Although I am not a Trump fan, although I am not a Hillary fan, like nearly everyone else in the world I was shocked when Trump beat Hillary and beat her soundly. Trump’s victory and the resulting coverage confirmed a feeling I have had my entire adult life. The left is full of hypocrisies. Not to say the right isn’t hypocritical, they certainly are, but the way in which the left (and 65% of this comes from the media) has become too much for voters, especially those specifically hurt and attacked as a result of these hypocrisies. Here’s an easy to read list of examples.
Love trumps hate, is what they say. But the instant Trump won my newsfeed lit up with Hillary supporters spewing tweets and statuses that reflected everything but love.
The “When they go low we go high.” When Michelle Obama said this in a powerful speech everyone went nuts. These words were put on bumper stickers and t-shirts and displayed everywhere you looked but did the dems go high? No. They lost an election and decided that vandalizing cities in response would be a good idea..
Liberals are the champions of owning your curves and embracing your flaws. Call a beauty queen fat and you shouldn’t be president. Make Naked Trump statues and place them in cities around the nation, totally cool. Comment on Trump’s skin and hair, totally fine. Refer to Chris Christie as the “elephant in the room,” hilarious!
The Democratic Party claims to be the worker’s party. If you truly believed in worker’s rights you wouldn’t wear any brand that is a part of fast fashion.
The left claim to care about the environment while they and their leaders own million dollar homes, eat factory farm animal products, sport fast fashion, smoke cigarettes and fly around in private jets.
The party for Black people? Don’t make me laugh.
The left believe’s Trump’s sexual assault accusers but rarely acknowledge Bill Clinton’s.
The left advocates for sub-populations but rarely mention that the VA has become an absolute trainwreck under Obama with veterans literally dying because they can’t get in to see health professionals as part of a socialist healthcare system. They’re concerned about mental health issues but do not mention the suicide hotline failing veterans.
The left hates stereotypes but they live and die by stereotypes. You’re an uncle tom not worth celebrating if you’re Black and conservative. All women who voted for Trump are victims of internalized misogyny. Evangelicals are alt-righters and so on and so forth.
Women are anti-feminist if they don’t support Planned Parenthood, but it’s feminist to support a candidate whose foundation receives donations from Saudi Arabia (where women have no divorce rights and need a male guardian) the United Arab Emirates (where women need male approval for marriage and husbands are permitted to assault their wives and children), Qatar (where women need male approval for marriage, women must obey their husbands and marital rape is permitted) and Oman (where women face discrimination when it comes to child custody and divorce). All this according to Human Rights Watch.
Cultural appropriation is disgusting…except when Elizabeth Warren claimed she was a minority when she listed herself as a Native-American (because of the stereotype that American Indians have high cheekbones) in an Association of American Law Schools directory.
The left explains that white people voted for Trump because his racial and anti-women tones wouldn’t effect them, but the left doesn’t call out celebrities who are so wealthy and famous that they can vote for economic policies that won’t affect their lifestyles in the slightest.
The left is blaming “fake media stories” for Trump’s win but don’t point out that almost half of consistent liberals trust The Daily Show as their news source. Hillary is now complaining about “fake news” but what about when she lied about Benghazi and Bosnia? Oh and also when she blamed right wing conspiracies for the Lewinsky scandal. Brian Williams even had the gall to call out “fake news” when he’s built career/persona out of lies.
If the people your wall will keep out are illegal immigrants from Mexico, unacceptable, if they’re possibly Trump voters that’s ok.
Love Trumps hate but $1,000,000+ in damage is cool.
Trump appointing three generals (Mattis, Kelly, Flynn) is scary…but when Obama appoints Jones, Shinsheki and Blair no one says a word…
The left praises Canada and jokes about moving there…a country with border laws and strict guidelines on how to become Canadian. Interesting that no one wants to go to Mexico or really any country whose main inhabitants are non-White.
All cultures should be valued and heard…except for farm and rural culture which essentially would not be represented if the electoral college was completely abolished. Even Hillary tells us to “cherish our democracy.”
As a private business, respectfully declining your services to gay couples because you disagree with their lifestyles should be punished, declining your services to Melania because you disagree with her lifestyle is heroic.
Speaking of the Huffington Post, “If you judge people for how they like their steak, you might be a Trump supporter.” At the same time “Donald Trump likes his steak well done, AKA the worst Possible Way,” also, keep telling us how fake news ruined the election.
Love Trump hates, but also, “New Yorkers have a duty: Be Rude to the Trumps.”
They claim red states are poorer but don’t take into consideration cost of living.
The left points out the people that will no longer be insured if Obamacare is repealed but don’t point out those that are punished via a fine because they can’t afford their premiums, or those that have insurance but their premiums/deductibles are so high it’s as if they have no insurance.
The leftist media puts pressure on Trump to condemn the riots (and when he did CBS held onto the tape for two days) but didn’t pressure Obama or Clinton to do the same with the Black Lives Matters or post-election riots, despite innocent people being hurt in both cases.
Trump loves hate. But a large number of the reported Pro-Trump hate crimes post-election have proven to have been fabricated.
No one on my feed expressed any concern about the electoral college…until their candidate lost. I can’t back up this theory with stats but no one believes for one second that the left would be up in arms if the results had been the other way around…in fact they would’ve called Trump supporters out if they had reacted the way they are now.
The left wants to give the government virtually unlimited power, but never stopped to think what would happen if that power went to someone they didn’t like. Conservatives have warned of this for a long time.
Even when people are arrested, the anti-Trump protests are referred to as “largely peaceful,” not exactly how the Tea Party protests were reported.
Trump is the most anti-LGBT and anti-woman and most racist president ever!…but he has an openly gay man on his transition team, the first female campaign manager to win, he hired the first woman ever to be in charge of supervising the construction of a skyscraper and black executives/supporters exist within his circles.
Actually ALL Republicans are racist and sexist and homophobic…but a Republican nominated Clarence Thomas, the two highest ranking Black cabinet members and the first ever female Black secretary of state were under a Republican, a woman has been nominated for Republican VP, the first Black secretary of housing and urban development was under a Republican, the first Black secretary of transportation was under a Republican, the first secretary of education was under a Republican, the first female secretary of the interior was under a Republican, the first female secretary of agriculture was under a Republican, the first female secretary of housing and urban development was under a Republican, the first Asian female to serve in the cabinet was under a Republican, the first woman to serve in two different positions under two different administrations was under a Republican, the Republican Party has had more foreign born cabinet member than Democrats, there have been a handful of gay Republican members of congress plus this last election the Republican presidential ï included an Indian-American, Black man, woman, two Latinos and a pumpkin.
The moral of the story is that everyone must be called out. Liberals need to call out conservatives but they need to call out other liberals too and vice versa. We all should be held to the same standard. That’s one of the biggest lessons this election should teach us but it’s one that seems to have gone right over the left’s head. When a negative story is breaking on your favorite candidate, honestly ask yourself how you would feel if the candidate you didn’t like was accused of the same mistake. Your reactions to each should be the same.
Donald Trump has flip-flopped and fallen victim to a large number of hypocritical criticisms and rightly so, but I think voters felt like they always know what Trump is thinking even if it’s different from what he thought a week ago. Donald Trump has gained respect even from those who are part of #NeverTrump because he calls out the media. The large number of conservative Never Trumpers may have actually helped Trump and the Republican party because it showed that many on the right can see past party lines.
There are things Democrats believe in that I can get down with, but I can only take so much silliness…and apparently millions of Americans feel the same way.