We won, you lost, deal with it

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION - Cal Thomas Cal Thomas is syn­di­cated by Tribune Me­dia Ser­vices.

Three years ago, when Repub­li­cans were bat­tling Pres­i­dent Obama over the debt ceil­ing and a government shut­down, the pres­i­dent said, “You don’t like a par­tic­u­lar pol­icy or a par­tic­u­lar pres­i­dent? Then ar­gue for your po­si­tion. Go out there and win an elec­tion.”

That is what Repub­li­cans did on Nov. 8. In ad­di­tion to win­ning the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, Repub­li­cans also main­tained ma­jori­ties in the House and Se­nate and now have 33 gov­er­nor­ships and 32 state leg­is­la­tures un­der GOP con­trol. It was a con­se­quen­tial re­pu­di­a­tion of the far-left poli­cies of the Demo­cratic Party. To para­phrase Mr. Obama: Repub­li­cans won, Democrats lost, now deal with it. Democrats are hav­ing a hard time deal­ing with it and so in­stead of ex­am­in­ing why they and their poli­cies were so roundly re­jected, they have de­cided to take a fa­mil­iar path. They are smear­ing newly named White House coun­selor and chief strate­gist Stephen Ban­non, the ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Bre­it­bart News, as an anti-Semite and bigot with lit­tle or no ev­i­dence, other than guilt by as­so­ci­a­tion for in­cen­di­ary ar­ti­cles posted on Bre­it­bart.com when he was chair­man.

In other overreaction to the elec­tion re­sults, some de­spon­dent left­ies have an­nounced their in­ten­tion to con­tinue vi­o­lat­ing the law when it comes to il­le­gal aliens.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who can’t con­trol the shoot­ing gallery his city has be­come, has said Chicago will con­tinue to be a sanc­tu­ary city for any and all peo­ple who broke fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion laws. He joins the may­ors of New York City, San Fran­cisco, Los An­ge­les and more than two dozen other cities and towns who have made sim­i­lar dec­la­ra­tions, thus vi­o­lat­ing fed­eral law and their oaths of of­fice to de­fend the fed­eral and state con­sti­tu­tions, which state that law­mak­ers, not may­ors (or pres­i­dents, or judges) are the ones who pass laws.

Washington, D.C., ra­dio talk show host Chris Plante has a good idea to counter this law­less­ness. On his pro­gram Tues­day, Plante said that if an il­le­gal im­mi­grant in a sanc­tu­ary city com­mits

a crime, es­pe­cially mur­der, the mayor of that city should be pros­e­cuted by the Jus­tice De­part­ment as an ac­ces­sory. The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion should also an­nounce it will with­hold fed­eral funds for any city that har­bors peo­ple who broke im­mi­gra­tion laws to get here.

Bil­lion­aire glob­al­ist Ge­orge Soros met in Washington this week with House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Elizabeth War­ren, D-Mass., to plot strat­egy for how to stop Trump. Here’s how a story in Politico put it: “Ge­orge Soros and other rich lib­er­als who spent tens of mil­lions of dol­lars try­ing to elect Hil­lary Clin­ton are gath­er­ing in Washington for a three-day, closed­door meet­ing to re­tool the big­money left to fight back against Don­ald Trump.” That was wasted money given the out­come. In busi­ness, if your strat­egy isn’t work­ing, you change the strat­egy. In lib­eral pol­i­tics, it’s like a cult. You be­lieve de­spite any and all ev­i­dence that proves your be­liefs

wrong.

The left and an­gry Democrats be­lieve and be­have as if government is their prop­erty and when Repub­li­cans win, they are steal­ing mer­chan­dise that doesn’t be­long to them. In their ef­forts to kneecap Trump be­fore he takes of­fice, they will again rely on the big me­dia as their ally. Ex­cept it didn’t work dur­ing the cam­paign and it won’t work now be­cause the pub­lic’s trust in news or­ga­ni­za­tions is at a record low.

The dan­ger for Democrats and the left is that the very same “an­gry white vot­ers” they alien­ated dur­ing the cam­paign might be driven even fur­ther away, if they won’t even al­low Trump to take of­fice and have the tra­di­tional hon­ey­moon pe­riod to see if his ideas can be im­ple­mented and whether they work. That can only mean more Repub­li­can vic­to­ries in the fu­ture.

Deal with it!

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