This morning, The Hill revealed the latest Democrat plan to protest President Donald Trump. The headline to its story on our elected official’s most recent ploy is “Democrats plot protest for Trump’s speech to Congress.” Yes, it appears we have now officially entered into the era of “protest mania” in the United States.
As children we used to whine, whimper, cry, throw tantrums, threaten to “hold my breath until I die!!” when things didn’t go our way. But the adults in the room managed us until we became adults ourselves and outgrew the behavior. Now it seems many adults in America are reverting. Its not a good look.
From the protests outside of Trump rallies that began virtually as soon as he won the Republican nomination, to blocking airports last week, to crybabies rioting on the University of California-Berkeley campus, burning and destroying property last night, “Trump protesting” seems to have become a new national pastime for left. And, now, the supposed “adults in the room,” our elected representatives in Washington, have decided to get in on the act too.
While some elected officials did begin their season of protest last month by refusing to attend the presidential inauguration, it now appears more are poised to hop on the protest bandwagon and focus attention on ways they can protest rather than work for their constituents.
According to The Hill:House Democrats are rallying behind a plan to make President Trump’s first speech to Congress as uncomfortable as possible by inviting guests they say will suffer under new White House policies. Some liberals are also eyeing another form of protest during the speech: When Trump walks down the center aisle of the House chamber on the way to the dais, they’re hoping no Democrats scramble to get in the picture for the traditional handshake.
“We have to have a higher standard,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said.
It’s that spirit of protest the Democrats are hoping to sustain as Trump prepares for his speech to Congress.
Sustaining a spirit of protest? Democrats just aren’t learning, or, simply refuse to accept the reality they are living in. They seem bound and determined to keep the hate and obstructionism alive, and are doing so to their own demise. The American people have spoken. We spoke in 2010 and 2012 when we gave — then kept — Republicans in the majority in the House of Representatives. We, again, spoke in 2014 when we gave Republicans the majority in the Senate. We spoke once more in 2016 when we put Donald Trump in the White House and left both houses of Congress in Republican control.
Democrats can’t seem to figure out they aren’t protesting Donald Trump — they’re protesting the will of the American people. They seem to think, although it didn’t work when they were six, holding their collective breaths until they get their way is going to do the trick this time around.
Four years is a loooong time to hold one’s breath.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]