Stumbled across this curious headline this morning that announced an article about how Trump supporters are feeling shamed because they voted for Trump as a result of the liberal/progressive backlash against Trump’s election.  “Poor Trump voters” I thought, “what’s a liberal to do?”  So now the Trumpettes are all indignant and outraged and once again feeling as if they are being forced into a corner by liberal/progressive pushback against what we see as a tyrant President.  And we are supposed to feel bad that Trump’s voters are feeling bad while Steve Bannon, Steve Miller, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and The Donald are trashing the Constitution, making all sorts of shit up, decrying “fake news,” calling the press the “enemy of the people,” and acting like crazed zombies out to suck the blood out of any anyone and everyone who speaks the least tiny word against them?  Yeah.  Really.  Well, Trumpers, I’m hear to tell you that we will not apologize for making you feel marginalized or making you feel as if you are being maligned by us.   You got your way so now shut up and suck it up.
Here’s why.  Did you Trumpettes take note that the proposed Trump/Ryan budget proposal calls for cutting funds for PBS, NPR, the Endowment for the Arts and Sesame Street?  Did you see this?  Well, for us liberals this is old news.  In the hoary history of the conservative ideology, Jesse Helms, Newt Gingrich and the Congress did exactly the same back in the 1980’s acting as if PBS and Sesame Street were the vehicles for what Rush Limbaugh calls the “destruction of America by the liberal elite.”   This was during the same “era” when thousands of people were dying (up to 6,000 month) from HIV/AIDS each year, the federal government (Reagan) was doing nothing about it and conservatives demonized AID’s victims as abhorrent deviants who deserved to die.
Want more recent such “events” that maybe even younger Trump supporters might recognize?  Well there’s Bill Maher, for example, who criticized then President Bush for calling the 9-11 terrorists “cowards” since, as he put it, “you can call these people any number of things but flying a jet into a building knowing that certain death is the outcome, cowardice isn’t one that comes first to mind.”  ABC cancelled Bill’s “Politically Incorrect” show as a result.  (He’s doing just fine, BTW, on HBO!)  The Dixie Chicks, at a concert in Europe, also criticized Bush and stated on stage that they were embarrassed by Bush.  The result?  The Dixie Chicks were banned from radio, censored and silenced, for exercising what might be called the right of free speech.  And today, 16 years later?  You still won’t hear them on Clear Channel. 
Here’s what a few of the deeply insulted Trump supporters had to say about us liberals and progressives taking to the streets and resisting:

Jeffery Medford from South Carolina:  “We’re backed into a corner. There are at least some things about Trump I find to be defensible. But they are saying: ‘Agree with us 100 percent or you are morally bankrupt. You’re an idiot if you support any part of Trump.”

Here Mr. Medford is only mirror-reflecting three decades of right wing conservative insistence that “you are either with us or against us.”  I’d like to ask Mr. Medford how it feels to be backed into a corner since we’ve known what it’s like for a long, long time now.  

He added: “I didn’t choose a side. They put me on one.”

I just love this.  So Mr. Medford can you tell me why it is that as liberals and progressives waited patiently over the past decades for conservatives to stop blaming us for everything from the decline of morality, the dissolution of the family, the AID’s virus, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, EBOLA (yes, Rush did), the destruction of American civilization, now YOU’RE complaining the WE forced you to choose sides?  Right!

From Bryce Youngquist of Mountain View, California:  “The name calling from the left is crazy,” said Bryce Youngquist, 34, who works in sales for a tech start-up in Mountain View, Calif., a liberal enclave where admitting you voted for Mr. Trump is a little like saying in the 1950s that you were gay. “They are complaining that Trump calls people names, but they turned into some mean people.”

Apparently Mr. Youngquist has never listened to Rush Limbaugh or taken a trip down the “Infowars” rabbit hole and Alex Jones Radical Right Wing Lane.  Because if he had, Bryce would understand that we liberals and progressive were being called much worse, much more vile epithets during the years proceeding when we finally realized that we had to adopt the same tactics as the right wing in order to stop them. 

From Ann O’Connell, Syracuse, New York:  “I don’t have a problem with protesting as long as it’s peaceful, but this is destroying the country,” said Ann O’Connell, 72, a retired administrative assistant in Syracuse who voted for Mr. Trump. “I feel like we are in some kind of civil war right now. I know people don’t like to use those terms. But I think it’s scary.”

Ms. O’Connell is old enough to recall that beginning in 1962 American downtowns went up in flames summer after summer until culminating in 1968 when the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. caused 110 cities around the country to explode in flames.  Let’s repeat” 110 cities nationwide.  And these riots were not some Berkley style car set aflame.  No indeed.  In my hometown of Washington, D.C. some $2 billion in property damage was done and 12 people died.   This too is a very common right wing, Rush Limbaugh tactic: of the millions up millions of protestors around the world there was one case of violence, so, in right wing world, all protestors were violent and evil.  So as far as anti-Trump protests “destroying the country” as Ms. O’Connell claims, we have a long, long way to go before anyone can claim the we liberals and progressives are “destroying the country.”

Ms. O’Connell actually goes on with this: “The Democratic Party has changed so much that I don’t even recognize it anymore,” she said. “These people are destroying our democracy. They are scarier to me than these Islamic terrorists. I feel absolutely disgusted with them and their antics. It strengthens people’s resolve in wanting to support President Trump. It really does.”

This could be a direct quote from any of Rush Limbaugh’s daily radio shows.

In the eyes of the Trump supporters quoted here, it’s just us liberals’ and progressives’ fault.  Again.  One more time.  Once again.  (I’m betting that if probed, they would all say that it’s Obama’s fault too.)  This time they have correctly assumed that we are pissed off much more than ever before.  Why?  Because this fucking orange haired bobble headed empty brained dashboard doll is going about wrecking the country and the progress that has been so hard to achieve with the right wing cabal cheerleading every reactionary piece of legislation for thirty years.  Now we are facing the same dammed shit again.  It’s as if we liberals and progressives are locked in some right wing recurring dream that just wont’ go away.   We have finally realized that this “conservative dream” can only be destroyed and not countered.  

Eliminating the EPA?  Disappearing the “puppy mill” list from the Interior Department’s web site?  Repealing the regulation that prevented coal companies from dumping poisonous shit into our waterways?  Gutting Dodd-Frank to pave the way for another 2008 style worldwide economic crash?  Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood?  Investigating the Sesame Street character Sid for God’s sake?  And the list goes on and on and on.   
And look who’s actually running the Trump Administration: Radical right wingers, Bannon and Miller as trusted Trump Aides?  Really folks?  Alt.right fake news outlets given a seat in the White House Press pool as CNN is barred?  The Bowling Green terrorist massacre?  National Security Advisor caught lying already?  Really? 

So we liberals and progressives are put in a position one more fucking time of having to protest against this ridiculous assault against real American values and the non-fake, factual media to say nothing of Constitutional rights while Your President calls any decent reporting of actual facts “Fake News” and calls the press “the enemy of America.”  Wow!

All this handwringing about how us liberals have pushed Trump voters into a corner and made them feel “marginalized” and “unwelcome” is precisely what we want them to feel.  It’s how we’ve been feeling for decades now as policy after conservative policy has been shoved down our throats in every aspect of our society:  Political, Social, and Economic.  And it’s happening again except this time around it’s much more serious when alternate realities, conspiracy theories, alternate sets of facts, and out right lies come from the Trump Administration on a daily basis.   The press is the “enemy of the people?”  Remember a couple of days ago when the Trump Team denied that activating the National Guard was being considered to round up illegal immigrants?  “It’s fake news,” cried the Trump Team.  

Except that it wasn’t and isn’t fake news at all.  It is, in fact, quite real news as a couple of paragraphs in Section D, Page 3 of the memo entitled “Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies” states in black and white.  But, of course, this memo prepared by Scott Kelly, Director of the Department of Homeland Security, is fake news in Trumpland.   If you recall, it was the right wing Trumpettes who for eight years swore on a stack of Bibles a mile high that it was Barack Obama who was on the verge of calling out the troops to impose martial law on the country.

We are sick and tired of the misstatements, misinformation, propaganda and lies spewed out by the Trump Administration and the right wing media on a daily basis. Our patience, our understanding, our compassion and our sympathy are at an end.  We will not stand by and see our country – and don’t forget Trumpettes, your guy lost the popular election and there are more of us than there are of you  – destroyed by an incompetent, narcissistic, uneducated, conspiracy theory follower, and all around fool with dictatorial ambitions
You have struck the match that has lit the fire of liberal progressive outrage and you are going to be destroyed. 

Have a Good Day!


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