Republicans are the opposite of a political machine. They are not skilled at using public anger. They don’t indulge the kinds of attacks the Democratic machine inspires in liberal haters who would rather cheer America’s downfall than tolerate the slightest conservative dissent.
What’s the payoff for the leftist hate we are being subjected to now that Obama is gone? That’s the puzzle.
Political machine talks overthrow
Talk of President Trump’s overthrow was inevitable. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) had some fun with the 25th Amendment:
In particular, the Amendment allows Congress to select some “other body” other than the cabinet to determine whether the president is capable of discharging the duties required, and remove him or her if necessary. Yet, this body is undefined, and there is no guidance for how it should operate. After examining the issue, Blumenauer believes living former presidents and vice presidents could constitute the body.1
Would Bill Clinton and Barack Obama be part of that group? Do you need to ask?
While accomplices in the press helped spread the word of Trump’s alleged incompetence, Democrats also tossed impeachment on the table. This came from a recent Nancy Pelosi “Trump’s Wall Street agenda” press conference:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters [speaking]. I have not called for the impeachment, yet. He is doing it himself. The statement I made was a statement in response to questions and pleas that I’m getting from many citizens across this country.2
Impeachment in a GOP-dominated Congress? Not likely. The threat isn’t that President Trump will be removed. It’s that the radical left’s campaign against conservatives is only going to get worse as they are reassured by prominent political figures that they are on the right course.
Liberal haters deny First Amendment rights
The Democratic Party’s political machine did an apt job of convincing liberal haters that they have a right to dominate the nation’s political dialogue. From pre-election anti-Trump protests at Republican rallies to Democrats boycotting the inauguration to talk of how to get rid of a new president before he’s even warmed his Oval Office seat, liberal elected officials and leftist haters have forged a comfortable, if unspoken alliance.
Many of us have already experienced the outpouring of insults, threats, and angry remarks that come from any positive comment made about this president. The dialogue isn’t about solutions. There is no room for intelligent debate. Liberal haters try to silence anyone they disagree with while they accuse Trump of ignoring our Constitutional rights. When Americans disagreed with Obama it was because of racism. When we disagree with Trump it is because we are racist.
There are public voices sane enough to speak out about this anti-Americanism. California Rep. Thomas McClintock remarked:
Instead of pursuing that successful example, the radical left seeks not to persuade their fellow citizens by reason, but rather to impose its views by bullying, insulting, intimidating — and, as in Berkeley, by physically attacking — their fellow citizens.3
The left supported Obama’s anti-bullying initiatives but has absolutely no problem attacking anything that gets in the way of taking over what they believe is their government. Ironically, one of the first charges they brought against the president was that he was quashing the press’s First Amendment rights.
Democratic quandary: who does Trump hate more, Jews or Latinos?
It is simply not possible for the president to be the incompetent monster we keep hearing about. No one has enough time to do all the terrible things he is accused of. That won’t stop House members of the national Democratic machine from coming up with damning generalizations like this about his administration:
His chosen advisors have expressed views attacking women, African Americans, Jews, Muslims, Hispanics and Latinos, immigrants and new Americans, and numerous other groups.4
Before Democrats in Congress take up the issue of hatred toward Latinos because of Trump’s newly-announced immigration policies, they paused to blame him for anti-Semitism:
Anti-Semitic crimes have been steadily increasing throughout the last year and have spiked since the beginning of 2017. It’s not hard to see a connection between the rhetoric used by the white nationalists given a platform by President Donald Trump’s campaign and the increase in threats against the Jewish people.5
Republicans also question the president’s actions. That’s how representative government is supposed to work, but Democratic machine politics doesn’t allow for discussion. We saw that with the rubber stamp approval of everything Obama did, including executive orders that were just as egregious a violation of presidential powers as anything Trump is accused of.
The payoff for liberal haters is this
The Democratic political machine is all about ramming an agenda down our throats. Opposition is not an option.
Why do liberal haters feel so empowered when they have no power? Their only payoff is division. Obama figured that out in his first term. When Democrats lost their congressional majority he manipulated the public to make up for his lack of support on the Hill. He couldn’t use a deadlocked Congress so he went to the people. What is happening now speaks to just how successful he was.
The payoff for Democrats is obvious: money and power. The party uses its liberal hater fringe like Republicans used the Tea Party. The difference is tactics. The Tea Party had respect. It didn’t incite violence and riots. It didn’t try to suppress our First Amendment rights. It didn’t show hatred for this country because it failed to understand that as Americans we have a choice how it should be run.
That’s why we can’t submit to liberal hate. There is a political machine just waiting to roll over us and take everything back the moment it finds a weakness to exploit.