Have you been so busy with last minute work before the Christmas break, holiday shopping, putting up the tree and decorating the house, and all the other end-of-year activities that you missed the latest hair-on-fire OUTRAGE by the anti-Trump left? If so, then thank God: it means you have a life.
The link will fill you in on all the pointless hysteria you missed. It seems that a rumor ripped through the social media accounts of the perpetually-aggrieved Trump Resistance that he was planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, which at this point appears incredibly well-deserved. It was only a rumor, but that was enough to spark MoveOn.org, celebrities such as Rob Reiner and George Takei, and lesser-known leftwing alarmists to begin stocking up provisions to “take to the streets” in massive, coordinated nationwide protests, with grandiose plans to stay there, shivering in the cold but warmed by their righteous rage, until their hero Sir Robert was restored to his white horse to slay the dragon Donald!
But then, someone asked Trump if he was planning to fire Mueller. His response: “No, I’m not. What, are you surprised?” So, massive nationwide protest averted. Until the next pointless, fake news-inspired OUTRAGE, which will probably be coming along any second now.
It’s always been the mantra of “progressives” (I put that in quotes because there’s nothing progressive about believing in a set of principles that have created nothing but misery for over a century) that everything must be politicized; there can be “no escape” from their yammering and hectoring. They’ve used this to ruin everything from Christmas displays to the Oscarcast to the NFL. They’re even trying to bully Taylor Swift into inflicting it on her tween fans, even though she’s honest enough to admit she has no interest in nor expertise in politics. She was recently blasted on social media for calling 2017 her “best year ever,” which for her it probably was, just as it was awfully good for stockholders, job seekers, and anyone who cares about restoring the separation of powers and the Constitution. But you’re not allowed to say life is good because the left thinks that Trump beating Hillary made the darkest period since the Black Death, and nobody is allowed to disagree with them.
We’re getting close to New Year’s Eve, a time when people look back at the past year, count their blessings and think about what they’ll remember about it years from now. For most of us, 2017 brought memories both joyous and tragic, but few had anything to do with who was in the White House. Certainly not with grieving over an election that was long past by New Year’s Eve of 2016. No politician should have that much power over you (another reason why 63 million people preferred Trump to Hillary). I wasn’t thrilled when Barack Obama won in 2008. But I looked on the bright side (it was inspiring to see how far we’d come in putting racial divisions behind us – little did I know). I braced for the worst, but hoped for the best. And I made certain that all my first references to him from that point on read “President Obama,” because whoever holds the office deserves courtesy and respect. I never would imagine saying someone “isn’t my President” just because I didn’t vote for him.
The honest truth is, if these perpetually-outraged Trumpophobics weren’t so annoying, and doing so much damage to this nation and to their own children, I’d feel sorry for them. A diet of poison isn’t good for anyone. Shutting out all your friends except those who share your most negative trait isn’t healthy. And imagine how small your life would feel if, years from now, you looked back at 2017 and realized that while you could have been doing all sorts of amazing things, you wasted the entire year stuck in a pit of your own anger, reliving 2016 over and over again in your head.