THE OP-ED REPORTER: Dear Reader. . .I have to question if Democrats have pride about living in America as they continue to serve up hate, instead of cooperation? The problem? Dems who can't get over the fact they missed the signals of the election from the time Trump came down the escalator opening his bid for the presidency. The American middle-class cried out and he heard them, and more so, understood the plight of those Clinton labeled deplorables: Checkmate. . ."We have had enough!"
And so, Dear Reader, sadly we find friends, the establishment Democrats and overly dramatic protesters at the precipice of psychological disarray, and reeling numbness. The Psych community has labeled their inability to cope as PESD, Post Election Stress Disorder, as supposedly thousands seek their services according to recent news reports. I found Therapist Daniel Linder's August 8, 2014 article: Post Election Stress Disorder fits today's scenario of crippling anger and violence.
Protesters do not seem to have a sense of cohesion. I agree they should speak out on what they believe to be right. What they don't have the right to do under the first amendment is become lawless.
One has to question: why do Democrats insist on riding a dead horse of ideology to nowhere? The stark election results prove this. The sincere protest day "Not My President" became nothing more than a self-appeasing emotional move, which was not constructive and did nothing to move their cause forward, especially for a broken Democratic party seeking to reunite its base.
The post-election period is not about a game to knock off the other guy because of building foaming anger and the inability to cope. Perhaps those visceral voters should put their energy into bringing something positive in the negotiations across party-lines, while working to put the Democratic party effectively back together again. Right now, half of those up for reelection in 2018 are in states that President Trump won.
Fox News contributor, Michelle Malkin refers to these protesters as "snow flakes." I believe the better analogy is to refer to them as cream-puffs. Weak people with hallow thinking, who too many times can be lead astray by filling their minds with the blustery hot-air sweetened by the influence of Democratic ideology, power and money.
My dad once told me to never believe anything as fact in the heat of battle irrespective of which side of the disagreement one is on. To fill your head with garbage because everyone else seems to accept it - proves one can be lead-by-the-nose.
As the post-election debate goes on, I was pleased to hear the voice of sanity within the Democratic Party. Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, when interviewed by the media this week made his feelings clear: protests against the president is getting tiresome. Donald Trump - is - the President; the legislator will check him so "let's let him govern."
And that's the story.
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