Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Dear Liberals And Lefties - You Will Be OK

Liberals, you and your progressive agenda lost last night in a match between two of the most lackluster and unlikable candidates this country has ever seen fit to select to run for office.

Conservatives made it through 8 years of Obama and the defeat of two lousy candidates to him, and you'll get through this.

Unlike liberals, conservatives at the time and even during this election had been constantly told by the media that they were going to lose and so were able to better prepare for it.

Lefties, dependent on a media confidently predicting a Hillary blowout this morning are far less prepared and the shock of the loss is therefore greater.

The loss has also been amplified by many (not all) leftists inability to think of their opponents as anything but un-progressive, racist, bad-thinking people who can't possibly win or have anything worthwhile to say, so the loss is felt much greater. Leftists haven't had to deal with this in 8 years so I thought I'd provide a helpful guide.

Today on Facebook I see all sorts of disbelief that Hillary lost, wailing, gnashing of teeth, the calling anyone who voted for Trump racist or xenophobic, and demanding that anyone who voted for Trump unfriend them.

It's Ok, your overreactions and hysteria are understandable, you're just going through the Five Stages of Grief.

The 5 stages of grief and loss are: 1. Denial and isolation; 2. Anger; 3. Bargaining; 4. Depression; 5. Acceptance.

While People who are grieving do not necessarily go through the stages in the same order or experience all of them, a lot of Liberals met Stage 1 last night and are moving right on time into Stage 2.

Take a deep breath, relax, maybe take a break from the Facebook echo chamber and name-calling and move on with your lives. This is not the end of your world as you know it, elections aren't everything, and this loss may enhance your perspective on America a bit and move you outside of your bubble, which can only be a good thing.


Eaton Rapids Joe said...

My daughter, who is African-American, is a sophomore at a public university. She voted for Trump.

She called me today. She was blind-sided by the hate. Her "friends" are telling her that her life is in danger from everybody who voted for Trump. They made it sound like "open-season on Blacks, no bag limit."

It took a few minutes to discuss where the Racist-Trump connections came from. Most Africans are Islamic. Trump wants a temporary moratorium on immigration from Islamic countries: Ergo, Trump is anti-black and is a racist.

The US government is over-represented in terms of African-American employees. Reducing government will disproportionately impact Blacks. Ergo, Trump is a racist.

Affirmative Action and P.C. language cripples business. Trump would bring back a sense of proportion. Black's would no longer be automatically spotted 30 points on Civil Service exams. Ergo, Trump is a racist.

Something that is not discussed by the social media echo chamber is that Clinton, as a pro-choice candidate, supports free access to abortion. A black baby is more than four times more likely to be aborted than a white baby. Clinton supports an institution that result in the death of 220,000 Blacks a year and is highly disproportionate...but Clinton is not a racist?

Go figure.

Apologies for the rant.

Aaron said...

Yep, its amazing to watch otherwise intelligent people who I otherwise respect totally lose their minds over Trump winning. I mean they're actually making claims that Trump is going to "round up the Gays", "put Blacks in chains" and other such silliness.

It hasn't helped that the media and leftists (but I repeat myself) ascribed to Trump and his supporters the most evil and base of intentions, and they've now whipped themselves up into a fear frenzy after drinking their own Kool-Aid.

To answer your asked question, Clinton cannot be racist, she's a progressive and by definition regardless of their words or deeds they cannot be racist. It's been ordained that way by the leftists from Robert Byrd on down through the ages.