In the week following Donald Trump’s victory in the Presidential election, there have been massive protests and outbursts from those who oppose him and the millions of voters who have shown support for him.
From open letters to their daughters to viral death threats to even petitioning members of the Electoral College to withhold their official votes for the Republican candidate, there has been a surprising (or maybe not so surprising) lack of self-awareness by outspoken leftists who have been unable to accept that their candidate, and by extension their vision for the future of the country, has lost.
Now, despite the decisive defeat of their ideals, liberals across the country have not come to terms with the fact that they have been rejected by a majority of Americans. However, that hasn’t stopped them from believing that they’re still the “correct” party, and vocalizing that belief strongly.
All throughout the campaign season, and indeed long before then, left leaning members of the political class have taken it upon themselves to condescendingly lecture the American public on what they deem a proper code of ethics and conduct. Having President Obama in office to reinforce their views further validated their endeavor.
Over the course of the past decade leftist politics has eroded away from a matter of policy differences to a matter of deeming anyone who disagreed with them some kind of bigot or moron. It has become apparent that with Obama’s election and reelection that left wingers had become smug elitists who not only disagreed those who think differently from them, but actually pity them and believe these people need to be fundamentally changed to see things the way they do.
They began shaming people for not having similar thoughts and making sure that everyone knew if someone was different, to the point where people were being publicly called out for coming off this ideological plantation they’ve made for themselves.
President Obama won the Presidency because he was a great candidate, but despite his policies not working out for the country, Hillary Clinton ran on essentially the same platform because liberals had successfully labeled any criticism of Obama as “racist”.
This same line of thinking has been extended now to include criticism of Hillary Clinton being labeled as “sexist”, as noted in one memorable example where a reporter asked Bernie Sanders whether he believed that his staying in the race against Clinton was a sexist gesture.
On November 8th, the American people went into the ballot booth and unilaterally rejected this line of thinking. As it turns out, you can’t just insult and vilify half the country for disagreeing with you and expect to succeed. But after being defeated soundly by Americans who were tired of being lectured on “correct” things to think, did the liberals change their behavior?
Of course not. Instead, they doubled down on their strategy of patronizingly telling people what to do. Right after the election social media feeds were flooded with articles and posts that commanded their Trump-supporting friends to formally denounce Donald Trump’s past behavior or that they must contact their gay/Muslim/Hispanic friends and console them.
It was apparent that these people had learned nothing, and they seem committed to always believing they’re right instead of even attempting to hear any reasoning from the other side. Shockingly, it has still never occurred to any of these people that people generally don’t like to be told what they must do by people who think they’re better than they are.
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