New Albany, MS– Over a pre-Christmas drink at Tallahatchie Gourmet, a friend referred to Clinton supporters and the Obama Administration as the “sorriest damned losers” he’d ever seen.
He is a fellow who knows whereof he speaks. He is a practical man with long experience as an effective political operator. Not a “policy wonk,” not an ideologue, not a guy who gets himself overly worked up about words like “liberal” and “conservative,” realizing they have less meaning, less value than ever before in political discourse. He is simply an honest man who intimately knows politics and how it really works.
My politico friend’s remark has taken on even more meaning for me in the intervening week.
Starting election night, there had been the moaning and whimpering of the Hillary supporters lashing out at the winner. As with Hillary’s failure to show up election night to concede in a timely manner and to thank and comfort her stunned, teary-eyed supporters over their heroine’s failure, the political losers this year have shown a remarkable lack of class and grace.
This behavior is doubly offensive when one considers all the pre-election fear-mongering by the Hillaryites about whether Donald Trump would “accept the results” of the election. Assuring themselves that Mrs. Clinton would certainly win, they ranted that Trump would be a sore loser, would somehow create chaos by challenging her victory
The puny and often incompetent national news media has continued full of breast-beating from people like Michael Moore, Elizabeth Warren, George Soros, Robert Reisch, Jill Stein, Al Gore, etc. trying to organize an anti-Trump rival court. Millions of e-mails have been sent out, begging for donations to finance what the losers are calling their “Resistance” to President-Elect Trump. What was that about gracefully accepting the results of the election? The words, “get a frigging life” have come frequently to mind.
Then the belly aching about “Russian interference” with the election got cranked up. By allegedly hacking incriminating e-mails, Vladimir Putin and his crew had caused negative information to be released about Hillary Clinton, which had hurt her chances of being elected. There were no denials that the information was truthful. It mainly affirmed what was already known about Mrs. Clinton’s malfeasance.*
Ironically, the Russians are being excoriated by the same “liberals” who normally cozy up to them. Amusing.
[On a very serious note, it may not be too far out of context to observe here that the Russians have been dealing with “radicalized” Muslims for several hundred years. Muslim jihads against Russia go back to the 15th century. The Russians have long experience in that area, knowledge which might be useful to the United States.]
Immediately after the election, a visibly stunned President Obama righteously pledged support and a helpful transition. However, since Christmas Day, he and his administration have gone completely off the reservation, making statements and threatening actions that show unprecedented antagonism by an outgoing, lame-duck administration toward one that will be inaugurated in just over three weeks.
- Monday, the day after Christmas, from his hideaway in Hawaii, Obama made the tacky claim that he would have beaten Trump, had he been eligible for a third term. We can find no other instance in the last 100 years of an outgoing president being so graceless.
- On December 27th, the Obama Administration said it was trying to figure out what “sanctions” to take against Russia for having provided the American voters with truthful information about Hillary. It was not surprising that Republican Senator John McCain, never a particularly reliable character, and his little buddy Lindsey Graham, also a Republican, joined the chorus of voices calling for sanctions against Russia. (You may recall that Trump said some unfavorable things about McCain’s mixed military record during the campaign.) McCain and Graham appeared Wednesday for a joint statement with New York Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, a long-time Clintonite.
Today, December 29th, the Obama Administration retaliated against the Russians by expelling 35 of their people, giving them three days to leave the U.S. Of course, the Russians are likely to react by expelling a like number of Americans. Obama has initiated a silly, pointless game, which he cannot win, and which the Trump Administration will have to unsnarl.
Wednesday, Dec. 28th, Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, bellowed the lame-duck administration’s displeasure with Bibi Netanyahu and the Israeli government’s lack of enthusiasm for the anti-Israel lobby’s “two state” solution.
- Destroying the Muslim registry and changing policy on off-shore oil drilling by presidential orders, are just two more examples of Obama’s crew trying to hijack the incoming government.
We cannot find any instance in the last 125 years in which a lame duck administration has tried so hard to frustrate what it believes will be the policies of the newly elected administration.
We were not Trump supporters (although we were glad that Hillary lost), but Donald Trump will be the only elected President we have for the coming four years. We have just had 16 years of inept performance by the tenants at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which has weakened the country in countless ways. All of us, including Hillary’s sorry losers, have a vested interest in Trump being a successful President.
*Some of our readers might be interested in this BBC article, published nearly two weeks before the election, which detailed exactly what information about Clinton was disclosed in the “Russian hacked” emails.