Remember when Rush Limbaugh stated that he wanted Obama to fail? Liberal heads throughout the media and the rest of Liberal World exploded. They proclaimed that Rush was now the leader of the Republican party, and that wanting Obama to fail was wishing that the country would fail. Ruth Marcus re-iterated this just the other day, in a missive where she straddled the line hoping Trump’s policies fail but, somehow, his presidency doesn’t. Nationally syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post just hopes for failure
The people chose Hillary Clinton. But it’s the electoral vote that counts, not the popular vote, so Donald Trump will be president. And no, I’m not over it.
Apparently he hates American “democracy.”
If a normal Republican had been elected, I could say the polite and socially acceptable thing, something like “I didn’t support So-and-So, but he will be my president, too, and I wish him success.” But I cannot wish Trump success in rounding up and deporting millions of people or banning Muslims from entering the country or reinstituting torture as an instrument of U.S. policy. In these and other divisive, cruel, unwise initiatives, I wish him failure.
Of course, that’s exactly what so many voted for. Getting rid of illegals and stopping extremist Muslims from entering the country.
But he has not earned our trust or hope. Rather, he has earned the demonstrations that have erupted in cities across the country. He has earned relentless scrutiny by journalists, whom he shamelessly made into scapegoats during the campaign, and he has earned the constant vigilance of the public he now must serve.
See? It’s Trump’s fault that liberals are running riot in the streets, damaging, destroying, and burning, er, their own areas and stuff.
There have been more than 200 reports since the election of harassment and hate crimes, mostly directed at minorities, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. During an interview broadcast Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Trump addressed his supporters: “I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.”
A goodly chunk of those incidents blamed on Trump supporters were hoaxes and actually done by Trump haters. Why does Eugene not call for Democrats to “stop it”?
If Trump is beginning to confront reality on some fronts, that’s a first step — in a thousand-mile journey toward credibility and respect. But appointing Bannon is a big step backward. We must watch Trump, and judge him, every single inch of the way.
When we did that with Obama, something the media utterly failed to do, we were called racists. Since Trump is white and Eugene is black, does that mean that Eugene is a racist?