We’ve all witnessed the tears, teeth-nashing, foul language, etc. exhibited by the left after the election of President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election. Reading or watching the news, through any media outlet, up until election day, gave the viewer many ways that Democrat Hillary Clinton could achieve victory through the electoral college, while giving Republican Donald Trump little more than a snowball’s chance in hell of garnering the 270 electoral votes needed to become the president of the United States.
We all know what happened and were exposed to the whininess of the Democrats. They were scared their rights would be taken away from them, particularly the rights of women, minorities, and illegal immigrants (as if this group should have any rights). We also were exposed to groups of skanky women, wearing imbecilic hats and costumes depicting female body parts, marching on Washington DC and in other cities the day after President Trump’s inauguration.
In addition to that awful women’s march, the left has continually demonstrated, well actually, rioted, often destroying property, blocking commerce, and even injuring people. And all of this because their candidate lost the election. You would have thought that this was the first time that a Democrat had lost an election.
Here’s something for you liberals to put in your pipes and smoke! Eight years ago, in 2008, and four years ago in 2012, Republicans were upset at the election of Democrat Barack Obama. I have never been a Barack Obama supporter or fan. Like everyone else, I saw the young state senator’s speech at the 2004 Democrat National Convention. While the Democrats were slobbering all over themselves, something un-nerved me about this man. Two years later, this community organizer, state senator from Illinois was elected U.S. Senator.
Fast-forward to 2008, this two-year U.S. Senator was nominated by the Democrat party for president of the United States, and his wife indicated that for the first time in her life, she was proud of her country. Of course, Obama was elected president during a time of economic crises over a moderate Republican who admitted to not being an expert on the economy.
Because I disliked Obama and wife, Michelle, I turned off the election returns as soon as it became inevitable that Obama was going to win and be our next president. All liberals, especially one black liberal friend of mine, were having multiple orgasms. ”He’s going to create jobs and save our country and perhaps our planet. Everyone’s going to have either free or affordable healthcare, energy will be cheaper, we won’t have to make our mortgage payments, etc. No more wars, somehow this new president is going to forge peace on the planet.”
I also refused to watch any part of the inaugural festivities. In 2008-early 2009, I had yet to delve into social media, so there were very few places for me to vent and express my frustration with the election results that I was convinced was “One Big-Assed Mistake America.” Plus, many moderate Republicans and Independents had jumped on the Obama bandwagon. And why not? He was young, energetic, had a great family, and he was black. Many voters, regardless of where he stood on the issues, voted for him anyway. It had been a generation since Civil Rights legislation was passed in the United States. Wasn’t it about time we had a black president?
I wouldn’t say that I was depressed about the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, but I was concerned for the nation. I, along with many, did believe that Obama’s goal was to either destroy the United States of America or weaken it to a point where we were no longer an exceptional nation.
Those of us who felt and still feel that climate change is a hoax were demonized by the left, including Obama. Of course, Obama was anxious to jump onto the climate change bandwagon and would be signing treaties with other countries to agree to diminish carbon emissions. With this, he would be pushing green energy and the elimination of our dependence on fossil fuels. Obama even indicated that the cost of energy would necessarily rise. Imagine if a Republican had uttered those words. As a hard-working middle-class American I was ultra-concerned about my energy bills increasing.
Initially, those of us who were wary of Obama didn’t know what he would do with regards to race, even though he had indicated that we were not a “red America” or a “blue America.” We would now be a “purple America.” It didn’t take long, though, to see just what Obama was all about when it came to race. Not long after Obama had become president, black college professor, Henry Louis Gates, was arrested while attempting to enter his home after being away on an extended trip, even though the police were responding to a neighbor’s call that someone was breaking into a house on the street. Without knowing the facts of the case or waiting until the investigation was complete, Obama said that the police acted “stupidly.” It sure appeared that Obama was going to be a racist president, a fact that was continually re-enforced many times during his presidency.
From the beginning of his term, I always felt that Obama was an American hater with a goal of eventually destroying the United States of America. As a hard-working American, this concerned me. How would his self-admitted economic doctrine of “redistribution of wealth” affect me as I was planning for retirement. Would he encourage the passing of legislation to somehow damage everyone’s 401(k)’s?
It was obvious that he hated people like me, southern white conservative Christians. I don’t know of any conservatives who acted then like many liberals are acting now…crying, wringing their hands, calling President Trump names such as antichrist, demanding safe places, claiming to have “Trump deranged syndrome”, etc. We were though, concerned, with most conservatives indicating that if Obama is elected to a second term, we were doomed.
Fast-forward to the elections of 2012, Obama was re-elected to a second term despite his miserable performance during this first term. Many felt this was due to the “October surprise” known as super storm Sandy, a minimal hurricane/tropical storm that plowed through some of the most densely populated areas of the nation. In the aftermath, Obama actually like a human being that cared about the damage that had been done and the people that had been affected. Hugging Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, didn’t hurt Obama’s quest for that second term either.
At this point, many Republicans, including myself felt that we were doomed and I might describe my mental condition as somewhat depressed. I had no trouble getting out of bed and going to work. There was no choice. And my football team was number one. Later that year, 2013, I decided to quit my day job and start my own business despite a slow-growing economy and an administration that hated everything I stood for. After exhausting my Cobra insurance coverage, I was forced to purchase health insurance through the market place and did my insurance premiums go up and how? I would say that this temporarily depressed me.
We were drawing closer to the 2016 presidential election and it was my prayer that the Republicans would nominate someone who would be able to convince the American public that while Barack Obama had come close to his goal of destroying the United States of America, we were the United States of America and had lived through these dark times.
Then the Republicans nominated Donald Trump, a favorite of the forgotten white working class of America. I was not a Trump supporter and felt that Hillary Clinton would certainly win. The media convinced us that it was nearly impossible for Trump to prevail, didn’t they? There was never a doubt that I would vote for Mr. Trump, but he wasn’t my first choice for Republican nominee. After getting to know President Trump and his family, I found that I admired him more than I ever thought I would.
During an appointment with my financial adviser in August before the election, she asked me how I felt about the future. I told her that I was discouraged and expected the worst because while Obama came up short of totally destroying the United States of America, I felt that Hillary would finish the job. After four years of Hillary, we would no longer know the country where we grew up. I expected the quality of healthcare to go down as I aged and opined that I would not live as long as my Mom lived because I would not have access to the same good healthcare she had access to in her golden years. But maybe that was a good thing because I had no clue as to what my financial situation would look like. Maybe an early death would be a good thing? At this point I can say I was depressed.
Fast-forward to the wee hours in the morning of November 9, 2016. Despite the media and the rest of the arrogant Democrats, Hillary Clinton lost. We would now have a president in the White House whose stand on the issues paralleled mine.
Hillary supporters were morose as I described in the first paragraph. We’re now hearing the term, “Trump derangement syndrome.” To my angst, though, many Republicans were having pity on the poor Democrats whose candidate lost. Not me. After both Obama elections, I heard ad nauseum from the Democrats, “You lost, get over it. We’re going to do what we’re going to do. We don’t care what you think.”
In an article on Townhall.com, Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed, author, Dennis Prager, indicated that the depression among conservatives was palpable, that the conservative level of despair four years ago came as a surprise to leftist Americans. Dennis goes on to say that unlike much of the left, most conservatives handled the despair like mature adults. There was no rioting, including the shutting down of highways and airports, the taking over of college offices, the protests at people’s homes. Children of conservatives were not allowed to take a day off from school and demonstrate. Also, conservative teachers, what few exist, didn’t preach opposition to Obama in their classrooms.
Other things that conservatives did not do included:
- Print posters with the words, “Not My President.” (Would we have been called racists or what?)
- Allow conservative clergy to declare fast days.
Dennis continues to opine that we know the left, but the left doesn’t know us. Leftists read, listen to, watch, socialize with and study under leftists. Only if a leftist is stuck with some conservative relative, or friend they’ve had since college and still attend football games with, he or she does not encounter conservative ideas. Therefore, leftists don’t know how painful it was for conservatives during the Obama years. While liberals feel free to express their emotions and opinions to anyone, anywhere, anytime, conservatives, especially those who voted for Trump, live and will continue to live like Marranos, a term for Jewish people living in Iberia, who were forced to convert to Christianity, but still secretly practiced Judaism.