By Erik Rush
Ever since President-Elect Donald Trump reacted to press allegations concerning lurid sex acts and Russia hacking the November election by collectively bending the Washington press corps over and doing the predictable thing (figuratively speaking of course), far-left politicos have come to resemble a gaggle of frail, scrawny older men in period costume clinging to one another and squealing in girlish terror while being menaced by the cast of "The Expendables."
Like anthropogenic climate change, stories of Russia hacking the November election and making Donald Trump our President-Elect have been thoroughly debunked, but these have by design already grown legs enough to gain some traction - at least amongst the blisteringly stupid. As in the case of anthropogenic climate change dogma, those purveying it don't actually believe the lies; cultivating a segment of society that actually does believe them and that is substantial enough to affect change is the true objective.
Since Trump's election - and even moreso since his schooling of the press last week - the left has been in a state of abject meltdown as regards any prudent strategy, with dedicated lefties articulating the truly outlandish in their attempts to paint Trump as a B-movie villain who ascended to the presidency through some sort of arcane dark magic, novel technology, or mass mind control technique, and who must be stopped at all cost.
Considering that liberals were oh-so-keen to remind us on many occasions that Obama was a duly-elected chief executive despite the fact that he routinely used the Constitution as bath tissue, destroyed our health care system, sabotaged our economy, and fire-hosed Miracle-Gro® onto radical Islam, one would think that they might at least wait to see what Trump did in his first few months as President before passing judgment. Not a chance.
Now, the left doesn't fear and despise Donald Trump because he is an ideological conservative, because as we know, Donald Trump is not an ideological conservative. In fact, an ideological conservative president from among the field of Republican candidates Trump faced in the primaries last year (and there were one or two) might have been easier for progressives to hold in abeyance because such an individual could have been more inclined to adhere to the Beltway decorum that has aided in keeping socialist policies alive.
In this regard, Donald Trump is a different breed of cat, and one that is apparently immune to the rhetorical poison arrows loosed by progressives. Rather than cowering like a wee lass at press conferences, Trump comes out swinging - or ready to bend them over, as the case may be. He is like the prize fighter who knows that going for the knockout is a far better strategy than trying to out-point his opponent and hoping the judges will appreciate his technique and finesse.
In short, the left is terrified that like Obama, Trump is going to do as he pleases as President, only in his case it will be to the benefit of America rather than to her detriment. This has made them even more desperate and careless in their speech, and the farther left they are along the political continuum, the more desperate and careless their speech is proving to be. Spinning bizarre and fanciful calumnies and making petulant demands for conciliation when they are at a political disadvantage (nothing new; they're just doing more of it at present) illustrate their present distraction.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), continuing the piteous spectacle of cashing in on his former glory as a civil rights leader (though this status is debatable), told NBC News' Chuck Todd last week that he doesn't see Donald Trump as a legitimate commander-in-chief following Russia's nonexistent interference in the November election, and that he would skip Trump's inauguration. While this might make him a hero in the eyes of the aforementioned blisteringly stupid, to others he simply comes across as a pasty old fool, a sad, aging black caricature in the school of the imbecilic Maxine Waters and the treacherous, subversive Elijah Cummings.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), continuing the piteous spectacle of cashing in on his former glory as a war hero (though this status is also debatable), told Fox News' Martha McCallum this week that he was leaning toward voting to confirm Trump's Secretary of State pick, former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. There had been doubts as to whether McCain, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, would do so due to Tillerson's alleged chummy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Calling Putin a "butcher" and a "thug," McCain nevertheless voiced an apparent intent to support Trump's nominee. This is quite ironic considering McCain's work in recent years at the behest of one Barack Hussein Obama toward keeping the Muslim Brotherhood in charge in Egypt and bringing the butchering thugs ISIS into power in Iraq and Syria. In truth, McCain should be standing trial for treason alongside Obama, Hillary Clinton, Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and a host of politicos and private sector traitors from both parties who helped to facilitate those developments in the Middle East. McCain's actions also typify the endemic corruption and treasonous modality that have become standard operating procedure in Beltway politics.
The left's deportment over the last few weeks serve to reinforce what I've maintained for some time, and what I will continue to articulate: Dedicated progressives are a vile breed, whatever letters they happen to have in parentheses after their names. They are patient and well-entrenched however, so stamping out their influence is going to be a job bigger than any president. In a very real sense, our work is just beginning.
Originally published in WorldNetDaily