. No longer will dissent make you (a) dirty racist pining for slavery. Nearly overnight, Donald Trump made dissent cool again.
Here’s the complete list of things that Progressives think will make America great again now that The Donald is here (via Larwyn’s Linx):
1) Making Jokes about the President
2) Gridlock and Obstruction
3) Limits on Executive Power
4) War Protests
Packed up and stored away for the last 8 years protests will be all the rage again, once war again becomes an exclusively Republican phenomenon.
5) Dissent – see above
6) Investigative Journalism – this one’s my personal favorite:
“Thanks to Donald Trump, investigative journalism just went from totally unnecessary to vital. During Obama’s presidency, there was no need to investigate anything, mainly because there was nothing whatsoever to investigate. The Obama administration, after all, was completely ‘scandal free’”
7) Denying the President’s Legitimacy
All I can say is friends really shouldn’t help friends deny the president-elect’s legitimacy with permanent marker.
8) The Constitution -
After 8 years of ignoring all clauses other than Article II, which defines the powers of the presidency, we will rediscover all the other clauses and especially the parts that define the limits of said powers
9) Democracy – they want “pure” democracy
10) Secession – what once was racist will now be…patriotic. Or something.
Read the whole thing: Donald Trump Just Made These 10 Things Cool Again