Liberals boycott Trump’s inauguration, declaring his presidency deserves no respect
From reading the Washington Post (as in, the paper of record in the nation’s capitol) you wouldn’t think America was inaugurating its 45th president, but rather ushering in an historic protest. The paper has devoted more articles to the who’s-who of who is not attending President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration — from celebrities to Democrat politicians — than it has to the historic event itself.
For example, there are multiple articles about the Bruce Springsteen cover band now not performing at the New Jersey ball. Who cares! And several articles on less-than-famous singer Jennifer Holliday, who backed out of singing at the inauguration, after committing to perform — because her gay fans “begged her not to.” I wonder if those same gay fans — who supported Hillary Clinton — had a problem with her accepting huge donations to the Clinton Foundation from Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia (a country where homosexuality is banned and homosexuals are punished by death)? If Holliday were to have sung at Trump’s inauguration, people might have remembered who she was.
One of the worst examples yet of biased journalism was Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank’s disgusting and bigoted Jan. 16, 2017 column “Trump gets no respect. That’s because he hasn’t earned it.” Over the past eight years, Milbank was part of the same left-wing cabal of journos who blasted anyone who dared diss the office of the presidency under black President Barack Obama. Of course, the Washington Post isn’t the only liberal media outlet displaying anti-American behaviour toward our democratically-elected 45th president.
CNN refuses to come to grips with the fact it failed to elect Hillary Clinton, despite its best efforts, by relentlessly churning out fake polls and distorting Trump’s comments. Undeterred, CNN continues to double down on Trump bashing. Appearing on CNN recently, black Democrat professor Marc Lamont Hill called blacks who met with Trump “a bunch of mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people.”
Unlike the first black president Barack Obama who showed no interest in meeting with blacks — who overwhelmingly supported him both elections — Trump is meeting with black activists who didn’t support him, to hear their ideas.
But Mr. Hill brayed that Trump meeting with black celebrities like Steve Harvey is bad: “bringing up comedians and actors and athletes to represent black interests is demeaning, it’s disrespectful, and it’s condescending. Bring some people up there with some expertise Donald Trump, don’t just bring up people to entertain.”
Mr. Hill makes the ignorant and dangerous assumption that one black person represents the views of all black people, by virtue of common skin colour. He certainly doesn’t speak for me! In the final days of the election, Hill didn’t express indignant outrage when Hillary used Beyoncé and J-Zay used hip-hop to pander to blacks for votes. THAT was disrespectful.
Disrespectful as well was Congressman John Lewis’ declaration that he wouldn’t attend Trump’s inaugural, because he was an illegitimate president. Lewis said it was because Russia “destroyed Hillary’s campaign” by hacking the Democratic National Committee’s email. Newsflash, Mr. Congressman, that hack brought to light the conspiracy to crush Hillary’s competitor, as well as her reckless (and likely deliberate) use of a private email server (which certainly compromised national security).
Liberals were aghast that Trump had the audacity to call Lewis disrespectful, advising him to do a better job as a congressman. Because Lewis marched for blacks to have voting rights in Selma over 50 years ago (which I respect tremendously) means he’s immune to criticism … and can disparage any white person, including the President-elect? I don’t think so.
Lewis also boycotted the 2001 inaugural of G.W. Bush. Not very American for someone who fought for equal rights, but now won’t respect the office of the presidency equally.
Again, Lewis and Hill aren’t alone in their disdain and lack of respect for the presidency. More than 50 Democrats have vowed not to attend the inauguration. And the Women’s March on Washington is planned for Saturday, where hundreds of thousands will wreak havoc on the city. If this had happened during either of Obama’s inaugurals, lawmakers and protestors would be called racists. But it didn’t happen.
In contrast, even though many people were not happen Obama got elected, America came together to honour our country’s enduring peaceful transition of power. Lost in all the Trump hate and bombast being spewed by the left wing media is the fact that Trump’s inauguration is unconventional — just like his campaign was. It is focused on working class Americans, not wasting money on pomp, ceremony and self-congratulations. Trump capped inaugural ball tickets at $50 a piece, to make them affordable.
Liberal lawmakers and protesters should hold a fake inauguration so they can revere their ‘legitimate’ candidate Hillary Clinton. In their make-believe ceremony, they could act out the peaceful transition of power they demanded of Trump.
It would give the rest of us a break and — God knows — be a better use of their time.