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Monday, November 28, 2016

Denial and Attack

The Democrat post-election tantrum has now morphed into a bizarre strategy of denial and attack. The original 'shock and awe' reaction had progressives looking for new rental property in Toronto, hunting for psychological peace in world gone wrong, and demonizing half of the U.S. voting population by calling Trump supporters racists, bigots, KKK-sympathizers, Islamophobes, and every other epithet in the progressive vocabulary. The original strategy hasn't really changed, but the focus has shifted.

Denial. The election results must be questioned. Although there is no evidence of hacked results, the Dems demand a recount in battle ground states. The hypocrisy of this is breathtaking. Recall, it was the Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media who got the vapors when Donald Trump simply intimated that he wanted to wait for the election results before he committed to accept their veracity. Trump was "unamerican" for the threat to question results—when his election loss was all but assured. And then, an "extinction level event" occurred. Trump won, meaning that questioning the results is now perfectly okay, even if there is no evidence of wrong-doing and Trump's lead in all three battle ground states is low and mid-five digits.

The tattered remainder of Hillary Clinton's campaign has aligned itself with Jill Stein of the Green party—the very same Jill Stein who this weekend suggested that the murderous, oppressive dictator, Fidel Castro, was a great man. Perfect! Imagine, for just a moment, if the Trump campaign aligned itself with a supporter of Saddam Hussein. Wait ... does that imagining make me Islamophobic?


The editors of The Wall Street Journal comment:
On Saturday what’s left of the Clinton campaign said it will join the recount effort demanded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The conspiracy theory for which they have no evidence is that Russian hackers rigged voting machines to manipulate the results. The Obama Administration has said it detected no such hacking and that the elections were “free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.”

But reality doesn’t matter in the fake-news world of the far left any more than it does on the far right. The recount may be a progressive gambit to raise money from the gullible, or perhaps to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election. The ultimate Hail Mary would be to raise enough smoke about irregularities that individual electors would deny Mr. Trump the 270 votes he needs in the Electoral College.
Attack. Virtually every person suggested for a Trump administration post is attacked as a "racist." This comes as no surprise in the sense that the Democrats have weaponized the word and use it so frequently it has lost its core meaning. Heather McDonald comments:
Democratic pundits are calling on their party to court working-class and non-coastal whites in the wake of this month’s electoral rout. But the Democratic Party is now dominated by identity politics, which defines whites, particularly heterosexual males, as oppressors of every other population in the U.S. Why should the targets of such thinking embrace an ideology that scorns them?

The most absurd Democratic meme to emerge from the party’s ballot-box defeat is the claim that it is Donald Trump, rather than Democrats, who engages in “aggressive, racialized discourse,” in the words of a Los Angeles Times op-ed. By contrast, President Barack Obama sought a “post-racial, bridge-building society,” according to New York Times reporter Peter Baker. Obama’s post-racial efforts have now “given way to an angry, jeering, us-against-them nation,” writes Baker, in a front-page “news” story.

Tell that valedictory for “post-racial bridge-building” to police officers, who have been living through two years of racialized hatred directed at them in the streets, to the applause of many Democratic politicians. Black Lives Matter rhetoric consists of slogans like: “CPD [Chicago Police Department] KKK, how many children did you kill today?” “Fuck the police,” and “Racist, killer cops.” Officers have been assassinated by Black Lives Matter-inspired killers who set out to kill whites in general and white police officers in particular. Gun murders of law enforcement officers are up 67 percent this year through November 23, following five ambushes and attacks over the November 18 weekend that left a San Antonio police officer and a U.S. marshall dead. A few days before those weekend shootings, anarchist wannabes in Austin led a counting chant based on the template: “What’s better than X dead cops? X + 1 Dead Cops.”
But all of that is perfectly okay in the victimization culture that has been cultivated by the Democrats over the past eight years. If you're defined as a victim, anything you say or do is excused because ... victimization.

It is truly ironic that the Democrats criticized the questioning of election results as "unamerican" until they do it, and bemoan the fact that they have lost the "white working class" while at the same time demonizing the white working class. Then again, clear thinking is not something that the Dems have exhibited for quite some time.


The main stream media continues to undermine its own credibility. In what has to be a classic example of unintended irony, The New York Times trumpets the following headline above the fold: "Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally."

That may be true, but why not add a complementary article, above the fold (right next to the one about Trump) that is headlined: Clinton Campaign, Democrats and Green Party Claim, With No Evidence, That the Election Count in Key States is Fraudulent or Hacked by the Russians"?