The Democrat Party and their media sycophants spent the past week or so demeaning the “first 100 days” of the Trump Presidency. I have some bad news for the Democrat Party. After subtracting “the first 100 days” there are 1361 days left in Donald Trump’s first term – and I predict he will be a two-term president, so let’s make that 2822 days remaining in the Trump presidency.
But today we focus on the first 100 days of “The Resistance.” The Democrat Party mantra of the day is “The Resistance.” Hillary Clinton stopped crying and came out of hiding long enough to say she’s back to being an “activist citizen” and “part of the resistance.” (And. by the by, she went on to say that she should have won the election. Quelle surprise!)
Have you, like me, asked yourself, “What are they ‘resisting'”? “The Resistance” has a pretty bad track record from my perspective.
It began with a woman’s march. Let me state from the outset that I am as “pro woman” as one can be. But what message did they intend to send by marching with hats designed to look like female external genitalia? And why would a mother place a hat like that on her daughter? Among Republicans I am socially liberal, but that was weird! Does the Democrat Party think that will win the hearts and minds of all those “middle American” voters who switched from Obama to Trump in the last election? (And can one liberal reading this missive inform me of a single “right” that has been taken away from women by President Trump – or, in fact, anything that woman do in America from day-to-day that has “changed”?)
[Source: The past 100 days have been a disaster . . . for Democrats. By Marc A. Thiessen]
Next they focused on every reason why they lost the presidential election except the real reason – Americans didn’t like Obama’s policies or his “execution of the Office of the President.” Hillary was simply a “four-more-years candidate.”
They rolled out every excuse imaginable (and, by the by, Hillary just reiterated the whole story line):
- The Russians and Vladimir Putin
The narrative that Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin seemed to evaporate when Trump launched missile strikes against Bashar al-Assad, Putin’s Syrian ally. This was followed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s speech before the U.N. Security Council that blamed Russia for failing to stop Syria’s use of chemical weapons. No sooner had she finished her diatribe on Russia than Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s charged that Russia is arming the Taliban. If Putin helped Trump, he “got rolled” in the current vernacular of the Democrat talking points!)
Now the media was declaring a new Cold War — talk about two narratives that simply don’t meld!
[From the Thiessen article] But most damaging has been the Democrats’ seemingly nonstop efforts to further alienate the millions of Americans who twice voted for Barack Obama but switched to Trump last year. The president’s critics have pointed to a Post-ABC News poll, which showed that Trump had not expanded his base of support since he took office. Well, Trump did not need to expand his base. He won the election and the poll suggested that if the election were held again today, he would not only defeat Hillary Clinton again but also win the popular vote this time. (I guess Hillary missed that poll when she stated she would have won except for Russians, Wikileaks, James Comey – all of which have flooded the press but appear to have had NO IMPACT – RF.)
Fully 96 percent of those Americans who voted for President Trump say they would not change their vote today. Therefore, in the first 100 days of “The Resistance” Democrats made no inroads. Quite the opposite, today just 28 percent of Americans say that the Democratic Party is in touch with the concerns of most Americans today — 10 points behind Trump.
I happen to be a pro-choice Republican, but was appalled when the newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez, used vile language and stated that pro-life candidates are no longer welcome in the Democratic Party: “That is not negotiable.”
While I cannot find a single “right” that has been lost because of a “Trump policy,” it is easy to find a fundamental right that is being denied by the “liberals.” What is that, ask you? The First Amendment right to freedom of speech, answer I. (How can they still use the appellation “liberal.”) Left-wing mobs attacked Charles Murray at Middlebury College and threatened violence to stop Ann Coulter from speaking at the University of California at Berkeley. And these are only the most recent episodes.
The “liberals” have harkened back to the “Zero Population Growth” era. Not because of “starvation” – that has been totally debunked – but because of “Global Warming.” However, their message was vile in the extreme! The so-called “March for Science” had an honorary co-chair (Bill Nye – the “Science Guy”) who touted the extraordinary position as to whether people should be punished for having “extra kids.” I invite any sane person to take a look at their children and identify the “extra one!”
The Democrat Party is not the “loyal opposition.” They are “The Resistance.” Their indignant hyperventilation is having an opposite effect on the very Americans they will need to win a future national election. But they won’t change. If anything they will become increasingly strident!