Just take a look at the deranged comments section of any liberal newspaper or blog, and it quickly becomes evident that “Trump Derangement Syndrome” continues to affect many leftists.
But why? As a hardcore conservative, I rightfully feel a bit peeved at President Donald Trump for being so “conventional,” as Mike Allen put it in this morning’s “Axios AM” newsletter, but since he has been “conventional,” there’s really not much reason for liberals to be this pissed.
Just consider that liberals thought “Trump would deport immigrants, start erecting a massive wall, unload a clown car of sycophants at every federal agency … wage war with NATO and start a trade war with China,” according to Allen.
None of that has happened. Instead Trump has opted for a “conventional” presidency by pursuing a “conventional conservative Supreme Court pick,” a “conventional conservative health-care bill,” “conventional conservative tax-reform ideals,” “conventional conservative reg reforms” and even a “conventional conservative approach to NATO, China, Syria, Iran, Israel and defense spending.”
Yes, it’s true that Trump has rolled back some of former President Barack Obama’s regulations, spent an inordinate amount of time tweeting and promised to eventually build the wall (anytime now …), but other than for these and a few other things, his first 100 days look fairly similar to those of past GOP presidents.
And this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It shows that Trump is pragmatic. Obviously, though, I’d prefer if he were more of a hardass, but I digress.
The point is that “Trump Deranagement Syndrome” ought to be wearing off by now. Yet it’s not.
“Can Satire Save The Republic?” The Atlantic asked in a recent piece about whether Alec Baldwin’s inane comedy could stop America teetering toward oblivion.
Uh, in the slightly remixed words of Daniel Greenfield, “What [the hell] is satire saving the Republic from, [you stupid asses]?”
And remember the insane top-voted NYT comment I shared earlier this week?
Geez, lady, it’s not that serious …
The state of the average liberal’s health, on the other hand … well, let’s just say that if I were a liberal, I would seriously consider booking an appointment with a psychologist, pronto!