Trump Protesters

Why conservatives should be concerned about reactions from the left

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Why conservatives should be concerned about reactions from the left

Amer­ica is in dis­ar­ray… if you lis­ten to main­stream media. They say Don­ald Trump’s tran­si­tion team is floun­der­ing. They see no near end of protests by ten­der snowflakes on col­lege cam­puses. They switch back and forth between cov­er­ing and cov­er­ing up the vio­lence on the streets per­pe­trated by pro­test­ers angry that Trump is going to be the next President.

The nat­ural reac­tion for con­ser­v­a­tives is a com­bi­na­tion of sad­ness and humor. The “truth” is only as true as the media will allow mil­lions of Amer­i­cans to believe, so while Trump’s tran­si­tion is unortho­dox, it doesn’t deserve reports that everything’s falling apart because it isn’t. The ten­der snowflakes among both stu­dents and pro­fes­sors make us want to weep for the future and chuckle at their antics, but it’s still there and it can become a threat. As for the pro­test­ers on the streets… why haven’t they stopped, yet?

Now is not the time to panic, but it’s also fool­hardy for con­ser­v­a­tives to not have con­cerns. The left is angry and hurt. They’re like a wounded beast — defen­sive, unpre­dictable, and capa­ble of tak­ing actions they nor­mally wouldn’t take. We’re see­ing them mak­ing plans to go after us harder in the press, on social media, and on the cul­tural bat­tle­fronts. It’s a less-​focused, more vio­lent response than the actions that formed the Tea Party in 2009, which is to say that it’s form­ing into some­thing that could make an impact. If the Tea Party was the anger-​driven intel­lec­tual response to Obama’s admin­is­tra­tion, then what­ever the left is form­ing will be the anger-​driven emo­tional response to Trump.

That shouldn’t be dis­missed. The ebb and flow of polit­i­cal pas­sions can be turned into actions. The Tea Party helped sweep in a strong major­ity in the House in 2010 and a good major­ity in the Sen­ate in 2014. If the left can get orga­nized behind their emo­tional responses, we could see the oppo­site result in 2018. That should ter­rify us all.

Now is not the time for com­pla­cence, cel­e­bra­tion, or gloat­ing. The GOP has con­trol. What they do with it over the next two years might not be enough if we don’t com­bat the left’s pas­sion­ate rise. Every­thing can go as planned and the GOP could still lose the House, Sen­ate, and strides made at the states if we aren’t aggres­sively putting down the left­ist pro­pa­ganda machine. This is a time for dili­gence. The oppo­si­tion is rising.

America is in disarray… if you listen to mainstream media. They say Donald Trump’s transition team is floundering. They see no near end of protests by tender snowflakes on college campuses. They switch back and forth between covering and covering up the violence on the streets perpetrated by protesters angry that Trump is going to be the next President.

The natural reaction for conservatives is a combination of sadness and humor. The “truth” is only as true as the media will allow millions of Americans to believe, so while Trump’s transition is unorthodox, it doesn’t deserve reports that everything’s falling apart because it isn’t. The tender snowflakes among both students and professors make us want to weep for the future and chuckle at their antics, but it’s still there and it can become a threat. As for the protesters on the streets… why haven’t they stopped, yet?

Now is not the time to panic, but it’s also foolhardy for conservatives to not have concerns. The left is angry and hurt. They’re like a wounded beast – defensive, unpredictable, and capable of taking actions they normally wouldn’t take. We’re seeing them making plans to go after us harder in the press, on social media, and on the cultural battlefronts. It’s a less-focused, more violent response than the actions that formed the Tea Party in 2009, which is to say that it’s forming into something that could make an impact. If the Tea Party was the anger-driven intellectual response to Obama’s administration, then whatever the left is forming will be the anger-driven emotional response to Trump.

That shouldn’t be dismissed. The ebb and flow of political passions can be turned into actions. The Tea Party helped sweep in a strong majority in the House in 2010 and a good majority in the Senate in 2014. If the left can get organized behind their emotional responses, we could see the opposite result in 2018. That should terrify us all.

Now is not the time for complacence, celebration, or gloating. The GOP has control. What they do with it over the next two years might not be enough if we don’t combat the left’s passionate rise. Everything can go as planned and the GOP could still lose the House, Senate, and strides made at the states if we aren’t aggressively putting down the leftist propaganda machine. This is a time for diligence. The opposition is rising.