I'm sick of the left-wing intolerance, outright bullying and hypocrisy. I implore my conservative friends and readers to stand up to the left's harassment at every opportunity. And I would hope that those on the other side of the political fence will also speak out against the bullying and harassment.
A dear friend recently took down her Facebook page. She explained: "I'm just sick to death of bleeding heart liberals pointing accusatory fingers in my direction. I've kept my mouth shut for eight long, miserable years and the second I express an opinion, I'm excoriated. I'm just so tired of it. What with Trump being inaugurated this coming week, the abuse is about to get much worse."
At least 28 Democratic members of the House say they will not attend the Trump inauguration. A presidential inauguration is a demonstration of this country's peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. The entire world watches. But, the Democrats are fond of boycotts. After all, 58 Democrats refused to attend Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress in early 2015, when he explained his opposition to the Iranian nuke deal.
Democratic Representative John Lewis is referred to as a "civil rights icon." That makes it all the more disappointing that he said "I don't see this President-elect as a legitimate president." He explained that Russian involvement helped elect Trump and destroy Hillary. Of course, whatever Russian involvement there may have been (which should be investigated) does not mean that is why Trump won. And wasn't Lewis, along with many other Democrats, outraged that some attacked Obama's legitimacy, based on where he might have have been born?
California Congresswoman Barbara Lee explained why she would not attend: "I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance." Wait a second. In 2009, weren't the Democrats whining about Republicans allegedly saying they wanted Obama to fail, when they really wanted Obama not to be successful in passing his left-wing agenda? Sounds like Lee is saying she wants Trump to fail. When Republicans did it, many said it was because they were racist. Anybody accusing Lee of being racist? No, because conservatives understand policy differences do not equate to racism.
Singer Jennifer Holliday had to withdraw from participating in the Trump inauguration. According to The Blaze, Holliday explained: "It brought a lot of threats from people already saying I'll never work again. If that's what America has come to, where we all hate and bully people, there's no more freedom of speech." Holliday then apologized to her LGBT supporters for her "lapse of judgment." If I had the opportunity, I would explain to Ms. Holliday that today's leftists do not even recognize that they are no different than Joseph McCarthy. Assuming they know what McCarthyism was, they would still condemn it, yet miss the irony of engaging in the same tactics themselves.
The Daily Mail reported that opera singer Andrea Bocelli also withdrew from participating in the inauguration. His reason? He received death threats. Threats, intimidation, bullying - none of it will stop unless people on that side of the fence strongly speak out against it.
CIA Director John Brennan felt a need to publicly warn Trump about easing sanctions on Russia. "I think he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road." Apparently, Brennan must have felt that Obama had a much better understanding of Russia. Like when Obama was caught on the open mic telling Medvedev: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it's important for him (Putin) to give me space...This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." Medvedev: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir (Putin)."
It turned out that Putin was the one with more flexibility. Sensing Obama's weakness, Putin and Russia took over the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, and helped Bashar Assad slaughter tens of thousands in Syria. Of course, the prior President, Bush, did not exactly have a good grip on Putin's nature either. Bush: "I looked the man in the eye...I found him very straight-forward and trustworthy...I was able to get a sense of his soul."
Lastly, FBI Director James Comey is going to be investigated by the Justice Department's Inspector General. The investigation will look into Comey's handling of the Clinton email scandal. The left not only wants a "fall guy" to explain why Hillary lost. They also want another reason to question Trump's legitimacy as President. The Russians got Trump elected. Comey got Trump elected. The deplorables got Trump elected. Here's the truth: Obama got Trump elected; in the same way that Bush got Obama elected.