It’s déjà vu – all over again.
I know, I know, that’s not original with me, but it is overwhelming as I check the headlines about the people in the streets. Shades of the 1960s, and now that plague is back and is spreading across the country – New York, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Berkeley, even Fresno.
God help the police who have to deal with these spoiled cretins. There is noise, tears, whining, shouting and, yes, in certain areas, violence and rioting. The police have to deal with thousands of spoiled millennials who think they should get everything they want, when they want it, and if they don’t, they throw a tantrum.
These people were brought up by parents who were so concerned about preserving their child’s self-esteem that they neglected to give the kid a backbone and an understanding of how life works.
Lesson: You don’t always get what you want, and throwing a fit about it doesn’t change anything.
We had an election. They were of age, and so they planned to vote. I don’t know how many of the rioters actually voted, but to hear their laments, they voted for Hillary Clinton and she didn’t win.
To hear them: That’s just not fair!
Earth to idiots: Life isn’t fair.
So they do the only thing they know how to do – throw a tantrum – get out and muck things up on roads and highways and in towns and business areas.
In other words, they riot and act as though they are entitled to carry on like street vermin, which is, in fact, what they are.
As the vote count indicates, Clinton may have carried the popular vote. In our form of government, and according to the Constitution, it’s the Electoral College that carries it. Clinton did not win that, but Donald Trump did.
That means Donald Trump is the next president of the United States of America.
And these idiots are in the streets screaming that he is not their president.
Just for a moment, imagine what the reaction of the media would have been if conservatives reacted this way when Barack Obama was elected.
Of course, that never happened, nor would it. But the left believes it can do whatever it wants when it doesn’t get what it wants – in other words, tantrum time, violence and riots.
And they feel entitled.
It’s been astonishing to see the reaction with friends and people on the street about the Trump win.
The day after the election, a family member called and whispered to me in the phone – “He won!”
Even though they were at home alone, there was a reticence to say it out loud in case come liberal ears might hear. They told me their conservative friends continue to talk in whispers about Trump, the campaign and the results.
Just today, I ran into a friend who had been away on business. Their first comment to me after “hello” was a whispered, “How about it? We won!”
It reminded me of the day after the election when Reagan won. I was a news anchor at KTVU in Oakland and was fully aware I was in real political minority in the newsroom.
When I got to work that day, you would have thought someone had died. Everyone was somber and talking in whispers. I quickly knew why, but I just had to talk to someone politically friendly, so I called a friend in Los Angeles.
When they answered, I whispered into the phone, “He won!” We proceeded to have a victory talk – but quietly, of course!
The day after the election this week, my local paper, the East Bay Times, had the most unusual front page I’d ever seen.
Normally, the headline in a paper is below the masthead of the paper.
This time, the masthead was big, and below it were two large pictures: one stupid one of a group of young men wearing Trump red hats and looking like they were screaming and the picture below it, a group of young women, apparently crying.
I had to look at the paper three times before I realized the “headline,” “Trump stunner,” was in smaller font than the name of the paper and placed at the very top of the page – easily missed.
The only thing that would have completed the political bias would have been a black border all around the entire page – for mourning.
So while the media are crying for themselves and trying to figure how just how they could have been so wrong about the outcome, Donald Trump is the winner and has the mandate to change the course of the economy, the politics and the security future of our country.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders got it just right. He congratulated our country and said we “witnessed a political revolution.” He said we made it clear that we “don’t want to copy Europe – that we want to preserve our nation, freedom and prosperity.”
He said, “American has just liberated itself from political correctness – expressing our desire to remain a free and democratic people.”
That attitude permeates the heartland of this country – the average Americans whom the Hillary Clintons of the Democratic Party left ignore and/or take for granted.
According to Hillary, they’re the “deplorables” whom she finds easy to write off – the same ones Obama describes as being bitter, anti-immigrant and clinging to their guns and religion.
They forgot those people read, think and vote – and they did. They heard Donald Trump and liked what he said.
Now he has to live up to his promises.
P.S. Did you hear he won?!
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