Friday, June 03, 2016

Dear Trump protestors,

Dear Anti-Trump protesters,

As a student of history, and as an observer of the American political process as a whole, I have been watching the increasing violence of your protests with some cynical bemusement.

First off, we're electing a President, and not a God-King.  No matter which of the -- quite frankly -- dismal prospects available in this election wins the Oval Office, at least some part of Congress is going to dig in their heels and do their level best to stymie anything that President does.

Near as I can tell, you idiots seem to confuse "President" with "King".  Maybe there's some psychological projection going on there, an unconscious desire for a benevolent King surfacing in your little hearts, or something, but without a majority of Congress backing him (and trust me, most of Congress hates Donald Trump almost as much as you do), the best a President can do is twiddle his thumbs for four years.

Yes, I know about Executive Orders.  I also know that Congress has multiple ways to pimp-slap an Executive Order across the Capitol (How many years has it been since the BATFE had an actual director?  Five?) from passing legislation that contravenes the Executive Order; going through holding back funding of the Executive Order, all the way to not confirming key people required (Hello, BATFE! How's that "Acting Director" thing working out for you?).

Second off, the country that survived the likes of Warren G. Harding, Andrew Johnson, and James Buchanan is going to survive this election cycle.  Get your Hanes out of the half-hitch, and breathe.

However, I would be remiss if I did not point out that the major effect of your little tantrum throwing is to irritate a large majority of neutral-leaning folks.  Americans are fairly predictable when it comes to getting annoyed -- they tend to do whatever it takes to annoy the people that are pissing them off.

Every time you hold up traffic -- some neutral voter who's being discommoded is going to decide to vote for Donald Trump just because it will upset you.

Every time you show up on the TeeVee screen pelting a little blonde gal with eggs -- someone watching is going to decide to vote for Donald Trump, just to whiz in your Post Toasties.

Every time you show your violent little arses on national TeeVee, voters who would have voted against Donald Trump are going to vote for him ... just to stick a metaphorical finger in your eye.

In other words:


Not that I really give two hoots in hell either way, but someone should be giving you the warning that your parents and your teachers obviously skipped out in giving.

Nothing but love,

LawDog

14 comments:

Ratus said...

Yes, Lawdog. This is what they get for calling every gop candidate an "extremist".

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

And just how much better, if the folks got miffed enough every cycle to vote the previous batch of critters OUT!!

deborah harvey said...

my understanding [correct me, please] is that most of them are paid and bussed in, in order to create disorder.
they won't be paid if they don't show up.

Kristophr said...

Which creates a way to deal with this crap. Sue the various Soros fronts, and get court orders forbidding them from busing in violent rent-a-mobs.

Of course, the smart thing to do would be to let them continue making asses of themselves, and continue to get out the Trump vote. I suggest bringing, at the very least, pepper spray if you want to attend a rally. You might need it.

Old NFO said...

You are correct Deb... sigh...

Goober said...

This needs to stop. One of the things I'm most proud of being an American is that for over two centuries now, we've mostly had peaceful transfers of power.

So this violence and rioting crap needs to stop.

Now.

Act like adults, people, it's not that goddamned important.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me the violent ones are mostly Hispanic and hide their identities. Maybe they are worried about being deported?

Robin Bobcat said...

Thd trick of course being... paid and bussed in by which side?

Ken said...

Near as I can tell, you idiots seem to confuse "President" with "King". Maybe there's some psychological projection going on there, an unconscious desire for a benevolent King surfacing in your little hearts...

1 Samuel 8...or if you prefer something a little more secular, "This has all happened before. It will all happen again."

Rick Street said...

Dog you are spot on with your observations about this pack of ninnies.

C. S. P. Schofield said...

Robert Frezza said, in one of his books (look 'em up, you won't be disappointed) that at some point in the life cycle of any political group or movement it becomes possible to predict, with some accuracy, its future behavior by assuming that it has been taken over by a secret cabal bent on its destruction.

Elizabeth Hanson said...

The immaturity is unbelievable. And they don't even realize that they are just the pawns of the power elite.

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Paul Rust said...

They don't realize that the two parties are a different side of the same coin. At least this time around we got someone that is not bought and payed for in Trump. But still, things are basically the same when this is looked at in a historical lens. Great article!