Lunacy over Kavanaugh

It is absolute lunacy. The Marxists in Congress continue to assault the dignity and reputation of Mr. Kavanaugh. 1st it was an attempted sexual assault in high school. The 2nd allegation was exposing himself at college, and a woman accidentally touching his exposed penis. And now, Mr. Kavanaugh is accused of participating in giving high school girls drugs at parties and gang-rapping them. Come on. Really?

Each of these tales get wilder than the one before it. Of course the Leftist loonies believe that a man who is accused of any sexual misconduct is automatically guilty and must prove his innocence if they want to give him that opportunity. But usually he is guilty and should be removed from society without due process.

But that rule doesn’t apply to those men who are Leftists themselves. Like Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and many members of the Democratic Party in Congress who have settled out of court with their victims and never proclaimed their innocence at all.

Of course come Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote in the Senate on Friday. There will probably be another allegation brought up against him. Maybe the Leftists will report that Mr. Kavanaugh really is someone else who has done all these things that we thought was in prison or even never caught. Thus making his whole life a lie.

Funny though that in the SIX FBI background investigations that have happened during Mr. Kavanaugh’s political career that NONE of these things have ever been discovered.

A Tale of Two Catastrophies

When you really think about it (and I do because I really have no life), the confirmation hearings for potential Supreme Court Justice Brett “the Hitman” Kavanaugh are shaping up to be much bigger than whether Kavanaugh gets fitted for a robe before Christmas and whether he’ll carpool with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There are high stakes here for both sides, and eventually there will be winners and losers. Oddly enough, the Left seems to be full of losers, both in the confirmation hearings and in general, but there’s one loss they haven’t considered yet, and given how much time they’ve spent on it, I’m surprised (well, not really) they have overlooked it.

Over the past several months, Leftists have loudly defended the FBI against attacks from President Donald Trump. According to them, it is traitorous to question the loyalty and competency of the men and women who work for the FBI (Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and James Comey, notwithstanding). You couldn’t swing a dead cat and not hit a Leftist voicing support for the FBI or without getting in trouble with PETA.

For some reason, though, the loud Leftist voices have gone silent. Is it because the issue is dead? Not really. President Trump still has concerns, at least some of them valid, at how the FBI conducts itself. Although the frequency of his Tweets on the matter have decreased somewhat, the animosity is still there. But something else is going on that has to do with the FBI: Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and the controversy surrounding it.

To put it mildly, Leftists have jumped on the allegations against Kavanaugh like Rosie O’Donnell on an all-you-can-eat buffet line. Now, here’s where the plot thickens like the aforementioned O’Donnell’s blood after said buffet. Kavanaugh has had six, count ‘em, six background checks done up to and including the Supreme Court. Who conducted these checks?

If you guessed the FBI, you would be correct. If you guessed anything else, you don’t get to move on to the lightning round, you don’t get a year’s supply of Rice A Roni or Turtle Wax, and you don’t even get a lousy edition of the home game. However, you do get a trip around the world as Regis Philbin’s travel buddy.

Six FBI background checks, and not a single shred of evidence linking Kavanaugh to the sexual assaults he’s been accused of. This leads to two possible conclusions. One, there is nothing there that would support the allegations, and two, the FBI missed the same signs six times. Both have the potential to rock the Left to its core, but the latter makes it harder to operate in my opinion because of the remedy they’ve suggested to address the allegations against Kavanaugh: have the FBI open an investigation on whether he sexually assaulted women.

To put it another way, the Left wants the same people who conceivably overlooked the same issues multiple times to look into a situation they conceivably overlooked multiple times. That’s like trusting Hans Blix to find WMDs in Iraq…oh, wait.

The Left is forced into a Kobiashi Maru of their own making. Either they trust the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh while ignoring the six previous times they did just that, or they have to admit the FBI was right all along, thus negating the need for another investigation.

But let’s not tell them just yet. I want to see the looks on their faces when they watch their pro-FBI rhetoric explode in their faces.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

The annuls of human history is rife with stories of people competing for different titles and accolades. Olympic athletes train to win a gold medal. Scientifically minded students strive to win a blue ribbon at a science fair. Farm kids work year-round to have their livestock named best in show.

And in Leftist circles, they compete to see how “woke” they are.

Although no one has figured out a way to measure how woke someone is (or how to commercialize it or turn it into an annual award ceremony for that matter), it’s fun watching people who make Edgar Winter look like George Hamilton using the term.

Plus, it’s going to be fun exploring it further here!

woke

What the Left thinks it means – being aware of world events, especially concerning people of color

What it really means – a dick measuring contest for people wearing pussy hats

Urban Dictionary has a number of definitions for “woke” (some of which are entertaining in and of themselves), but from watching Leftists use the term, I’ve come to two conclusions. One, they will do anything to sound hip, even when it’s borderline racist. And two, it’s a buzzword that should have had the lifespan of a Tamagotchi. (Both the fad and the virtual monsters themselves.)

When I was growing up, there was another term that woke has replaced: “down with the struggle.” And oddly enough, it was the same group of people who used that term who are using woke today: white Leftists. And usually it was done to try to fit in with blacks who were protesting against racial mistreatment. The only way it would have been worse would have been if the white Leftists started dressing like Black Panthers, not from the news, but from TV shows and movies. Nothing says “I oppose your oppression” like looking like you just stepped out of a paramilitary J. Crew catalog.

By adopting the hip language, the Left is attempting to co-opt the concept behind it for political purposes. As I’ve noted previously, when you control the language, you control the narrative. By using “woke” to appear to be on the right side of an issue, the Left tries to give people the impression they understand and empathize with those who feel they’re oppressed. That way, they can insert the impression the Left can address that oppression and alleviate it.

Of course, that impression is falser than Stormy Daniels’…lawyer. (Get your minds out of the gutter!)

It’s one thing to be aware of a person’s problem and feel for him or her. It’s another thing to do something about it. And that’s where the Left always fails. Once they express how much they care about an issue, to them, it’s enough. It’s up to others to do the heavy lifting because doing something about the problem is so hard, guys! And if you wouldn’t mind, could you pick up the tab because they totally left their wallets at home?

And where does that leave the people with the problem? Waiting for help.

Instead of trying to figure out how woke you are, it would be a better idea to figure out what to do. The Left has an answer (vote for their candidates and advance their agenda), but in looking at their track record, it isn’t working, much like the Leftists trying to be woke. Has being woke helped get clean water to Flint, Michigan? Nope. And it never will. Problems need solutions, not catchphrases.

So, what’s the point to being woke?

From where I sit, there isn’t one. It’s just a way to create an arbitrary measurement of how much someone cares about an issue without investing any time, money, or sweat to resolving it. In other words, it’s the “Seinfeld” approach to resolving issues.

I know that doesn’t make me woke, but having seen some of the people who profess to be woke, I’m happy being asleep.

The Party of Noooooooope!

During the Obama Presidency, Democrats and Leftists gave the Republican Party a nickname, “The Party of No” because they opposed Obama’s agenda. Gee, an opposition party not wanting a President from a certain party to succeed? Why that’s…completely expected!

Lately, though, I’ve had to wonder what is in the DNC’s water supply or whether they’ve moved their headquarters to Colorado because the Left has gone beyond merely opposing Donald Trump’s agenda. They’re heading into Bad Idea Territory. Here are a few examples.

1) In the light of the recent March for Future Democrat Votes (also known as the March For Our Lives), the Left has made a renewed push to repeal the Second Amendment. But they’re totally not trying to take away anybody’s guns.

2) A Planned Parenthood center’s Twitter account had a tweet lamenting there should be a Disney Princess who had an abortion. Oddly enough, that tweet was deleted. I wonder why…

3) The state of California is suing the Trump Administration for including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. This might have a bearing on why the state openly defied federal law and declared themselves to be a “Sanctuary State.”

4) The relaunch of “Roseanne” was met with Leftist resistance because the main character voted for Trump.

And those have just happened this week!

The Left has never been an ideology that has attracted the best and brightest, but even so, some of these ideas are dumber than putting Joe Biden in charge of sexual harassment training. (Note to Leftists reading this: This is not a serious suggestion. Do not treat it as such.) The ideas coming out of the Left within the past few years have not made them any friends, but it has made them plenty of detractors.

At this point, I see the Left pandering more for votes than at any other time in recent history. A big part of that is because of Bernie Sanders. During the 2016 election, Sanders gave the Left a choice: continue on the path they were on, or blaze a new trail. Although Hillary Clinton ultimately won the nomination, it wasn’t without a lot of Leftists wanting to continue on the new trail instead of circling back. And these Leftists will vote outside of the prescribed candidates to further their ideological goals. Combine with that the fact Democrats keep voting in people who swing to the Left of even Clinton, and you have a voter bloc that can be boom or bust for the DNC.

Hence, the reason behind their recent insanity. Behind the cries for a living wage or stricter gun laws from Democrat politicians is a political calculation with more than a little cynicism mixed in for good measure. The problem is the potential voters they’re courting might not be so quick to come back. These voters are looking for a bit more ideological purity than the DNC can provide, and they aren’t afraid to rock the boat in favor of candidates and policies they want, no matter how outrageous they are. This will force Democrats to walk the walk and talk the talk if they want these votes.

And that is going to backfire spectacularly. As the Democrats go further Left, the vaunted middle (of which your humble correspondent is a member) isn’t willing to go along with them. More often than not, the Left will cross a threshold that make people outside of its ideological bubble think twice about the logic, judgment, and sanity behind the move. If the Democrats aren’t careful, they will be giving up the middle to chase votes that may or may not show up when it counts.

But, hey. You do you, Leftists!

Not Neutrality

I woke up this morning and something was wrong. I didn’t feel any different, but I knew something was wrong. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then, I tried logging onto the Internet…and it was just fine. No delays, no demands for money. Just an easy logon. Then, I figured out what was wrong.

The proponents of Net Neutrality had brought Y2K back.

Seriously, was there any doubt the pro-Net Neutrality side were going to wind up with a hatchery’s worth of eggs on their faces? Anyone with a lick of common sense could have figured out the “Net Neutrality will save the Internet” line was bogus from the get go. Then again, common sense in today’s society is like finding a unicorn in your Lucky Charms.

I have a series of immutable laws that have been developed over years of observation and repetition. One of these laws is the more one side has to rely on fear to make a point, the less likely that point is valid. And Net Neutrality is pretty much all fearmongering. As it plays out, the pro-NN side wants you to believe each ISP owner is only concerned about making money and doesn’t give a tenth of a damn about the little guy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Basic economics says if you price something out of people’s ability to pay it, you lose customers and, get this, revenue. For the Net Neutrality advocates to be right, ISPs would have to literally go against their best interests.

If that wasn’t insane enough, Net Neutrality doesn’t even address the problem it seeks to solve. Granted, one of the NN provisions is transparency, but if you’re dishonest, you can find ways to hide bad behavior in plain sight and no one will be the wiser. Case in point: Harvey Weinstein. It gets even harder to be transparent when the entity controlling the Internet is the federal government. You shouldn’t need a Freedom of Information Act filing to find out if you’re getting the fastest speed for your area, but with Net Neutrality, it’s only a step or two away from that bureaucratic nightmare.

You know who has solved the problem? Cell phone providers. Thanks to technological advances, we can now stay connected to the Internet almost anywhere around the world using our cell phones. And if we need Internet access, our phones can turn into WiFi hotspots or we can buy gadgets that can do the same thing. And you thought having the Internet at your fingertips was only good for winning bar bets!

Cell phone providers have rendered the problems Net Neutrality sought to address obsolete. And if you think it merely shifts the power from ISPs to Verizon, et al, remember cell phone providers also are bound by the laws of economics.

Above all else, Net Neutrality fails to take into account the concept of competition. Back in the day, I would take my laptop with me to visit my parents and I had to deal with the slow and spotty Internet of being in a small town in northeast Iowa. Although this might seem to be an example of how Net Neutrality could be good, it’s actually not. Satellite technology has made Internet access available to people in rural areas as well as urban areas, and it can be bundled with existing satellite TV providers like Dish and DirectTV for only a marginal monthly fee.

Wow! It’s almost as if the free market has an answer for the problems Net Neutrality proponents find, because, well, it has! And it will continue to do so for long after we’ve gotten past the point where the Internet is the go-to for information, entertainment, directions, gaming, and great blog posts like this one. Okay, so that last one may be a bit sketchy, but you get the idea.

Now if only the Net Neutrality supporters would.

It’s Not My Fault!

We are totally living in a police state, kids! How do I know?

A college professor got fired for expressing an opinion. Granted, that opinion was that President Donald Trump should be shot, but it was totally because we’re living in a police state!

The former professor in question is Kevin Allred, a women’s studies professor formerly of Montclair State whose claim to fame (prior to wanting the President to be shot, that is) was teaching a class about…Beyonce. Think of all the brilliant young minds cut short without Allred’s class. I’m sure all 2 of them are greatly disappointed.

There is a reason behind this blog outside of having a Schadenfreude-palooza. Allred took to Twitter complaining about how his free speech rights cost him his job, a job he got fired from before he actually started teaching at Montclair State, and how he got fired because of “Trump trolls.” Yep, it wasn’t the fact he threatened the sitting President repeatedly on Twitter, it was because people got upset at what he said.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Left isn’t big on accepting responsibility for their mistakes. Whether it’s Allred or Hillary Clinton or Kathy Griffin, the Left is quick to point fingers at everyone else, but slow to consider they might just be the only ones to blame for their missteps. This can easily be explained by one three letter word: ego.

It may be hard for people who haven’t been Leftists to understand, but a lot of their political ideology involves their belief they are the smartest people in the room at all times, even when they’re in a room full of people far smarter than they could ever dream of being. Naturally, this creates an exaggerated delusion of grandeur to the point Narcissus would look positively Amish. Combine this with the Left’s self-imposed sense of superior morality, and you have a hubris cocktail devoid of self-awareness.

Now, remember this isn’t based on Leftists being smarter or more moral than the rest of us. This is all them. They hang out in the same circles, hearing the same rhetoric regurgitated ad nauseum, and thinking the same thoughts. When you’re in an echo chamber, it’s easy to mistake volume for sensible agreement. And when someone dares to disrupt the echo chamber, the Left doesn’t consider it a possible opportunity to defend their position; they consider it a personal assault and react accordingly.

That is to say they go on the attack.

If you want to see a prime example of this, check out the recent debate between conservative Ben Shapiro and Leftist Cenk Uygur. During the debate, Cenk decided to insult the audience when he thought they questioned his intelligence. In fairness to Cenk, though, it was wrong of the audience to question his intelligence when it cannot be confirmed he has any. Bad crowd!

By talking down to the audience, Cenk cemented his image as a condescending know-nothing, which apparently is a resume enhancer to the Left. But to those of us not in the Leftist bubble, it comes off just as it sounds and looks, and it doesn’t help win friends and influence people. And if these Leftists want to make gains in the 2018 and 2020 elections, they need to cut it out.

Of course, they won’t, so it will give birth to more fingerpointing at everyone but themselves. Plus, it will give me a lot more material to work with for future blogs, so it’s a win-win. Yay me.

The Whines of War

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump dropped a MOAB bomb on ISIS tunnels in Syria. And, as expected, the Left acted like you offered them bacon when they asked for free range tofu burgers with free trade soybean sprouts. If you haven’t tried the latter, let’s just say you’re not missing much unless your diet is blander than an Al Gore audiobook.

The Left has its collectivist feathers all aruffle over Trump’s use of the MOAB, even going so far as to question why he didn’t seek Congressional approval to do it and whether it was Constitutional for him to do it. Some have even gone so far as to say “See? We told you he would get us into a world war!” or “See? He’s trying to divert attention away from the Russian investigation!” And, all I can do in response is shake my head in disbelief. After a long fit of hysterical laughter, that is.

Listen, Leftists. What Trump is doing is both Constitutional and legal, thanks to a little ditty I like to call the War Powers Act. In short, the War Powers Act allows the President to initiate military actions without Congressional approval for 90 days. I don’t like it because it circumvents Congress’ role in warfare, but it’s the law. Until it gets changed, Trump is allowed to use it, and no amount of foot-stomping will change it.

Additionally, both houses of Congress are controlled by the Republicans. You know, the same Republicans Leftists claim want to kill Grandma, starve the poor, and take away everybody’s health care so the rich can have a tax cut? Think this through! The people you Leftists have been treating like scum for the past few years are now going to bend over backwards to do your ill-advised will? Rarely outside of a Sheila Jackson Lee interview have I heard such absolute stupidity.

Even if you ignore the bad blood between the Left and Congressional Republicans, it would be a hard sell. See, the Left has this notion the best way to handle ISIS is to negotiate with them. You know, treat them like you would a foreign leader. Except…ISIS isn’t a foreign leader. It’s a terrorist organization that treats women and gays far worse than you claim Donald Trump does, but they seem to have your blessing. Maybe it has something to do with being useful idiots or the previous Administration giving terrorists lawyers, guns, and money, but the Right doesn’t swing that way usually. They prefer to handle ISIS the old fashioned way: lots and lots of violence. Now, you may think bombing ISIS into the Stone Age (which would be a huge step forward) will only create more terrorists, thus making the problem worse. And you may be right. Of course, with enough bombing, ISIS may win, but there will be a lot fewer of them available for the awards ceremony.

As far as getting us involved in a world war, that concept is a bit melodramatic. And by a bit, I mean more of a drama queen than Meryl Streep. The fact is we’re not getting other countries involved yet, and those who might get involved are either going to be on our side or are going to have to explain why they’re cool with ISIS. Spoiler Alert: being cool with ISIS is not a resume builder.

Then, there are people who think the bombing was an attempt to divert attention away from the Russia investigation. When you believe in conspiracy theories, anything can be used to “prove” they’re right, even if they make no logical sense. Of course, the fact they make no logical sense should be the first sign the conspiracy theory might be more cracked than a Ming vase in a house full of toddlers learning to walk.

And the “bombing to divert attention away from Russia” idea is just like that Ming vase. Do you know why? Because the Russia investigation is going nowhere faster than Shia Lebouf’s movie career. I know you Leftists are waiting with bated breath for the other shoe to drop, but that first shoe you heard was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign crashing and burning, Hindenburg style. Right now, you are hanging your hopes of rumors, extensions of rumors, and anonymous sources. In other words, you’re less credible than the “Birthers” you derided during the Obama years.

We will see what, if anything, comes from bombing ISIS, but there is one thing that is sure to happen.

The Left will continue to remind people why they’re no longer in power.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Remember the riot…I mean peaceful protests at UC Berkeley a few weeks ago? It seems what we saw (protestors destroying property, lighting fires, and generally being asshats) wasn’t what we saw, at least according to the Left. Yes, dear reader, the rioters weren’t part of the protests, but were a separate group that call themselves antifa, short for anti-fascist. They wore masks so they couldn’t be identified, but they were totally not with the protestors…even though the protestors cheered them on as seen on
video.

The Left has been trying to create a distinction between the protestors and antifa without much success. Apparently it takes more twisting than a yoga master making pretzels to make that distinction real. But at least we have a new entry for our Lexicon.

antifa

What the Left believes it means – a violent anti-fascist group

What it really means – rebels without a clue

Whenever Leftists try to distance themselves from activities they support but know would hurt their narrative, they create distinctions without a difference. After all, these are the same people who think it’s okay to punch Nazis (or people they think are Nazis like Richard Spencer), so it’s not too much of a stretch to think they might be totes cool with antifa’s tactics. So, instead of accepting their baser nature, they hold antifa at arm’s length with a wink and a nod.

So, is antifa truly anti-fascist? That depends on which definition of fascism you use. If you use the Left’s version, the answer is yes. If you use the actual definition (as noted in a previous Leftist Lexicon entry), the answer isn’t as clear. But for the purpose of cutting to the chase, let’s just say antifa needs to brush up on its dictionary usage because they’re employing the tactics fascists use.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s because they’re both Leftist groups. Make no mistake, there is very little difference between the Berkeley protesters and antifa as far as ideology goes. Antifa is just a bit more willing to act on the rhetoric, even if it’s behind a mask. That takes a level of courage most Leftists will never achieve, as wrongheaded as it is.

Having said that, what exactly does antifa wish to achieve by acting like a fascist Lone Ranger? Striking a blow against fascism comes to mind, but as we’ve seen, they’re not going to accomplish that by being fascists. It’s kind of like using napalm to take care of an ant problem. Besides, everyone knows the best way to take care of ants is to use a magnifying glass on a sunny day…

I did a little research on antifa (because, dammit, I care) to find out more about their movement, and not surprisingly, they are also anti-capitalism according to NYC Antifa’s blog site. Hmmmm… now, why would that be? Could it be they’re using Mussolini’s definition of fascism as corporatism? Why, yes, yes it could. In fact, I’m willing to bet my entire paycheck from this blog that they subscribe to his definition, as wrongheaded as it is. (Editor’s note: We are not paying Mr. Lindaman for his contributions, so he’s getting exactly what he’s worth.) And if they are, they are using a fascist’s definition of the term as their reason to be anti-fascist. There’s a term for that kind of cognitive dissidence…oh, yeah, dumbassery.

Let me put forth a radical idea: Antifa is merely Astroturf Wall Street 2: Electric Boogaloo. Before you Leftists start writing angry emails (fraught with misspelled words, capital letters, and more vulgarity than Lisa Lampanelli with Tourettes), take a look at what these groups advocate and do. Both are anti-capitalism (odd considering how dependent they are on technology made by capitalists). Both have been moved to act based on their perception of the world. Both are not above violent means to achieve their ends. Face it, kids. Antifa is one rape circle away from turning UC Berkeley into Zuccotti Park West.

Let me make one thing clear, though. I am anti-fascist, and I would think most people would feel the same way. Fascism on paper and in practice is a horrible totalitarian mindset that stifles freedom and leads to violent disruption of any and all opposition. Think the global climate change cult with heavy artillery.

Where antifa and I part company is that I don’t feel I need to burn down the marketplace of ideas to compete in it. You can try to dress it up like civil disobedience (as the Left is wont to do), but it’s definitely not a good look for you, even if everyone else is wearing it. And you Leftists trying to play both sides of the antifa fence, you need to realize you’re not that different from antifa, and by saying they’re not like you, you are giving them the ammunition to attack you sooner or later. To them, you are
poseurs trying to fit in with the cool kids, and that never ends well. Unless you’re willing to strap on a mask and burn down your local Starbucks, you’re the enemy and need to be defeated.

Good luck with that.

Farcing My Hand

Leftists, we need to have a talk. And by talk, I mean you’re going to shut your pieholes and listen for a bit. I know it’s a bit of a change for you, but I have something you need to hear.

I was not a Donald Trump supporter, but you are driving me to become one because you’re being dumbasses. For the better part of 2016, you have treated people who didn’t support your candidate/ideology as subhuman cretins incapable of higher brain functions. Yeah, and you wonder why you lost.

Instead of learning from your mistakes, you have been doubling down more than a blackjack player who keeps getting dealt 11s. Now, you have hatched all sorts of conspiracy theories based on little more than feelings.

Take the Russian “election hacking” for example. You guys have been trying to impeach Trump for this, even before he took the Oath of Office. Now, in spite of the fact there is literally zero evidence Russia did anything to affect the outcome of 2016 election, you guys are still throwing out the allegation as though it were gospel. As much as you want to believe Boris and Natasha were sneaking into ballot boxes and changing votes, that isn’t enough.

Let me make something crystal clear.

This. Isn’t. A. Thing. It. Was. Never. A. Thing. It. Will. Never. Be. A. Thing.

Got it? Good.

As the weeks since Election Day have come and gone, you Leftists have gotten more and more unhinged. In fact, the person in the video wailing at Trump being announced as President of the United States is now positively stoic compared to the way you folks are acting right now. Seriously, you’re elevating Maxine Waters, a Democrat not exactly known for her intellect, to be the spokesperson for the impeachment efforts against Trump? You might as well get Bozo the Clown to be lead counsel, provided he doesn’t want to be associated with actual clowns.

Then, there are the Senate Democrats doing everything they can to malign and try to obstruct Trump’s Cabinet picks whenever and wherever they can. So far, their obstruction has resulted in a grand total of…zero picks getting rejected.

When you pull stunts like these, you force people like me to defend Donald Trump. And the more crap you throw at the wall in the hopes something sticks, the less seriously I take you. And the less seriously I take you, the more I will mock you. Not that I mind the target-rich environment, mind you…

The point I’m trying to make is you’re hurting yourselves in the long run by being the immature little brats you’ve been since, oh, ever. If you want to beat Donald Trump and the Republicans, you have to present a legitimate alternative to the vision they’re presenting. And when your alternative is the intellectual equivalent of a dumpster fire, Trump and the GOP win by default.

So, let me put it this way. Start bringing your A game or get used to people like me dismissing you out of hand. And if you think I’m alone in this, think again. Grow up, or learn to love the taste failure. The choice is yours.

Intervention

Leftists, we need to talk.

Since Election Day, you guys have gotten really unhinged. I’m not talking your normal level of unhingedness. I’m talking Nick Nolte on a Red Bull and cocaine bender unhinged.

In the past week, Rosie O’Donnell tweeted she wanted martial law to be enacted until Donald Trump could be cleared of all charges. Of course, she doesn’t say what charges exactly, but given how Russian hacking is in the news and living rent free in your heads, I’m guessing that’s the charges in question. Now, I’ve come to expect this from Rosie, so it didn’t shock me. What shocked me was the number of people who agreed with her.

Let’s take a step back away from the abyss here for a moment. We have people thinking martial law is the way to stop Trump from being President, and they don’t see anything wrong with that. As someone who happens to like freedom, I have to object. Not only is it a stupid short-term solution to a minor problem, but it’s not one you can just take back once you’re satisfied. Yeah, once you give government that much power, they tend not to give it back so quickly.

Then, there are the celebrities holding an anti-inaugural concert to compete with Inauguration Day. I’m sure it will be well-attended and will make a lot of news, but think about this for a second. You guys did stuff like this before Trump won the Presidency, and how did that work out for you? No matter how many concerts you hold, no matter how many celebrities give their opinions on our future, no matter how much you stomp your feet in anger and disgust, it’s not going to work. Donald Trump is going to be President, and it’s going to be for a while.

Consider this to be an intervention because you Leftists are addicted to stupid.

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, and you have a lot of problems starting with the soon-to-be-former President, Barack Obama. He helped you win the White House in 2008 and since then has done nothing to help you advance. If anything, he has caused your ideology to take several steps back by living up to your current standards. Obama could have ensured a progressive future if he (and you) had been more willing to find ways to compromise. Instead, once he won, he (and you) decided to use a chainsaw where a scalpel was needed.

Then, came Hillary Clinton, who was the ideological heir to Obama’s kingdom, but didn’t have the same charisma to pull off the argument. Let’s not forget this is the same Hillary Clinton who got trounced by Obama in 2008, but 8 years later she’s supposed to be unbeatable? Well, when you have a DNC chair willing to rig the primaries for her, maybe she thought she was unbeatable. And it doesn’t hurt to have a temporary DNC chair feed debate questions to her campaign.

Yet, with all of that rigging, Hillary Clinton lost. And, no, her winning the popular vote doesn’t give your side any more credibility because the Presidency is not always awarded to the candidate who wins the most votes. This may help you in making a case to do away with the Electoral College, but it doesn’t reverse the 2016 election.

Maybe if you hadn’t mocked Trump’s claims of a rigged election when you thought you were winning, you might have a leg to stand on. As it stands, you’re the ideological equivalent of Lt. Dan from “Forrest Gump.”

While you’re trying to find your way out of the wilderness, you will need people to step up as leaders. Given the fact Nancy Pelosi is still House Minority Leader, you folks are sticking with some of the morons that got you President Trump. I understand loyalty, but loyalty towards someone who has literally been an anchor to your political power is insanity. It’s time for you to find new leaders, people who can actually represent what you believe and be effective voices in articulating your vision. And, no, “we’re not Trump” isn’t effective. It didn’t work for Hillary, and it won’t work going forward. When you define yourself in terms of your opposition, you not only fail to make your argument, but you also bring attention to your opponent.

Also, you need to ratchet the negativity down a lot. With your current train of thought, you are guaranteeing more people will be willing to give Trump a chance because you are being ugly, authoritarian asshats. Remember how you went after the “alt-right”? Well, contrary to what you think, there are a lot of people you lumped in with the alt-right that do not agree with conservative causes. In short, you created monsters from people who agree with you, but because they don’t agree with you 100% of the time, you treated them like garbage.

By the way, Donald Trump thanks you for the votes and support, and I say this as someone who isn’t thrilled with the prospect of a Trump Presidency.

And you know why Trump won a majority of the country? He wasn’t an arrogant snob like you have become. You may think you’re the smartest people in the room, but you don’t have to tell us you are. Words don’t mean anything unless there are actions to back them up. Talking down to people you disagree with or who don’t live on the coasts is a clear turn-off. And calling us racists, sexists, homophobes, etc., because Hillary lost isn’t the way to win elections and influence voters. But I’m sure it will totally work for you in 2018.

By the way, that was sarcasm.

As a recovering Leftist myself, I see the patterns you have fallen into and need to overcome for your continued survival. Take the first step and get weaned off the stupid.