I’m not sure how other people measure their disgust on the sliding scale but I know how I qualify my own. It has only been tested in recent events.
This week I had a short phone conversation with an acquaintance I’ve known for years. Everything was fine until at the end the person said I just hope we can do what we need to do not to re-elect this guy and he has to be voted out of office. That’s it, nothing about who else was running. Just throw Trump out of the White House.
I restrained from politics with this person, as I always have. It’s pointless. However, I could not resist suggesting, “careful what you wish for.” What do you mean” came a predictable response. I said “that alternative could be much worse.” So the conversation ended on that note with the person wondering what it meant. I thought it was fairly clear.
But isn’t that the point? They never consider alternatives or anything else for that matter. They know what they want. I could say what I want, too, but what good does that do?
That is the way it is with many people. No reasoned approach on what gets them to their conclusion. You can’t really have a dialogue with that. So I decided maybe I would put it in writing rather than waste my time. It is clear the person did not want to hear opposition.
It reminds me of the cancel culture. All they know is they want someone out, or marginalized from society. Somehow that goal fits their agenda and satisfies them. What a horrible way to view things, just cancel anything you don’t like or agree with.
Where does that power come from? It is part of mob mentality, meaning their voice and desire outweighs you or your views. And in the end, they cannot tolerate your view, belief or whatever – or you personally. It must go.
Now with the presidential race, they want to go backward and return to some euphoric Obama-Biden days. But the rest of us made it through and survived those years.
No, it was not easy.That was no picnic.
But we didn’t have a coup against the sitting president; no special counsel investigation of him; no one raking over of all his personal records; no public boycotts of anything to do with him; we didn’t prevent him from doing the job. And there was no impeachment designed and plotted from day one to oust him from office.
No riots and burning buildings with tens of thousands of decoys marching in the street. No attacks on Obama supporters. No band of people within government secretly working to undermine Obama’s administration. No courts lodging edicts to stop him. No press and media attacking him and Biden nonstop to delegitimize his election or presidency.
No sedition in the form of “resistance” to overthrow him.. No debate about the use of the 25th amendment to have him removed. No one telling people to “get in their faces” of Obama supporters, create a crowd and tell them they are not welcome in public.
No constant calls for impeachment from house members. No ripping up his State of the Union Speech in Congress. No games about preventing him from giving his SOTUS. No power plays to remove powers of the Constitutional presidency. No FBI executing phony FISA warrants and spying on him as a candidate and then as president. No surveillance of Obama’s team, and to frame him as a traitor to America.
No official of the DOJ refusing to follow and enforce executive orders or laws. No agenda to prevent President Obama from seeking or hiring people. No secretly telling other countries not to cooperate or work with the sitting president. No conspiring against him. No undermining of Obama as commander-in-chief within the military or Pentagon – or in the ranks. No working to undermine US military objectives by officials or former diplomats.
That would be only a starting point of the differences and what we endured for eight years as opposed to what the Left does now. They had their chance, wasn’t it enough?
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