Liberals are pussies and Donald Trump has just grabbed us by the crotch.
Bill Maher warned us over and over again that liberals are overly concerned with political correctness while conservatives line up and fight.
On the very day Obama was sworn in as President, Mitch McConnell, leader of the House Conservatives, said that the aim of his party would be ‘to ensure that President Obama became a one term President.’
Yet, with a mandate in both the House and Senate, Obama compromised away from universal health care before the discussions even began, wrongly believing that moving toward the middle would elicit cooperation from the Republicans.
Even Harry Reid, when he had a chance to do away with the filibuster in the Senate and override Republican obstruction, made a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with McConnell that allowed the filibuster to remain.
We have constantly heard Democrats speak of their friends on the other side of the aisle; but those words have never been uttered from the mouth of a Republican.
I warned in my blog, that a Trump election was a real possibility. We saw thousands of rabid supporters turn out for Donald Trump’s campaign events and only hundreds turn out for Hillary. The momentum was always with him. We chose to ignore The Burn with a popular ultra-liberal agenda, and instead line up behind the politically correct, middle of the road, accepted heir to the throne.
It didn’t matter that Trump’s party intends to privatize Social Security (remove the safety net for seniors by offering tax cuts for investment in commercial retirement accounts) or that his party intends to do away with Medicare (turning health management back over to insurance companies.) Trump’s P.T. Barnum flare mesmerized the uninformed and easily manipulated Tea Party masses and the racist, homophobic, anti-government far right extremist, who’s main desire was to throw crap like monkeys in a cage.
Liberals are now experiencing a ‘regroup assessment.’ A ‘how could this have happened to us’ regret. But again, there is danger in our tendency for politically correct overreaction.
Liberals will make a monumental mistake if they try to move toward the conservative right in order to patronize the Republican base voters. The idea that we did not try to appeal to the blue collar middle class is a straw man of political correctness mentality.
We are the party of the middle class and should shout it to the sky. We should hunker down in our liberal beliefs and loudly and aggressively call out ignorance and bigotry and racism and misogyny when it dares to rear its head. We should become aggressive in our values and not cower to ‘our friends across the aisle.’ It is time for liberals to give up political correctness and enter the cage match, not with the attitude to resist and compromise, but with the attitude to win.