It appears that on January 6th there will be a large demonstration by Trump supporters protesting the outcome of the election in an effort to have the vote of the Electoral College overturned. It is timed to put pressure on Congress to intervene. It will achieve neither of those goals.
It will, however, elicit a hysterical and hyperbolic response from Democrats, the left and the media. Even the mere anticipation of such an outpouring of public support for Trump has the media predicting the direst of outcomes. Even without the iconic images similar to those we regularly see of left-wing demonstrators pulling down statues, looting local establishments and torching buildings and vehicles, the media propagandists will deem the most peaceful Republican demonstrators as an unruly mob tearing at the fabric of democracy.
They will accuse those in the streets of undermining the very foundations of the Republic and doing irreparable harm to the principles of democracy. If the past is any indicator, they will call it treason – and accuse Trump of being an autocratic with no respect for the Constitution.
They will expand their slander to include virtually all Republican elected officials – and declare the folks demonstrating are some sort of addle-brained cultists who are seeking to overthrow the government.
The talking heads on the telly will be apoplectic in their outrageously exaggerated narratives. They will outdo Chicken Little in predicting the political sky is falling.
However, there are a couple points that we need to keep in mind.
Nothing … that is NOTHING … that Trump, his lawyers and supporters have done is illegal, unconstitutional or immoral. We can debate whether all the recounts and court filings were wise – but nothing more than that. Trump is merely exercising all the rights he enjoys in a situation like this.
That also goes for his vetoes, the pardons and all the other actions he has taken since the election. You can hardly be a threat to the Republic when you are playing by all the rules of the Republic.
In terms of that proposed demonstration in Washington, that, too, is an exercise of our inalienable constitutional rights – the right of free speech, to petition our government and to assemble at will.
But that is not how the elitist east coast media will describe it. No. No. No. And that is where the hypocrisy comes in.
Let us travel back in time … to another January four years ago. It was January 20, 2016, to be precise. Donald J. Trump was being inaugurated on that day as our 45th President of the United States. It is – or at least should be – a day of celebration – a reaffirmation that this Republic of the people, by the people and for the people can transfer power peacefully. It should be a day of unification and celebration despite who won or lost the election.
But in 2016 — for the first time since the election of President Abraham Lincoln — a segment of our population demonstrated their displeasure by launching a resistance movement to undermine and eventually topple the duly elected President.
Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets to protest against the newly elected President. They had called for the impeachment of Trump even before his inauguration. On the day of his inauguration, the Washington Post declared it to be the first day of Trump’s impeachment. The left-wing media was in praise of the demonstrations and the demonstrators. The folks of the Fourth Estate were more promoters of the demonstrations than chroniclers.
But not this time. They will brandish the sword of propaganda behind the shield of hypocrisy to continue their unprofessional and biased assault on Trump, Republicans, conservatives and the millons of Americans who voted for him. Unlike in January of 2016 – when they declared the people in the streets to be citizens exercising their constitutional rights (even when they broke the law or engaged in violence) – those who take to the same streets to exercise their same constitutional rights (hopefully without violence) in January of 2021 will be characterized – make that mischaracterized – as revolutionary rabble.
Despite the Draconian doomsday narratives of the corrupt press, our Republic will survive these days of controversy and consternation. We have seen worse. But as in the past, we must commit to repairing the torn national fabric. The debate over the legitimacy of the 2020 election must transform into a commitment to repair those things in our electoral process that went haywire. If we do not do that, then maybe the Republic is in danger.
So, there ‘tis.
8 Thoughts to “Another Display of Left-wing Hysteria and Hypocrisy”
How do we hold media accountable for the biases and lies.and not vetting the dems at all. They have to be put in their place.just plain propaganda.
Too bad 70 million won’t be out peacefully protesting! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
You have left out any mention of the fact that Secretary Clinton received more votes than Donald trump and in what other contest that second place contestant is declared the winner. So yes there certainly was some disapproval with the 2016 election.
F#@K THE LEFT IMPEACH BIDEN & HIS CAMELTOE
Well done, and probably spot on. I appreciate the article.
Anyone who has watched the various hearings on this election has no doubt that Biden only won by fraudulent votes, therfore he is not the winner of the 2020 election.
Normally, I agree with you, Larry. Not this time. This time the demokrauts have used fraudulent means to steal this election. Yes, the leftist will riot and attempt to kill the supporters of the duly elected president who are peacefully protesting the theft. As for the mainstream media or as you call them the fourth estate, they haven’t been telling us the truth since before Bill Clinton (or as those of us who knew about his proclivities called him, Slick Willie) ran for president. Eff them. They can’t be trusted and yes, they WILL lie. Who cares other than the leftist (who already believe their propaganda) anyway.
Yea she might have recieved more votes than Trump because even in 2016 i think there were 7 million more votes than registered voters. She tried to cheat too but they just didnt cheat enough. They werent expecting people to support Trump the way they have
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