A Tribute to Liberal Arrogance in the 2016 Presidential Election
I think that we can all agree this election season was one hell of a roller coaster ride. There were many highs and lows for both candidates, despite the defiantly biased media's failed attempts to exclusively paint Donald Trump in a negative light (but that's an entirely different story). Although millions of Americans saw through the feckless charade, there were those that toed party lines and leftist talking points. Although not limited to my liberal associates, as some RINO enthusiasts have been boisterous arguers, the inevitable clash of opinions arose and often unwarranted hostilities towards my viewpoints followed (don't worry, I can effortlessly defend my stance against any liberal). Fueled by a multitude of misinformation, the pompous attitudes were at near palpable levels as Hillary appeared destined to be crowned.
Certainly not limited to the election, as liberalism itself seems to evoke a undeserving smugness, my intuition during this rather ugly presidential slug-fest was to keep a calm head, make my case, recognize a lost cause where pertinent, and record the more intriguing comments. Now with Trump ready to take up residence in the White House come January, I am delighted to have been granted such foresight.
With the election over (finally!), I can't say the aftermath of a Clinton loss is completely surprising, or the double standards being displayed by my left-leaning acquaintances. There's simply no denying this process of president picking brought out the absolute worst in people on both sides of the political spectrum (mass Facebook unfriending anyone?). However, my experience with leftists (family, friends, associates, etc) was downright ridiculous, childish, inappropriate, unreasonable, and frankly only reaffirming of the saying, "those that preach tolerance are often the most intolerant."
I was called “privileged” (ridiculous for someone that has honestly worked for everything they have), "racist" by a family member, and “delusional” for my conservative views and the long standing prediction of a Trump victory. Not to mention, liberals bombarded my personal social media posts and comments with a slew of questionable (at best) statements and tantrums (even after keeping gloating to an absolute minimum).
But that's why we are all here, right? For your utter enjoyment, I have wrangle up three favorites, complete with my commentary of course. Note, all of these quotes are in their original, raw, unaltered form and in no way reflect my spelling or grimmer skills. Don’t worry they are all anonymous, as to not upset or embarrass any that are already having to cope with the reality of a Trump Presidency. So let's dive right into the arrogance:
“The rest of the world is laughing at us with this election… We’re such an embarrassing joke.”
I'd be half inclined to agree with this statement, if referencing the Obama Administration's universal failures, with virtually everything that has been touched during the past eight years, or even the most scandal-ridden candidate to ever run for President of the United States. But this was not the case. Crediting numerous establishment media talking points and repeating a slew of misinformation about then Republican nominee Donald Trump, this particular individual provided such a misguided analysis with the usual intellectual self-glorification.
Yeah, sure, the rest of the world is "laughing at us," while it burns and Obama has us debating bathroom use. But Donald Trump as the Republican nominee is just too much. Can you say short-sided and low info voter... Although I would invite anyone that views American exceptionalism as such an "embarrassing joke" (person isn't even a natural citizen) to find a better country to live in, we all saw how the celebrity promised mass exodus turned out...
"The idea [Trump winning] comes from fox and that's all they talk about. They hope she not going win. But she is going to win and big.”
Let me start by saying that Fox News was never mentioned anywhere in this conversation prior to its introduction here, but what can I say, it's a liberal "go-to."
Speaking of, I guess they did not watch Fox News during this election season (can't say that I blame them as of late), for Trump had very few allies on the "fair and balanced" network. But that's neither here nor there. I'll break down the rest of the quote instead of going off on a tirade about Fox New's steady degeneration and race against CNN to the bottom.
Besides their initial assertion that a majority of the Fox News team was hoping for a Hillary loss (even individuals like Megyn Kelly? But I digress...), it's the final part that has lost none of its laughable luster with Clinton's embarrassing upset. "Win big" indeed... Maybe they should have spent a little less time listening to their channel of choice, MSNBC, and expanded their perception beyond the liberal bubble. Needless to say, even with my restraints on relishing Clinton's loss (completely absent of the other party for the past eight years), they haven't spoken to me since election night.
"I'm probably more informed on a world wide scale than you so don't tell me I'm not in check with reality… You’re out of your mind if you think a republican has a chance of winning any future election."
Someone doesn’t know their history and that this country's elections tend to cycle, especially after such an extreme swing. Hillary Clinton was a weak candidate and stuck in the unfortunate position of defending Obama's unpopular failing policies (shout out to Obamacare), but also at a statistical disadvantage historically as well. After nearly a decade of a radically left White House, the American people voted as the norm (although some exceptions like Reagan) with a two term President and tossed control back to the other party.
Now with that said, I think it's hysterical when Democrats try to run with this notion that the country has shifted so far left that no Republican could ever win again. I would agree had Hillary won and engineered the voter landscape with open boarders. This fictitious proclamation was yet another piece of the narrative that was proven untrue with Hillary's political downfall, and rightfully so. I do love this quote though for demonstrating what happens when a leftist claims to be a historian. The egotism of ideology often gets the best of fact, causing events of past to be rewritten or disregarded in blissful ignorance, to fit their distorted outlook of the world. Name calling and identity politics tends to be their weapon of choice when confronted with reality and historical events. After all, this is the same person who once claimed that not a single terrorist attack occurred under Obama's watch, so I'll let you be the judge.
Be sure to check back for another entry in this retrospective. I'm thinking something along the lines of RINO supporters and Never Trumpers that preferred to witness the United States descend into a third-world country under a Hillary Clinton Presidency. All at our expense and just so they could spit in the face of voters with an, "I told you so," for taking a chance on Donald Trump.